That is the question that often arises when we announce new projects or a new tool update for the Ancestry World Archives keying tool. I acknowledge the frustration our Mac users in our community experiences when Ancestry produces products that are not Macintosh compatible. While we do not have anything new to announce for our… Read more
Hello everyone, We are looking forward to our free online class about Family Tree Maker 2010. This “webinar” should help answer many of the questions you have about the new software. To help us prepare, please ask your questions here. While we won’t be able to answer every question during the webinar, we’ll do our… Read more
The other day I took a break from obsessing about the stock market, health care reform and climate change to key some naturalization records for the Ancestry.com World Archives Project. I happened to get a batch of index cards for German immigrants who came to New York in the late 1800s. As I typed in… Read more
We are pleased to have resolved all issues relating to our use and access to the Drouin Collection. The existing Drouin collection will be available on Ancestry.com (and other Ancestry international properties) on Monday, September 21.
I received the following question this week and thought I’d share what I found here on the blog. My husband’s grandmother died in Central Islip State Hospital in New York City in 1925. The hospital is now closed and the records apparently have been move to Pilgrim Psychiatric Center. We would like to get more… Read more
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Last week I was fortunate to be one of the hundreds of family historians who descended on Little Rock, Arkansas for the 2009 Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) annual conference. I want to thank everyone who stopped by the Ancestry.com booth to chat with us. It was great to see so many first-time attendees. I… Read more
We have a free webinar scheduled for September 30th at 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. In this webinar, you’ll see a demo of the new features in Family Tree Maker 2010. We know it can take time to learn all the details of a rich application like Family Tree Maker. This webinar will hopefully help. To help… Read more
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who can trace their heritage through New York — or if you’re a history buff and always welcome the opportunity to learn more about U.S. history — I hope you’ll take a few moments to check out our New York 400th Anniversary page. In honor of Henry… Read more
As a reminder, don’t forget to join Ancestry.com in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Genealogy Conference for four days of family history, classes, exhibit halls and much, much more. 2009 Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Genealogy Conference September 2–5, 2009 Little Rock Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, Arkansas Free Track of Ancestry.com… Read more
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