Past Articles

Member Trees: Merge Duplicate People

Posted on December 7, 2012 in Ancestry.com Site, Family Trees

A lot of people have asked over the years how to clean up duplicates in their Ancestry Member Tree.  If you are one of the people who discovered that your mysterious distant cousin Mary was really the same person as Uncle George’s wife Mary, then you’ll be happy to learn that we have a solution that… Read more

Ancestry Member Trees – A New Look for the Person Overview or Profile Page

Posted on October 19, 2012 in Ancestry.com Site, Family Trees

You may have noticed that the Person Overview page has a new look (the page with the details for an ancestor in your tree).  The intent of these visual changes is to start moving toward a simpler design that is more subtle than the previous design so that it more effectively showcases the content about your ancestor.  This… Read more

Scheduled Family Tree Maintenance (24 Aug, 1:00-3:00 AM MDT)

Posted on August 23, 2011 in Family Trees

Please be aware that Ancestry.com Member Trees will undergo scheduled maintenance early Wednesday morning, 24 August 2011, from about 1:00 AM to 3:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time.  We will be updating the servers that provide member uploaded photos, so some portions of Ancestry Member Trees, My Canvas, and any other areas of the site that display member contributed images, will… Read more

Family Trees: We’re giving you control of family merges

Posted on April 28, 2011 in Ancestry.com Site, Family Trees

Family merge is a great feature that we’ve had on the site for a number of years. This feature makes it easy to save family trees and certain census records to multiple people in your tree—without having to save the record separately for each person. However, the merge has had one particular limitation that we have now… Read more

Family Trees: New Tree Viewer Tips and FAQs

Posted on January 11, 2011 in Ancestry.com Site, Family Trees

As I mentioned in a blog post last week, we’ve launched a new way to view your tree.   A few of you have been asking me about features that were available on the previous version of the tree viewer.  I thought other members might have some of the same questions, so I put together a… Read more

Family Trees: New Tree Viewer Launch

Posted on January 5, 2011 in Ancestry.com Site, Family Trees

Last November, we launched a new tree viewer in an optional preview.  If you chose to view your tree using the new view, we gave you the opportunity to tell us what you thought of the changes we’ve made.  Based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback, we’re turning off the old view and making the new… Read more

Scheduled Family Tree Maintenance (6 January, 1:00-2:00 AM MST)

Posted on January 4, 2011 in Ancestry.com Site, Family Trees

Please be aware that the Ancestry.com Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance early Thursday morning, 6 January 2011, from about 1:00 AM to 2:00 AM Mountain Standard Time.  This downtime will affect Ancestry Member Trees, OneWorldTree, some portions of My Canvas, the sections of the Home Page that are related to Member Trees, and the sections of… Read more

Scheduled Family Tree Maintenance (6 December, 12:01-2:00 AM MST)

Posted on December 3, 2010 in Ancestry.com Site

Please be aware that the Ancestry.com Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance early Monday morning, 6 December 2010, from about 12:01 AM to 2:00 AM Mountain Standard Time. This downtime will affect Ancestry Member Trees, OneWorldTree, some portions of My Canvas, the sections of the Home Page that are related to Member Trees, and the sections of… Read more

Member Trees: A New Way to View Your Ancestry.com Member Tree

Posted on November 18, 2010 in Ancestry.com Site

Over the last year we’ve been working on a better way to let you view your Ancestry.com member tree.  We’ve built this new tree viewer based on feedback from members, extensive user testing and hours of development and design.  We focused on finding ways to let you view more of your tree at once and as… Read more

Find out how you are related to other people in your Ancestry.com Member Tree

Posted on October 7, 2010 in Ancestry.com Site

Have you ever found a person in your tree and asked yourself “how are we related”?  I know I have.  In fact, many of you have asked for something that would help you easily find an answer to that question and we’ve listened. We’ve just added a new feature in your Ancestry.com Member Tree that will… Read more