Coming Soon: A new way to connect with others researching your ancestors

Posted by jhodnett on June 19, 2009 in Site, Site Features

Collaborating with others who are also researching your ancestors can provide truly amazing experiences.  Here are just a couple experiences I heard about from two members in the last couple weeks. One member whose grandmother was adopted and had never known her mother was contacted by a descendant of his grandmother’s brother and his Read More

Brief down time due to site maintenance

Posted by jhodnett on April 21, 2009 in Site, Site Status

We just completed some site maintenance to replace a piece of faulty hardware and briefly experienced some unanticipated site down time because of this (roughly 1 AM Mountain Daylight time or 7 AM GMT).  This has now been resolved and we apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused.  If you had any troubles accessing Read More

Temporary site problems

Posted by jhodnett on March 12, 2009 in Site, Site Status

We wanted to let everyone know that we are having some temporary site problems this morning that we are actively working on.  The primary error you may notice is getting a message on the homepage when you are logged-in to the site stating “Everything has been removed from your page.”  We expect this and any Read More

Move A Pin and Other Mapping Improvements

Posted by jhodnett on February 5, 2009 in Family Trees

Just to introduce myself, I’m Jen Curry, a product manager here at Ancestry. Last month I started working full-time on the maps feature, which is why this post is coming from me instead of Kenny. As most of you know, last November we launched a new feature to Ancestry Member Trees which allows you to see the life Read More

Improved RSS on the message boards

Posted by jhodnett on January 30, 2009 in Site, Site Features

I just wanted to make a quick post to let everyone know that we’ve made some improvements to our RSS feed option on the message boards.  For those not familiar with RSS it stands for “Really Simple Syndication” and is essentially a standard way to get feeds or updates from a website (learn more on Read More