Past Articles

Who Do You Think You Are? Recap Featuring Molly Ringwald: Investigating a Family Legend

Posted on April 24, 2016 in Who Do You Think You Are?

When starting family history research, it is usually a good idea to gather all the family stories and legends to see if there is any truth at their core. Molly Ringwald shared with us the story that her father told about being descended from Swedish royalty. That sounded pretty intriguing, so the search quickly focused… Read more

Ancestry Product Update: Media Enhancements

Posted on April 21, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site, Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Scotland, Site Features, Sweden, United Kingdom

Last week we introduced adding facts and images to events directly from LifeStory, this week, we are introducing better Media experience. Media Upload We have overhauled the media upload experience to make it easier than ever to add photos and stories to your tree. With this update you can choose files from your local drive,… Read more

New Advances in DNA Science Coming Your Way

Posted on April 20, 2016 in AncestryDNA

We’ve been refining and expanding the science behind DNA matching to find your relatives. And we’ve got some exciting improvements coming your way soon. These advancements are expected to deliver more-precise predictions of whom you are related to, and how closely, among the million-plus others in the AncestryDNA database. And we will be making this… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? Recap with Katey Sagal: The Present Past

Posted on April 17, 2016 in Who Do You Think You Are?

On Who Do You Think You Are? family history isn’t always an unfamiliar story slumbering in a distant past. It’s often a search for close family lost in a painful present. But what can you possibly find if you don’t even know much about the life of a parent or grandparent? What if names were… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? Recap with Scott Foley: The Key to New England

Posted on April 10, 2016 in Who Do You Think You Are?

New England is a place with beautiful fall colors and a rich history of early immigrant settlements, struggles to survive under harsh conditions, religious growth and strife, military conflicts and witchcraft. Scott Foley’s ancestors faced all of these conditions. As Scott Foley experienced, learning about the civil, social, and economic conditions of this part of… Read more

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry Reached 1 Million Records of Holocaust Survivors’ and Victims’ Now Searchable Online

Posted on April 8, 2016 in Collections

Records made available to the public for free online through the World Memory Project Nearly five years after the launch of the World Memory Project, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry announce that the one millionth name of individuals persecuted by the Nazis are now searchable online for free, thanks to the efforts of… Read more

Ancestry Product Update: LifeStory Enhancements

Posted on April 7, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Features

  We’ve added a couple of features to LifeStory for your convenience. Before today, these features were only available from the Facts View, and we wanted to remove those extra clicks for our members who prefer to work in LifeStory. Add Facts directly to LifeStory – To add a new fact from the LifeStory page,… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? Recap with Aisha Tyler: Headlining your History

Posted on April 3, 2016 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are? continues to draw millions of viewers in every season because each episode masterfully brings the past to life and tells an evocative story. “How can I find stories like that in my tree?” is the question we hear often at Ancestry, and the answer might be simpler than you… Read more

Ancestry Produkt-Update: Neue Stammbaumfarben

Posted on March 16, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

As we expand globally, Ancestry is committed to offering our educational content in multiple languages so we’re beginning to offer several of our most popular blog posts in German. This post below is available in English and can be found here. Wir haben die Rückmeldungen unserer Kunden in den letzten Monaten sorgfältig aufgenommen und die… Read more

Family Tree Maker Is Updated and Shipping

Posted on March 2, 2016 in Family Tree Maker

Since our last announcement about Software MacKiev acquiring Family Tree Maker, we’re excited to let you know that Software MacKiev has officially begun shipping updated versions of Family Tree Maker Windows 2014 and Mac 3. This is a free update for current users of the 2014 / Mac 3 versions. With this, you will have… Read more