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Ancestry.com Adds Atlanta Federal Penitentiary Records

Posted by Ancestry.com on October 15, 2009 in Content

Notorious train robbers, mob bosses, “butter imposters” and financial schemers are among the infamous outlaws who appear in a unique collection of federal prison records we just added to Ancestry.com. Provided by the National Archives at Atlanta, the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary Collection (1902-1921) spans two decades and consists of more than 14,000 inmate records documenting… Read more

Reminder about tonight’s webinar on Search Strategies

Posted by on October 14, 2009 in Searching for Records, Webinars

Hi Everyone, I’d like to remind everybody that we will be running a free webinar on the best Strategies for Searching Ancestry.com this evening at 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar is designed for beginning to intermediate members of Ancestry.com. To attend the webinar, please register here. We’re delighted that we already have more… Read more

More Than 400 Years of London Church Records

Posted by Ancestry.com on October 13, 2009 in Content

Did you know that until 1763, you only had to be 12 (girls) or 14 (boys) to marry in London? That 20% of London’s population was killed by a second Black Plague in the 1600s? That during the first year of WWI, marriages in London increased by 32%? In the October newsletter we featured a… Read more

Scheduled Family Tree Maintenance (13 October, 2009 from 11:00 – 11:30 PM MDT)

Posted by Kenny Freestone on October 13, 2009 in Family Trees

Please be aware that the Ancestry.com Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, 13 October 2009, from 11:00pm through 11:30pm Mountain Daylight Time. This maintenance will support the continued growth in Ancestry Member Trees traffic. This tree service downtime will affect Ancestry Member Trees, OneWorldTree, some portions of My Canvas, the sections of… Read more

It’s never too soon to start a MyCanvas calendar

Posted by Wendy Jessen on October 10, 2009 in Ancestry.com Site

As I was looking up at the wall by my work desk, I realized that I had never made a fun calendar for work.  Crazy as I have made many calendars for home and for gifts.  Instead, I see a blank wall with only a single picture from my son that says “I love you,… Read more

Best Strategies for Searching Ancestry.com

Posted by Laura Dansbury on October 7, 2009 in Searching for Records, Webinars

Hello everyone, The search team is excited about our free online webinar about searching Ancestry.com on October 14th at 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. In this webinar, we will show you the best strategies for searching Ancestry.com’s thousands of databases. Improving your search strategies will help you to find more information about your ancestors. It… Read more

Ancestry.com Announces New Washington DC Scanning Facility

Posted by Heather Erickson on October 6, 2009 in Ancestry.com Site, Company News, Content

We are pleased to announce an expansion to our relationship with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) that enables us to digitize NARA record collections at a new Ancestry.com facility in the Washington, D.C., area. Since the signing of an agreement in May 2008, we have worked with NARA to digitize historical records collections… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Webinar Recap

Posted by Michelle Pfister on October 2, 2009 in Family Tree Maker

Hello Everyone, We want to thank you all for your questions and participation in the webinar for Family Tree Maker 2010. We had a great turnout, with about 2,000 of you participating live with us that night. We answered as many questions as time permitted, and we’re sorry if we weren’t able to get to… Read more

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