Past Articles

In Minutes You Can Preserve Centuries

Posted on October 29, 2010 in Ancestry.com Site, Digitization, Family Trees

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  Some pictures, however, are priceless. For example, these photos of my grandpa Jerry Ogden (who died when I was too young to have any memory of him) are priceless to me.   Our ancestors were living, breathing people. And they left behind visual cues to their… Read more

Link photos to sources in your family tree

Posted on July 15, 2010 in Family Trees

You’ve likely heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, and when it comes to creating source citations in your family tree, it is so true. We have recently added the ability to associate pictures and scanned documents to source citations you have created in your family tree: Birth Certificates Death Certificates Marriage Certificates… Read more

New Photo Upload Tool

Posted on May 6, 2010 in Family Trees

Today we added to the site a new tool to help you quickly and simply upload multiple family history photos and documents at one time. To try this out in your own family tree, you’ll want to click the “add media” or “add photo” links, just as you would have before this change.  What you… Read more

Family Tree Maintenance Tonight (27 April 11:30 PM MST)

Posted on April 27, 2010 in Family Trees

The Ancestry.com Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance tonight for a short time beginning at about 11:30 PM Mountain Standard Time. During this time 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 MyFamily.com that are related to Member… Read more

Link Photos to Events in your Family Tree

Posted on February 11, 2010 in Family Trees

We’ve recently added the ability to link photos (or other files like stories, audio, and video) to any fact or event you have for a person in your family tree. Adding photos and stories to your family tree can create a much richer history of your ancestors’ lives, and make it much more interesting when… Read more

Family Tree Maintenance Tonight (10 February 11:00 PM MST)

Posted on February 10, 2010 in Family Trees

The Ancestry.com Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance tonight for a few hours beginning at about 11:00 PM Mountain Standard Time. During this time 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 MyFamily.com 2.0 that are related… Read more

Scheduled Family Tree Maintenance (28 January, midnight-1:30 AM MST)

Posted on January 27, 2010 in Family Trees

Please be aware that the Ancestry.com Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance early Thursday morning, 28 January 2010, from 12:00 AM to 1:30 AM Mountain Standard Time. This tree service downtime will affect Ancestry Member Trees, OneWorldTree, some portions of My Canvas, the sections of the Home Page that are related to Member Trees,… Read more

Scheduled Family Tree Maintenance (21 January, midnight-3 AM MST)

Posted on January 20, 2010 in Family Trees

Please be aware that the Ancestry.com Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance on Thursday 21 January 2010, from 12:00 AM to 3:00 AM Mountain Standard Time. This tree service downtime will affect Ancestry Member Trees, OneWorldTree, our new Tree To Go iPhone app,  some portions of My Canvas, the sections of the Home Page that… Read more

Updated Family Tree Preview

Posted on December 4, 2009 in Family Trees

Today we updated the preview of our new family tree pedigree view.   The updates are based on feedback our members have sent to us as they have experimented with the new view.  In all, thousands of feedback messages have been sent and have been very helpful.  Based on the feedback we’ve received we are making several… Read more

Scheduled Family Tree Maintenance (10 November 2009, 1-2 AM MST)

Posted on November 9, 2009 in Family Trees

Please be aware that the Ancestry.com Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, 10 November 2009, from 1:00 AM to 2:00 AM Mountain Standard Time. This tree service 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… Read more