Comments on: Ancestry.com App Featured on Apple’s App Store http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/12/28/ancestry-com-app-featured-on-apples-app-store/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ancestry-com-app-featured-on-apples-app-store The official blog of Ancestry.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 04:50:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Carol A. H.http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/12/28/ancestry-com-app-featured-on-apples-app-store/#comment-54215 Carol A. H. Fri, 06 Jan 2012 06:18:59 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6828#comment-54215 As usual, Andy comes up with practical no-nonsense information for folks who are new and don’t know what is available. We always seem to go off topic when new folks find the blog and express their disappointment in this site. I guess they get desperate. I probably would too.

For the new folks who are having problems with the site: You can always call Ancestry at 1-800-262-3787, 10 am to 10 pm EASTERN STANDARD TIME. They will help anyone with any problem concerning the site. And they are in the USA and speak American English. They have extended hours on Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm EST.

For other countries go to the “Help” in the far upper right of the menu bar, click once, and there is the “Call us” box, and you can find telephone numbers and hours for other countries. Do call. They are most helpful.

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By: Andy Hatchetthttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/12/28/ancestry-com-app-featured-on-apples-app-store/#comment-54214 Andy Hatchett Fri, 06 Jan 2012 04:15:33 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6828#comment-54214 Jo Ann Re: #7

Arkansas has a 100 year restriction on their birth records and a 50 year restriction on their Marriage, Divorce, and Death records.

Ancestry does, however, offer 52 databases dealing with Arkansas.

This link will show you what is available.

http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DArkansas%26keyword%3D%26

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By: Long time memberhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/12/28/ancestry-com-app-featured-on-apples-app-store/#comment-54213 Long time member Thu, 05 Jan 2012 21:28:10 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6828#comment-54213 Ah, Bee. We It appears we have lots of newbies! They don’t know how to do family history or genealogical research. They don’t know we search for ancestors—DEAD people. They need to take classes.

So of course they don’t know how to use this site. The newbies and name gatherers will be with us always….until they learn!

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By: BEEhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/12/28/ancestry-com-app-featured-on-apples-app-store/#comment-54212 BEE Thu, 05 Jan 2012 13:38:08 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6828#comment-54212 What in the world are these people talking about? First of all, you aren’t going to find recent birth records on ancestry. There are birth dates on SS death Index, some state death records, public records, etc, but you will have to wait until the 1940 census comes out to find a name of a person born after 1930.
To find what you are looking for, go to, or contact Vital Records of the birth place where you are looking for information, and search there.
The best way to use ancestry is to start a tree and add as much information to it as you know, find those people on the 1930 census, then keep working back through the census years checking out everyone listed in the family – you never know who added some information about a sibling.
There is a lot of information out there after 1930, including WWII Draft cards, enlistments, city directories, etc. It’s called “research”.

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By: Jo Ann Snapphttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/12/28/ancestry-com-app-featured-on-apples-app-store/#comment-54210 Jo Ann Snapp Thu, 05 Jan 2012 05:18:54 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6828#comment-54210 I am disappointed in this site. If I know the information I’m entering I should be able to find what I need, right? I can’t even find me and to find someone else is no go. I signed up because I thought I would get information I didn’t already know and that was not the case. I put in for birth records, name, Arkansas, first and nothing came up. Then I tried Arkansas, county of birth, name and still no finds. I am alive!! and I know my birthplace and date. I was really trying to find a sibling born in 1930′s to my father and since I cannot get Arkansas birth records with father by name this site did me no good. Also, I found lots of census record translation errors. To be fair they were hard to read. This site is just not what I had hoped and no refund after second day??

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By: Anne Robertsonhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/12/28/ancestry-com-app-featured-on-apples-app-store/#comment-54209 Anne Robertson Thu, 05 Jan 2012 04:14:17 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6828#comment-54209 I have tried to contact you about my account to get the special advertised but the phone says it cannot be completed as dialed and there are no links to mail you so I am very upset that you have no way to contact you as your self help is all the customer service you have and that equals NO CUSTOMER SERVICE
Its very easy to sign up but just need help not so fast.

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By: Zalondrahttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/12/28/ancestry-com-app-featured-on-apples-app-store/#comment-54197 Zalondra Fri, 30 Dec 2011 21:38:33 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6828#comment-54197 This was a joke and total waste of time. They only tell you what you already know. I would not recommend this sight

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By: John Hirschmannhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/12/28/ancestry-com-app-featured-on-apples-app-store/#comment-54196 John Hirschmann Fri, 30 Dec 2011 21:36:18 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6828#comment-54196 If you state the site is mostly down and to see the blog for more information, why is nothing posted here about the situation. Usually in the past when this happened you could go here to find out things like ETA for restoration, see when it first went down, etc.
Not good customer service to leave the customer so much in the dark.

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By: Ellen Meisterhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/12/28/ancestry-com-app-featured-on-apples-app-store/#comment-54194 Ellen Meister Fri, 30 Dec 2011 06:58:08 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6828#comment-54194 What about blackberry? Any plans?

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By: Richard Belzhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2011/12/28/ancestry-com-app-featured-on-apples-app-store/#comment-54192 Richard Belz Fri, 30 Dec 2011 00:36:09 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=6828#comment-54192 And I can’t wait until they come out with a version I can use on my Barnes & Noble Nook Color!

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