We are experiencing technical problems with images in search results

Posted by on January 15, 2010 in Site Status

We are currently experiencing intermittent technical problems with the display of images within search results. This issue causes a delay of several seconds  in the “preview” of newspapers and other images within the search results, it also affects the loading of the image when you “hover” over the result title. It does not affect which results… Read more

Ancestry Search: Controlling your results with filters

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on January 12, 2010 in Searching for Records

We believe that 2010 is going to be an exciting year for Search at As you know, we launched expanded wild card functionality at the beginning of this year. But that was only the start of things to come. Having spent much of last year listening to what you wanted, we will be launching… Read more

Join in Boston for Family History Day 2010!

Posted by on January 7, 2010 in Company News

Are you getting the most out of your subscription? Need ideas to help you grow and organize your family tree? If so, don’t miss Family History Day 2010 — Boston Saturday, February 20, 2010 – 8 am to 4 pm Westin Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts and the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)… Read more

Maybe the Neighbors Have Clues

Posted by Jeanie Croasmun on January 6, 2010 in Ancestry Magazine

Here’s a tip: use the Member Connect tab on a census record to see who’s researching your ancestor’s neighbors. They may hold more clues about your ancestor than you realize. See, for most of the last five-ish years, I’ve been frustrated by how easy it is for some of my coworkers to grow their family… Read more

Take the Blog Survey

Posted by Heather Erickson on January 4, 2010 in Site Features

In 2007, we introduced the Blog as a place to keep you connected with what’s going on at It’s become a place to learn about new additions – our products, content, features and other services – as we develop them, and hear from the people who create and develop these products and features… Read more

Ancestry Search: Improved Wildcard flexibility

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on January 4, 2010 in Searching for Records

Improved Wildcard flexibility has been one of the our most requested feature updates. So to start out 2010 on a happy note, we’ve updated our wildcard functionality. Previously, you had to use three characters and then either a * or a ?. We’ve made a few changes: Now you can put a wildcard first, such… Read more

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