Family Tree Maker 2012 Is Here! announced the release of Family Tree Maker® 2012 today, an improved and expanded version of the world’s No. 1-selling family history software. With its new TreeSync™ capabilities, Family Tree Maker 2012 enables family history enthusiasts to sync their desktop family trees and their online trees at With TreeSync now you can access and… Read more

Irish Baptism, Marriage and Burial Records on

Posted by Juliana Smith on September 29, 2011 in Site

This week was a happy dance week for those of us with Irish roots. has posted indexes to Irish Civil Registrations which began in 1864 for births,  marriages, and deaths (1845 for non-Catholic marriages). In addition there is an index to births and baptisms that dates back to 1620, extracted from a variety of records.… Read more LIVE: How to Make That Key Find in 15 Minutes or Less

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on September 28, 2011 in Social Media

Short on time but long on questions? Join our experts for How to Make That Key Find in 15 Minutes or Less, our first-ever mid-day Q&A. Our debut event will feature Ancestry Anne, a.k.a. Anne Mitchell, Sr. Search Product Manager at, and genealogist Crista Cowan. They’ll point you to key resources packed with clues… Read more

Android Beta Testers Needed

Posted by Kendall on September 27, 2011 in Site

We’ve been working hard on an Android version of the Ancestry mobile app, and we’re looking for Android users to help us test an early beta version. If you are interested in being a beta tester, regularly use an Android phone or tablet, and are an subscriber, please click here to take a short… Read more

The 1930 Mexico Census and the Mexican Melting Pot

Posted by Paul Rawlins on September 16, 2011 in Content

One thing I learned as we launched the 1930 Mexico Census online is that Mexico is much more of a melting pot than I realized. Mexico’s 1930 national census (“El Quinto Censo General de Población y Vivienda 1930, México”) is called the Fifth General Census of Housing and Population based on the first formally recognized… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Find and Replace Tool

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on September 12, 2011 in Family Tree Maker

Have you accidentally spelled an ancestor’s name incorrectly throughout your tree? Or discovered that a cemetery name you’ve recorded is actually the wrong cemetery? If you’re like me and make these types of mistakes regularly, you’re in luck. Family Tree Maker has a Find and Replace tool that lets you search for specific terms and… Read more

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