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Intermittent Site Problems

Posted on March 5, 2010 in Site Status

We wanted to let everyone know that we are experiencing some intermittent site problems that have slowed down the site. We are actively working to resolve these issues and apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. Thank you for your patience as we work through this issue.

Scheduled Site Maintenance for Tonight, Wednesday, February 17

Posted on February 17, 2010 in Ancestry.com Site

We want to let you know that the Ancestry.com and related Ancestry International sites will be down for about 3 hours for scheduled maintenance tonight, Wednesday, February 17 through early Thursday morning beginning at 11:30 PM Mountain Time (that’s 1:30 AM ET, or 6:30 AM GMT).  Thank you for your patience as we improve our infrastructure.

President Obama and Financial Investor Warren Buffett Related

Posted on December 15, 2009 in Company News

President Barack Obama and Warren Buffett are 7th cousins, 3 times removed. Family history experts at Ancestry.com discovered the relation and determined that the men are related through a 17th-century Frenchman named Mareen Duvall – Pres. Obama’s 9th great-grandfather and Buffett’s 6th great-grandfather. Duvall was born in France and came to Maryland in the mid-1600s. Once in… Read more

Scheduled Site Maintenance Tonight, Wednesday Nov. 18

Posted on November 18, 2009 in Site Status

We want to let you know that the Ancestry.com and related Ancestry International sites will be down for about 4 hours for scheduled maintenance tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 18) through early Wednesday morning beginning at 11:30 PM Mountain Time (that’s 1:30  AM ET or 5:30 AM GMT).  The Ancestry World Archives Project will only be available for offline keying. Thank you… Read more

Former Friends Reunite After 34 Years

Posted on November 16, 2009 in Member Connect

Most of you have probably seen the video clips on our site highlighting the success stories of a few of our members. There is a video about Cathryn Darling, who thought her father had abandoned her as a child only to find out through research on Ancestry.com that he was killed in a tragic fishing… Read more

Ancestry.com Adds 600 Navy Cruise Books to Its U.S. Military Collection

Posted on November 10, 2009 in Content

To commemorate Veterans Day, Ancestry.com today added more than 600 Navy cruise books to its online collection of military records. This effort is the result of an agreement between Ancestry.com and the United States Navy. The collection of Navy cruise books, available exclusively online at Ancestry.com, represents nearly 40 years of cruises following World War… Read more

Scheduled Site Maintenance Wed. October 28

Posted on October 26, 2009 in Site Status

We want to let you know that the Ancestry.com and related Ancestry International sites will be down for about 3 hours for scheduled maintenance on early Wednesday morning beginning at 1 AM Mountain Time (that’s 3 AM ET or 7 AM GMT).  The Ancestry World Archives Project will only be available for offline keying. During… Read more

What Happened to Amelia Earhart? Ancestry.com Posts Case File Investigating Her Disappearance

Posted on October 23, 2009 in Content

There are multiple theories surrounding the mysterious disappearance of iconic aviator Amelia Earhart, who vanished in 1937 while attempting to be the first woman to fly around the world. Today, Ancestry.com has published a case file revealing some unique details into the investigation of what happened. The 73-page file consists of letters and telegrams sent in… Read more

“My father is not going to just disappear off the face of the earth…. His story is going to go on with us forever.” –Cathryn Darling, Ancestry.com member

Posted on October 22, 2009 in Ancestry.com Site

If you’ve ever had the experience of learning about an ancestor whose story has been missing from your family tree for a long time, you understand the need to preserve that story and make sure it never disappears again. This was Cathryn Darling’s experience, after she learned that her father, who she’d been told had… Read more

Share Historical Record Discoveries via Facebook, Twitter and Email

Posted on October 15, 2009 in Site Features

Do you recall the first time you saw information about an ancestor on a census record, military draft card or an immigration record?  We’ve just made it easier than ever to share that thrill of discovery with family and friends through Facebook, Twitter and Email. You can share daily finds from the record page by… Read more

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