Version 3 of our app for iPhone, iPad and iPod is here!

Posted by Kendall on November 29, 2011 in Mobile

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to view and merge’s “shaky leaf” record hints into your family tree directly on your iPhone, iPad or iPod?  We thought so, too. Today, we announced the availability of an enhanced version 3 of our iPhone, iPad and iPod app, Ancestry, that now offers several new features: Ability… Read more

Follow Your Roots & Visit Europe

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on November 25, 2011 in Social Media

With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, families are encouraged to reflect on the traditions passed down through generations. Whether your family traveled to the “New World” decades ago or recently immigrated to the US, the customs and memories of those who came before us are strongly tied to Thanksgiving. What better way to honor your… Read more

My Genealogy Gratitude List. What’s Yours?

Posted by Crista Cowan on November 23, 2011 in Site, Stories, World Archives Project

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. By this time next week I expect I will be overstuffed on turkey, overloaded on football and overjoyed at spending a long weekend with my extended family.  I will also have spent the entire month posting (almost) daily status updates on my personal Facebook profile about the things I am grateful for. … Read more Introduces Sticky Notes

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on November 23, 2011 in Social Media

Your family history is part of you. And now, is taking one of the most important elements of your search and featuring them in a new home, Sticky Notes. This newly released blog is meant to compliment our already established blog and be more of a place where you can share and discover stories… Read more

New Kansas Collections: There’s No Place Like Home

Posted by Paul Rawlins on November 18, 2011 in Content

If you have ties to the Sunflower State, count yourself lucky. We’ve had three Kansas collections go live on recently: Kansas, Registration Affidavits of Alien Enemies, 1917–1918; Kansas, World War I Veteran Collection, 1917–1919; and Russell County, Kansas, Vitals and Newspaper Records, 1800-1937. Though they’re relatively specific, they contain some interesting records and are well… Read more

Beta Image Viewer now available

Posted by Jim Mosher on November 16, 2011 in Site, Site Features

A new (beta) image viewer is now available that works with more browsers and on more platforms. Some customers will be automatically directed to the new viewer starting Wednesday, November 16. All customers can opt-in or opt-out at any time.

Follow Your Roots to Europe with a New Contest from

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on November 11, 2011 in Social Media

Have you ever dreamed of discovering your roots and visiting the country of your ancestors? Now might be your chance if you are the winner of the Follow Your Roots: Visit Europe contest, sponsored by and Entering the contest is simple: just submit a family photo and description of the person(s) in the… Read more

Family Tree Maker 2012 Webinar Tonight

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on November 9, 2011 in Family Tree Maker, Webinars

Join the Family Tree Maker team tonight, Wednesday, November 9th at 8:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time) for a free webinar that will teach you about the new features in Family Tree Maker 2012. You’ll learn about: TreeSync—the ability to link and synchronize your desktop tree with an online tree at Ancestry. The new blended families… Read more

Ancestry Day in San Francisco 2011

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on November 8, 2011 in Social Media

This past Saturday, and the California Genealogical Society brought you Ancestry Day in San Francisco 2011, a day to discover and celebrate your family history. The exciting event helped a number of attendees start or hone their genealogical skills with informative classes, expert consultations and more. There were dozens of classes that covered a… Read more LIVE: One Question with the Barefoot Genealogist – Tips to Searching Through Passenger Lists

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on November 8, 2011 in Social Media

Join Ancestry’s own barefoot genealogist, Crista Cowan, as she shows you the answer to this week’s question: I’m trying to trace my immigrant grandparents in the early 1900s, what are some tricks to finding them in the passenger lists? The event will be happening today, November 8, @ 1 pm EST (10 am PST). The… Read more

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