Past Articles

Social Security Death Index to be Updated Weekly

Posted on March 4, 2010 in Site, Content

The Social Security Death Index (SSDI) was one of’s very first databases. We’ve been adding names to this collection since 1996, and in that time we have listed more than 86 million names in the collection.  In fact, we were the first to provide family historians online access to the SSDI, so we realize… Read more

Drouin Update

Posted on September 18, 2009 in Site, Content

We are pleased to have resolved all issues relating to our use and access to the Drouin Collection. The existing Drouin collection will be available on (and other Ancestry international properties) on Monday, September 21.

Drouin Collection Update

Posted on September 1, 2009 in Content

The Drouin Collection is temporarily unavailable. No other collections are affected, however please do not hesitate to contact Member Services if you have any questions. Further updates will be provided in due course.

Answers to your military records questions

Posted on May 21, 2009 in Site, Content, Webinars

If you missed the military webinar on Tuesday evening, the cached version of it is now available here.  Brian Peterson, Chris Lydiksen, and I had so much to cover that we did not have much time to answer the questions that came in during the webinar.  Since many of those questions are on topics that I… Read more