Labor Day Celebration: Jump In the 1940 Time Machine, Search All U.S. Censuses Free

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on August 31, 2012 in Ancestry.com Site, Content, Social Media

Summer is winding down, but things are still pretty hot around here. With the completion of the 1940 census index we now have more than 713 million U.S. Federal Census records online and fully searchable from 1790 through 1940. To celebrate this unprecedented access to all publicly available censuses, Ancestry.com has cooked up some pretty… Read more

Infographics: What Was Life Like in 1940?

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on August 23, 2012 in Content, Social Media

As you know, earlier this month, we completed the 1940 U.S. Census index on Ancestry.com. You can now look for a parent, grandparent—maybe even yourself—in every state and territory. In addition, we also created different infographics that creatively display each state and what life was like in 1940. See all the images below, and feel… Read more

Where Is Family Tree Maker 2013?

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on August 17, 2012 in Company News, Family Tree Maker

We know many of you have been eagerly waiting to hear when Family Tree Maker 2013 will be released. Well, we’re doing things a little different this year. Instead of creating a new version of the software, the team has been putting all of its resources into improving Family Tree Maker 2012 so you get… Read more

Family History All Done? What’s Your Number?

Posted by Crista Cowan on August 16, 2012 in Research Helps, Stories

I cringe every time someone says their genealogy is “all done.”  I’m a professional genealogist.  I’ve been doing this for decades, building on family history research passed down to me from a great-uncle and parents who knew what they were doing.  And I am not even close to finished.  There are still hundreds of people… Read more

How Can I Improve the 1940 U.S. Census?

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on August 15, 2012 in Ancestry.com Site, Content

The 1940 U.S. Census Index is becoming even more accurate and easy to use, with your help. While you can currently search by name through all 134 million people in the 1940 U.S. Federal Census on Ancestry.com, we’re still working behind the scenes to make this latest census even better. What are we doing? Adding… Read more