Finding Moms and Grandmoms in the Family Tree

Posted by Juliana Szucs on May 10, 2013 in Website

Sometimes it gets tricky chasing moms and great-grandmas through the family tree, particularly if Great-Grandma is hiding squarely behind a married name. Don’t give up. When you’re faced with the tough task of tracing an elusive female back through history, it pays to be persistent. You’ll find plenty of rewards by tracing female family lines. Read More

Jackie Robinson, Big Man on Any Campus

Posted by Paul Rawlins on May 9, 2013 in Website

How good was Jackie Robinson? So good that in high school, he even got written up in opponents’ yearbooks—after beating them:     At Pasadena Junior College, he wowed folks in track,   baseball,   basketball,   and football,   the sport that led to his being dubbed the greatest individual athlete on the greatest Read More

Creating Consistent Coding Standards

Posted by Jeff Lord on May 7, 2013 in Development

One of the key initiatives that our front-end development (FED) team has been tasked with at Ancestry.com is to help define, develop, document, implement, and enforce a global set of CSS/HTML standards for the organization. The fact that our team is in the business of creating standards (laws) and working to enforce (govern) them makes Read More

Ancestry iOS App Gets Pedigree View and Photo Hints

Posted by Aaron Orr on May 6, 2013 in Mobile, Website

More discoveries can happen with our mobile app with the new Pedigree View and Photo Hints. Our Ancestry App is great wherever you go or wherever you are in today’s busy world.  Whether at the train station, your couch, or at Aunt Edna’s house, take those moments to quickly view or add something to your Read More

Don’t Miss Ancestry Day Las Vegas on May 11th

Posted by Pam Velazquez on May 3, 2013 in Events

Join Ancestry.com’s Barefoot Genealogist, Crista Cowan, for Ancestry Day Las Vegas on Saturday, May 11th at the LVH Convention Center. Come for a full-day of education and a chance to win fantastic door prizes throughout the day. The grand prize is a World Deluxe Membership and an AncestryDNA kit. Take advantage of the few remaining Read More