Ancestry.com Family History Wiki First Updates

Posted by Matthew Rayback on June 30, 2010 in Ancestry.com Wiki

In case you haven’t heard, Ancestry.com has a wiki. (You can read the original announcement here.) We launched in beta in April at the conference of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and since then, there’s been a lot going on. Before getting into that, however, let me introduce myself. My name is Matthew Rayback and I am a senior editor for Ancestry.com and am the overseer of the wiki.

A New Road Home? Canadian City and Area Directories, 1819–1906

Posted by Paul Rawlins on June 25, 2010 in Content

I have a number for you: 780%. That’s the increase in data available with the latest update to the Canadian City and Area Directories, 1819–1906, database that went live this week. My own Canadian ancestry was rather short-lived. My Stoddard line passed through Bastard Township in Ontario in the early 1800s, but the township hasn’t… Read more

County Land Ownership Atlases—Now with Names

Posted by Paul Rawlins on June 21, 2010 in Content

I’ll bet you wish you had an uncle like mine. I’m talking about my great-great-great-great-uncle actually, James Rawlins Sr., who had some very definitive opinions regarding his final resting place. I quote from his 1843 will: “I desire my body to be decently buried in a piece of ground now used as a burying ground… Read more

Winner chosen for the Ancestry.com Ultimate Family History Journey™ Sweepstakes

Posted by Heather Erickson on June 17, 2010 in Company News, Member Connect, Who Do You Think You Are?

Every genealogist remembers the moment when they were bit by the genealogy bug, when they broke through one of their brick walls, or when they won $20,000 for their very own personal family history journey. Well… I don’t remember the latter happening to me either, but Carolyn S. from Youngstown, Ohio does. That’s because Carolyn… Read more

Family Tree Maker: How Do I Do That?

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on June 14, 2010 in Family Tree Maker

Sometimes it’s the easiest tasks that stump us—or is that just me? Whether it’s renaming one of my trees or checking for software updates, I have the tendency to forget how to do some simple procedures unless I do them on a regular basis. Here are some of my “how do I do that?” tasks.… Read more

Family Tree Maintenance Saturday Morning (June 4th at 12:00 AM MT)

Posted by jhodnett on June 4, 2010 in Ancestry.com Site

The Ancestry.com Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance Saturday morning for about 1 hour beginning at about 12:00 AM Mountain 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 Trees will… Read more