Past Articles

Scheduled Family Tree Maintenance (13 October, 2009 from 11:00 – 11:30 PM MDT)

Posted on October 13, 2009 in Family Trees

Please be aware that the Ancestry.com Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, 13 October 2009, from 11:00pm through 11:30pm Mountain Daylight Time. This maintenance will support the continued growth in Ancestry Member Trees traffic. This tree service downtime will affect Ancestry Member Trees, OneWorldTree, some portions of My Canvas, the sections of… Read more

Preview of our enhanced pedigree view

Posted on August 26, 2009 in Family Trees

Today we launched in “preview mode” a series of updates to the pedigree view of your family tree. The changes we have made are based largely on feedback we’ve received from members on their challenges using the current pedigree view. We’re excited to release these improvements and encourage you to give the preview a test… Read more

A New Look for Ancestry Member Trees

Posted on July 2, 2009 in Family Trees

A new look for Ancestry Member Trees is now live on Ancestry.com.  We’ve updated the design and navigation to help you find what you’re looking for quickly and rebuilt the pages so they load faster. In early June, we launched a preview of these enhancements to the family tree.   Our goal was to help you… Read more

Scheduled Family Tree Maintenance (18 June 2009, 1-2 AM MDT)

Posted on June 17, 2009 in Family Trees

Please be aware that the Ancestry.com Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance on Thursday, 18 June 2009, from 1 AM to 2 AM Mountain Daylight Time. This maintenance will support upcoming features for Ancestry Member Trees and Family Tree Maker. This tree service downtime will affect Ancestry Member Trees, OneWorldTree, some portions of My… Read more

New Family Tree Enhancements in “Preview Mode”

Posted on June 4, 2009 in Family Trees

NEW LOOK- AND MORE SPEED Today we launched in a “preview” mode several enhancements (with more coming soon) designed to make your family tree experience faster and easier. These changes will remain in preview for the next several weeks before they become permanent. The family tree pages will load faster and we’ve introduced some key navigation improvements to help you… Read more

Scheduled Family Tree Maintenance (12 May 2009, 1-3 AM MDT)

Posted on May 11, 2009 in Family Trees

Please be aware that the Ancestry.com Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, 12 May 2009, from 1 AM to 3 AM Mountain Daylight Time. This maintenance will support the continued growth in Ancestry Member Trees traffic. This tree service downtime will affect Ancestry Member Trees, OneWorldTree, some portions of My Canvas, the… Read more

Planned Maintenance For Family Trees Service Tonight

Posted on March 31, 2009 in Family Trees

We plan to upgrade our trees service tonight, adding some fancy new hardware and software.  We expect that the service will be unavailable for about 2 hours starting around 1:00 AM mountain time. This tree service downtime will affect Member Trees, OneWorldTree, some portions of My Canvas, the sections of the Home Page that are related to… Read more

Trees Service will be down tonight

Posted on December 8, 2008 in Family Trees

Our trees service will be unavailable early tomorrow morning for (we hope!) about 30 minutes starting around 1:30 AM mountain time. We apologize for this downtime, but hope you take comfort knowing it should result in better performance for the more than 13 million photos you and other members have submitted. This tree service downtime… Read more

See the people in your tree on a map

Posted on November 20, 2008 in Family Trees

Ancestry.com now helps you visualize where important events occurred in the lives of your ancestors by placing their events on a map. How do I use it? We’ve updated the family tree so that just about anywhere we show a place, you can click on that place and see the link on the map.  When… Read more

Introducing the “Ancestry Toolbar”

Posted on October 30, 2008 in Family Trees

We’re excited to introduce a new tool which will help you find information from across the web and organize it back inside your family tree on Ancestry. What is it? It’s called the “Ancestry Toolbar”.  It’s a toolbar you can install and add to your browser (If you use IE or Firefox), adding an instant… Read more