Available Now: Family Tree Maker version 2014

Posted by Kristie Wells on September 10, 2013 in Family Tree Maker

Includes updates on editing, sharing, tree viewing and TreeSync™ to make collaboration even easier. Today we are releasing the 2014 version of Family Tree Maker, our family history software that enables enthusiasts to build and organize their family tree with greater ease. This update brings features such as enhanced editing to multiple reporting options, TreeSync Read More

Ancestry Day San Francisco Style!

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on September 9, 2013 in Events

Do you live in the California Bay Area?  Looking for an excuse to visit?  Want to Learn more about Ancestry.com?  Then mark November 8th and 9th on your calendar and join us as we show you the ins and outs of Ancestry.com. Join Ancestry.com in San Francisco at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco for a Read More

What You Might Have Missed: September 9th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on September 9, 2013 in Research

Here are some great blog posts and videos that you might have missed this past week. Enjoy! Blog Posts Ancestry.com Trisha Yearwood: Calling All Winsletts What Do You Get When You Combine Cats, a Doll and Jump Rope Ancestry.com and FamilySearch to Make a Billion Global Records Available Online Archives Expert Series Timelines as Genealogical Read More

Trisha Yearwood: Calling All Winsletts

Posted by Kristie Wells on September 6, 2013 in Who Do You Think You Are?

  Trisha Yearwood’s 5th great-grandfather, Samuel Winslett, died in 1829 in Georgia, the patriarch of a large family. Our research showed that over the years he received multiple land grants in Georgia, including in 1769 before the Revolutionary War. But as we searched for Samuel Winslett in Georgia records before 1769, we did not find Read More

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch to Make a Billion Global Records Available Online

Posted by Crista Cowan on September 5, 2013 in Collections, Digitization, News

The following press release was issued this afternoon by Ancestry.com and FamilySearch. Groundbreaking Agreement to Deliver Valuable Historical Content Over the Next Five Years PROVO, Utah, September 5, 2013 – Ancestry.com and FamilySearch International (online at FamilySearch.org), the two largest providers of family history resources, announced today an agreement that is expected to make approximately Read More

Hourglass-shaped Data Processing

Posted by Laryn Brown on September 3, 2013 in Operations

One of the insights that I brought to my current job from the localization industry many years ago is the idea that you should create once and export or publish many times. In that industry we had the concept of an asset – say an instruction manual on how to use your microwave – that Read More

A Simple Question Sends Trisha Yearwood on a Journey Through the Turbulent Life of Her Immigrant Ancestor

Posted by Kristie Wells on September 3, 2013 in Who Do You Think You Are?

  As a country music superstar, Trisha Yearwood has sung her share of emotional songs. But on tonight’s Who Do You Think You Are? she discovers that her 5x great-grandfather’s life actually sounds like one. Trisha begins her journey with a simple question: who was the first person in her Winslett family line to set Read More