What You Might Have Missed: December 9th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on December 9, 2013 in Research, Website

The holidays are upon us.  With all that going on, you very well may have missed something good in the Ancestry.com world. Let’s review! Blog Posts Ancestry.com December7, 1941 Through Your Ancestors’ Eyes Sima de los Huesos Produces Another DNA Gem Collection Spotlight: Lord Viscount Morpeth’s Testimonial Roll Ask Ancestry Anne: Your Top 5 Questions Read More

Featured Article: Migration to Continuous Delivery at Ancestry.com

Posted by Seng Lin Shee on December 7, 2013 in Development, Operations

Starting with the adoption of Agile development practices, Ancestry.com has progressed to a continuous delivery model to enable code release whenever the business requires it. Transitioning from large, weekly or bi-weekly software rollouts to smaller, incremental updates has allowed Ancestry.com to increase responsiveness and deliver new features to customers more quickly. Ancestry.com has come a Read More

Sima de los Huesos Produces Another DNA Gem

Posted by Julie Granka on December 6, 2013 in AncestryDNA

Although your family tree on Ancestry.com doesn’t go back hundreds of thousands of years, the family tree that links us to our ancient human ancestors does. Scientists recently sequenced the DNA from a bone of a long-lost relative of ours — a human species who lived (and died) 400,000 years ago in a cave in Spain. Read More

Collection Spotlight: Lord Viscount Morpeth’s Testimonial Roll

Posted by Pam Velazquez on December 6, 2013 in Collections, Website

Today, we’re highlighting Lord Viscount Morpeth’s Testimonial Roll. Recently uncovered, the challenge was figuring out how to digitize this gigantic roll without damaging the paper or the precious signatures. It took 18-months but all 1,350 feet were finally digitized and made available online.   THE STORY George Howard, given the title Lord Viscount Morpeth, acted Read More

Cool Collection Finds

Posted by Pam Velazquez on December 3, 2013 in Entertainment, Website

  Ancestry.com digitizes millions of records to make them available online, and we find some really amazing records in the process. The Ancestry team goes through thousands of pieces of paper – turning pages, flipping and scanning, and sometimes, one of our team members will spot someone famous, a historical figure or an important historical Read More

Enter To Win The Branch Out Family History Package

Posted by Kristie Wells on December 2, 2013 in Contest

Want a professional genealogist to work on your family tree? Would you like to try the AncestryDNA test? Think a photo album highlighting your research would make a good anniversary gift? Then enter the Branch Out contest for your chance to win a Family History Package valued over $3,000 USD! We are giving away six (6) of Read More

What You Might Have Missed: December 2nd Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on December 2, 2013 in Research, Website

Thanksgiving. Black Friday. Cyber Monday.  With all that going on, you very well may have missed something good in the Ancestry.com world. Let’s review! Blog Posts Ancestry.com Daughters of Utah Pioneers What Kind of Beard Did Your Ancestor Sport? Thanksgivukkah and Family History Every Picture Contains a Story New Content: Vets, Criminals, Immigrants, and Engineers Read More