What You Might Have Missed: August 26th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on August 26, 2013 in Website

Here are some great blog posts and videos that you might have missed this past week. Enjoy! Blog Posts Ancestry.com Exciting Ancestry Site Updates! Chris O’Donnell Searches For His Father’s Lineage – Finds History of Courage, Patriotism and Devotion New Records: Idaho Comings and Goings, Eight Holocaust Indexes Fold3 Spotlights Escaping Stalag Luft III: Part Read More

Exciting Ancestry Site Updates!

Posted by Pam Velazquez on August 23, 2013 in Site Features, Website

Today, we’re letting a couple of our product managers tell you about some exciting website updates that will make your family history research a bit easier, and – we hope – a bit more fun! Without further ado, here they are. New in Interactive Viewer – Related Content Panel We’re really excited to offer this Read More

Chris O’Donnell Searches For His Father’s Lineage – Finds History of Courage, Patriotism and Devotion

Posted by Kristie Wells on August 21, 2013 in Website, Who Do You Think You Are?

  Actor Chris O’Donnell sees Who Do You Think You Are? as a chance to both honor and learn about his beloved late father, William O’Donnell, “the quintessential family man,” and his side of the family. He turns to his niece Tory, an amateur genealogist, to get started. Chris’ grandmother Sarah Regina McCabe’s baptism certificate Read More

Hear Experts from Ancestry.com, Fold3, Archives.com and more at the Federation of Genealogical Societies

Posted by Kristie Wells on August 21, 2013 in Events, Speaking

Genealogists from around the world are converging on Fort Wayne (Indiana) for the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference 2013 taking place on Wednesday, August 21st, through Saturday, August 24th – and that includes several members from the Ancestry.com, Archives, Fold3 and AncestryDNA teams. In addition to meeting our team in our booth located in the main exhibit Read More

New Records: Idaho Comings and Goings, Eight Holocaust Indexes

Posted by Paul Rawlins on August 20, 2013 in Website

  Research in the Gem State gets a boost with: Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1912, Stillbirth Index, 1905-1962 Idaho, Divorce Index, 1947-1962 Idaho, Death Index, 1890-1962 (updated) Idaho, Marriage Index, 1842-1996 (updated)   There has also been a steady stream of new indexes of details extracted from Holocaust records we have been uploading this summer in partnership with Read More

CSS Woes

Posted by Anders on August 20, 2013 in Development, Operations

I’m not a Front End Developer, but I often find myself writing, tweaking and adjusting style-sheets to make a particular element look just right, fix layout bugs and deal with cross-browser issues. Most often I will find someone else that has already done what I want to do and look at how they’ve styled a given Read More

What You Might Have Missed: August 19th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on August 19, 2013 in Website

Here are some great blog posts and videos that you might have missed this past week. Enjoy! Blog Posts Ancestry.com Grandparents “Words To Live By Contest” Zooey Deschanel Finds Something to Believe In The Blue and the Gray How Do I Know if a Vital Record Exists? Four Steps to Finding Your Civil War Ancestors Read More

2013 WITI Summit – Where Tech Is Going Video

Posted by Melissa Garrett on August 17, 2013 in DNA, Events, Science

Recently, Ancestry.com Vice President of Genomics and Bioinformatics, Cathy Ball, participated in a panel discussion at WITI’s Women Powering Technology Summit where executives from leading tech companies shared thoughts on the future of where technology is going.  The session was moderated by Liz Gannes of AllThingsD and included executives from Qualcomm, CA Technologies, EMC, and Read More