Comments on: Scheduled Family Tree Maintenance (6 December, 12:01-2:00 AM MST) The official blog of Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:01:08 +0000 hourly 1 By: Martine Martine Fri, 10 Dec 2010 10:32:33 +0000 Was the deletion of leading comma delimiters in birth and death location fields a bug that was included with this update? (Happens when adding a new source to an existing person. The previously-entered locations are displayed without the leading commas. If the record is saved without entering the location info again, the commas are lost.) Serious for those of us who download our trees to printing software!!

By: Karis Karis Thu, 09 Dec 2010 21:03:28 +0000 Not much said about this posting. Isn’t that good news. Seems like it went well.

By: Billie Ranson Billie Ranson Wed, 08 Dec 2010 17:47:26 +0000 This is for Jess #12 You can have your relatives and/or friends set up an e-mail account such as Yahoo. Invitations work with that one as well as several others

By: PamDj PamDj Tue, 07 Dec 2010 11:24:05 +0000 Well done Jen for publishing the time variations for those of us who don’t have a clue what MST is. I shouln’t have to Google it every time there’s a scheduled maintenance slot. A step in the right direction! Thanks.

Karen #13, Andy #14
If someone wants to search family trees, I think it would be great to see at a high-level (flagged in the search results or just via a search filter?) whether the sources for entries in a tree are other trees or actual ‘documents’. It’s annoying to have to dig all the way into someone else’s tree to find out that they have just copied the records from someone else’s tree. I’m just not interested in unsubstantiated information, and in #13 I think this is the point that Karen is making?

By: Andy Hatchett Andy Hatchett Mon, 06 Dec 2010 23:35:12 +0000 Karen Re: # 13

At the bottom of the search form is a filter you can set for:
1) Historical Records
2) Stories and Publications
3) Photos and Maps
4) Family Trees

You can set them in any combination- just make sure what you don’t want to see has the little box next to it unchecked.

By: Karen Karen Mon, 06 Dec 2010 22:09:59 +0000 In the search listing, sources and records include family trees. Please separate this so we can tell if a tree has 5 census pages etc. or 5 connections to family trees. Listing them together is giving inflated numbers of sources that will grow and grow as people source each other. The tree with 8 ancestry family trees as sources overshadows the tree with 5 census records. We want to encourage people to add sources other than family trees irregardless of how you view the value of family trees.

By: Jess Jess Mon, 06 Dec 2010 18:41:43 +0000 I am disgusted with It has too many problems-I can’t even invite my own family member to view the tree. When I call the help desk-they were no help at all! Their email address has been flagged as “spam” with most internet carrier. It is a waste of time & money.

By: sue sue Mon, 06 Dec 2010 15:39:56 +0000 It is about time the world tree was updated !!
There are trees with mass errors on which have been reported to ancestry .Many of these trees have “User Unknown” its about time they were deleted.
Ancestry should use only use user trees which have SOURCES attached .

By: DiLombardo DiLombardo Mon, 06 Dec 2010 08:16:33 +0000 newbies searching~
it takes awhile to gain know-how and experience to effectively wrangle data.
and if data is available via google then count it as another helpful resource.
and after that, perform bonafide analysis and validation of the data you do locate.
serious researchers know all this activity is NOT as easy as it looks.
best wishes

p.s. Andy, yep i saw those same search results, dunno where the blank came into play.
~ aka Baker

By: Carol A. H. Carol A. H. Mon, 06 Dec 2010 00:02:20 +0000 After maintenance, we ALWAYS have some new problems. I think the system gets confused and “runs home to Momma.”

This time I think they did a good job on letting us know in advance.