Comments on: Blog Awarded One of the 40 Best Genealogy Blogs The official blog of Ancestry Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:21:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: Business Life Coach Business Life Coach Mon, 08 Mar 2010 20:21:12 +0000 I saw the same commercial, Ted! I had to check it out.

By: Ted Amenta Ted Amenta Sat, 06 Mar 2010 02:55:56 +0000 I saw a TV commercial for, came here, and found this post. I am impressed that is listing the other 39 mentioned in the article and am going to try to create an account now…

By: Robert L. Myers I Robert L. Myers I Tue, 02 Mar 2010 00:30:30 +0000 I’m trying to find out more about my
aunt that was beheaded in 1610 in
Würzburg, Germany but i can’t seem to find out anything more other than that she unwed and was beheaded at the age of 18yrs

By: Baker Baker Sun, 28 Feb 2010 20:41:51 +0000 hello Heather, please
can you ask the programmers to display AddMedia the same way they have programmed AddSource.

or change AddSource to match the way they are doing AddMedia.

either way would be helpful it they were uniform & consistent. thank you.

By: Baker Baker Sat, 27 Feb 2010 06:16:36 +0000 LOL were they ranking non-responsiveness? oh, well then yes, fer’sure ancestry’s blog deserves to receive high marks for that.

is anyone home? the Overview Timeline is all jammed up.
when location word-wraps to two lines, then the description text is displayed on top of 2nd line of location.
and description text, instead of proper word-wrap, goes all the way across underneath your newest fancy-shmancy AddMedia.
is anyone supervising those programmers?


By: beth beth Fri, 26 Feb 2010 11:30:54 +0000 The only good thing about the blogs is reading what the membership has to say.

By: Rina Rina Thu, 25 Feb 2010 17:32:20 +0000 Ancestry has a nerve to take any credit for the success of these blogs.
As has been pointed out, after making an announcement, they generally ignore any responses.
I say generally, as I see we’ve had a partial response to the “Add Media” debacle. Still lying down in a darkened room to recover….

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By: Virginia Dunham Virginia Dunham Wed, 24 Feb 2010 23:33:55 +0000 My congratulations also to those Ancestry Team Members who monitored and responded to their blogs…some of those blogs generated a lot of “heat” and it took courage to come back on and make your comments…

By: Andy Hatchett Andy Hatchett Wed, 24 Feb 2010 23:17:02 +0000 Bob Re: #9

I fully agree with the second part of your post.

I’ve mentioned the “Blog and Run” problem more than once to various people but it hasn’t seemed to make much of a difference yet – and I hope yet is the operative word.

The Blog, if it is to have any meaningful use, must become a vehicle of continuous communication between the Ancestry Personnel Bloggers and the membership.

The Ancestry Personnel need to schedule their responses just as they would any other meeting.

Something like this would, imho, work:

1) The Initial Article.

2) About 7 days after the initial article a response to the responses to their initial article.

3) About 13 days after the initial article a response to the later responses to the original article.

I realize that they all have very full plates but if they can’t commit to some type of scheduled response then they should just give up initiating Blog articles altogether.

I don’t feel three posts within a two week period is too much to ask.

Maybe Ancestry needs to initiate some internal policies about blogging if they don’t have them already.

Whatever the case, something needs to be done. As things now stand the blog is becoming more and more like a “let’s pat ourselves on the back” puff piece.

There are exceptions to the above. It is easy to see who those exceptions are by reading the blogs so I won’t mention any names.

And to those Ancestry Bloggers who do respond- a heartfelt thanks!