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Who Do You Think You Are? Episode 7 – Spike Lee

Posted by Heather Erickson on April 30, 2010 in Who Do You Think You Are?

It might seem ironic that a filmmaker – a professional story teller – didn’t get his own family’s story on film before it was too late, but that’s what happened to Spike Lee on Who Do You Think You Are?, whose grandmother died in 2006 at age 100, taking with her whatever she knew about… Read more

NEW Ancestry.com Wiki Makes Updating The Source and Red Book More Frequent

Posted by Heather Erickson on April 30, 2010 in Ancestry.com Site, Ancestry.com Wiki

What if the respected genealogical resources The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy and Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources could be updated on a more regular basis? With all of the information these two books provide us in our family history research, the details can easily become outdated. Well now these two… Read more

Family Tree Maker for the Mac!

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on April 28, 2010 in Company News, Family Tree Maker

It’s finally happening! As an avid Mac user, I’ve always hoped that Family Tree Maker would release a version of the software for the Mac. And it looks like this is my year. Today Ancestry.com announced that a Mac version is planned for release later this year. It will be built on the functionality of Family… Read more

Family Tree Maintenance Tonight (27 April 11:30 PM MST)

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

The Ancestry.com Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance tonight for a short time beginning at about 11:30 PM Mountain Standard Time. During this time Ancestry Member Trees, OneWorldTree, some portions of My Canvas, the sections of the Home Page that are related to Member Trees, and the sections of MyFamily.com that are related to Member… Read more

3 Great Reasons to Dig City Roots

Posted by Jeanie Croasmun on April 27, 2010 in Who Do You Think You Are?

I admit it – I spent part of my life being bitter that my family was big-city only. As a kid, I had no farm to spend the summer on visiting Grandma and Grandpa, no chickens to feed, no front porch to sit on, no cows to milk. It didn’t get any better once I… Read more

Family Tree Maker at NGS in Salt Lake City, Utah

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on April 26, 2010 in Family Tree Maker

This year’s National Genealogical Society Family History Conference is being held in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Salt Palace Convention Center. If you’re planning on attending the conference or live nearby, you’ll want to visit the exhibit hall—it’s free and open to the public. At the Ancestry.com booth you’ll find experts who can answer your Family… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? Episode 6 – Susan Sarandon

Posted by Heather Erickson on April 23, 2010 in Who Do You Think You Are?

From New York to Italy and back again – all to find a single mystery relative in the family tree. For Susan Sarandon, whose quest to learn more about her grandmother on Who Do You Think You Are? took her to two separate continents and through dozens of records, the hard work and research paid… Read more

Ancestral Entrepreneurs: Details of 19th-Century Businesses Now on Ancestry.com

Posted by Heather Erickson on April 21, 2010 in Content

Do you have entrepreneurs in your family? If your ancestors owned a business in the 19th century, you’ll now be able to learn the details of their company, or even their farm, in the Non-Population Census Schedules, 1850-1880 that are now online. This unique collection of agriculture, industry/manufacturers, and social statistics contains the names and… Read more

Ancestry Search: Place Filters on New Advanced Search

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on April 21, 2010 in Ancestry.com Site

This year one of the things we are focusing on is adding new ways for you to control what’s returned in your search results. Over the past few months, we have already launched improvements to wildcards, Collection Filters, and Record Type Filters Earlier Tony Macklin announced that we will be launching a tour to give… Read more

Ancestry Search: Name and Place Filters coming to New Advanced Search this week!

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on April 20, 2010 in Searching for Records

This year one of the things we are focusing on is adding new ways for you to control what’s returned in your search results. Over the past few months, we have already launched improvements to wildcards, Collection Filters, and Record Type Filters Earlier today Tony Macklin announced that we will be launching a tour to give… Read more

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