I love hearing about people’s research success stories. What I didn’t realize is how much so many of you do, too. But after reading all of the comments asking us to bring back the member stories we formerly featured in our newsletter, I now know better.
While we work on a permanent place to showcase these fantastic stories (featuring one per month never seems enough to me), we’ll continue featuring them in our newsletter. You’ll find this month’s in our Tips and Tools section – appropriate since one of the best ways to learn about using Ancestry.com is to find out from other people who do, too.
About last month’s naming survey: we’re combing through the great write-in candidates as well as the top vote-getter (it’s still a surprise) before we make the final announcement. Expect to see our newsletter’s new name front and center in the September 2011 issue. And be sure to answer this month’s short survey about what you want to see more of in this newsletter. You’ll find a link to the survey in the Your Turn section.
That brings me to my next point: please keep sharing your opinions. I personally received thousands of emails after the July issue of our newsletter – so many that I’m still trying to wade through them all. That, however, is a good problem because each note contained a valuable suggestion for a way we could make the newsletter and Ancestry.com serve you even better. So continue sending me your feedback, comments, stories and suggestions. You can reach me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Jeanie Croasmun
Jeanie Croasmun has been working at Ancestry.com while futilely attempting to prove the horse thief story in her family history for over seven years. During that time, she learned enough about her family to determine that the story is likely a great work of fiction. But the search continues ...