It’s always fun to find records about your ancestors. It’s even more exciting to discover records that you never knew existed. But how do you find these records when you didn’t even know to look for them? Here’s where the Ancestry.com community can help you. Ever notice the Member Connect panel when you’re looking at Read More
Occasionally you may find that you’ve duplicated the names of locations in your tree. This might be because you ignore a place warning for a location or you’ve named one location differently. In Family Tree Maker 2009 and 2010, you can merge two locations together. That way you won’t lose the facts associated with either Read More
Let’s be honest. When we’re researching our family history, there are always more places to check. The records of our ancestors’ lives don’t rise and set with the census, do they? I know that for me, one of the problems I run into is simply not knowing where to look. For example, my Russian great Read More
You’ve likely heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, and when it comes to creating source citations in your family tree, it is so true. We have recently added the ability to associate pictures and scanned documents to source citations you have created in your family tree: Birth Certificates Death Certificates Marriage Certificates Read More
We listened to your feedback and we are updating our search pages (New Search only). We gathered input from members through many sources and consolidated your feedback. Based on your feedback, new search pages will have improved navigation, maps, shortcuts to your favorite data collections, easier access to recent searches, and more browsing options.
Compact File. You may have noticed this option on the Tools menu. But what it is? As you work in your trees you will add and delete quite a bit of data. However, even when data has been removed from a tree, the file may still remain at a larger size. You can use the Read More
The Ancestry.com Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance Thursday morning for about 3 hours beginning at about 12:00 AM Mountain Time (2:00AM Eastern or 11PM Pacific) 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 Read More
Rejected. I knew that’s what the R in the top-right corner stood for when I found Captain James Frost’s file in the new Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files database on Ancestry.com. An S meant a petition had been filed by a veteran (a “survivor”); a W indicated a veteran’s widow. An R Read More