Monthly Newsletter in Your Online Messages Inbox

Posted by jhodnett on January 26, 2010 in Site Features, Website

Today, for the first time, you should notice an important email communication delivered to your Messages inbox: the 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

If you are still seeing the “Check back soon”

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

If you are still seeing the “Check back soon” page, try clearing your cache. To do this, please see the instructions in the Help page at After clearing your cache, if you are still having difficulties, please email, 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 Issues

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

Posted by jhodnett on January 20, 2010 in Site Features, Website

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 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

New iPhone Application Gives Access to Your Tree on the Go

Posted by Heather Erickson on January 19, 2010 in News, Site Features, Website

You asked for an iPhone® application that gives you access to your tree, and we heard you loud and clear.  I’m excited to announce that we have launched the 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 Website

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