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Site Navigation Clean-Up for Account Settings, Alerts, and Message Board Favorites

Posted by Stephanie Cruz on January 28, 2010 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Features

To make it easier to navigate to your account information (such as site preferences, email preferences, and alerts), we’ve created quick links in a drop down menu from the My Account link. With this change, account settings are now one click away from any page on the site. These links replace the ones that used… Read more

Scheduled Family Tree Maintenance (28 January, midnight-1:30 AM MST)

Posted by Kenny Freestone on January 27, 2010 in Family Trees

Please be aware that the Ancestry.com Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance early Thursday morning, 28 January 2010, from 12:00 AM to 1:30 AM Mountain Standard Time. This tree service downtime will affect Ancestry Member Trees, OneWorldTree, some portions of My Canvas, the sections of the Home Page that are related to Member Trees,… Read more

Ancestry.com Monthly Newsletter in Your Online Messages Inbox

Posted by jhodnett on January 26, 2010 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Features

Today, for the first time, you should notice an important email communication delivered to your Ancestry.com Messages inbox: the Ancestry.com Monthly Update, our monthly newsletter. The online Messages feature is a place where members can anonymously contact one another to share research about common ancestors, as well as where we can send important company communications to… Read more

Ancestry World Archives Project: January Highlights

Posted by Crista Cowan on January 25, 2010 in World Archives Project

If you read the World Archives blog you may have caught Anna’s post last week announcing the two new projects we released for keying – Canada, Nominal Rolls and Paylists for the Volunteer Militia, 1872-1914 and the Lübeck 1862 Census.  And, if you read the Ancestry Monthly Update you might have noticed that one of… Read more

If you are still seeing the “Check back soon”

Posted by Web Operations on January 23, 2010 in Site Status

If you are still seeing the “Check back soon” page, try clearing your cache. To do this, please see the instructions in the Ancestry.com Help page at http://bit.ly/76G7CA. After clearing your cache, if you are still having difficulties, please email AncestryBlog@ancestry.com, and include your username and detailed information about your situation (including browser being used… Read more

Temporary Site Problems Resolved

Posted by Web Operations on January 22, 2010 in Site Status

Last night we experienced some temporary site problems on our home page. Our development and web operations teams worked on the problem overnight and it has now been resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused and truly appreciate your patience through this situation.

Retiring Member Connections from Ancestry.com

Posted by jhodnett on January 20, 2010 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Features

As we continue to offer better ways for you to find members who share your research interests, our job is to make sure that the tools we provide on Ancestry.com are useful and easy.  One feature that we’ve looked at closely in this regard is an older feature called “Member Connections” (not to be confused… Read more

Scheduled Family Tree Maintenance (21 January, midnight-3 AM MST)

Posted by Kenny Freestone on January 20, 2010 in Family Trees

Please be aware that the Ancestry.com Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance on Thursday 21 January 2010, from 12:00 AM to 3:00 AM Mountain Standard Time. This tree service downtime will affect Ancestry Member Trees, OneWorldTree, our new Tree To Go iPhone app,  some portions of My Canvas, the sections of the Home Page that… Read more

New Ancestry.com iPhone Application Gives Access to Your Tree on the Go

You asked for an iPhone® application that gives you access to your Ancestry.com tree, and we heard you loud and clear.  I’m excited to announce that we have launched the Ancestry.com Tree To Go iPhone app. Whether you’re scouring the research library or getting together to share family stories with relatives, you’ll never miss a… Read more

New 1950 U.S. Census Substitute

Posted by Laura Dansbury on January 19, 2010 in Ancestry.com Site, Searching for Records

Last week we posted a new 1950 U.S. census substitute.  These records can serve as a great starting point for learning more about people who were born or grew up after the 1930 U.S. Census. To protect the privacy of living individuals, U.S. censuses are not released to the general public until 72 years after… Read more

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