About Kendall Hulet

Kendall Hulet has served as our Senior Vice President of Product Management at Ancestry since March 2015. He joined the Company in 2003 has held a variety of roles in the product organization including Director of International Product Management and most recently Vice President of Product Management for AncestryDNA. During his tenure, he was deeply involved in some of the most popular innovations at Ancestry, including the “Shaky Leaf” hinting system that has delivered over five billion discoveries; the Ancestry Family Tree system that has led to the creation of over 70 million family trees containing six billion ancestors; and the creation of the award winning Ancestry mobile app, which has been downloaded more than 12 million times.

Past Articles

New Family Tree Maker Options

Posted on February 2, 2016 in Family Tree Maker

Since our Family Tree Maker announcement last December, we have continued to actively explore ways to develop and support Family Tree Maker and ensure you have choices to preserve your work in ways that matter to you. Today, I am pleased to announce two options for desktop software that will work with Ancestry. Software MacKiev Software… Read more

All Members Now Moving to the New Ancestry

Posted on December 14, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site, Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, United Kingdom

Over a year ago, based on extensive research into our members’ wants and needs, we set out to build a better website that reinvents the way Ancestry helps you discover and tell your family story. On December 15, we will complete the final transition worldwide to the new Ancestry site. Since introducing the new site… Read more

More Information on Family Tree Maker Desktop Software

Posted on December 9, 2015 in Australia, Canada, Family Tree Maker, United Kingdom

Following the last Family Tree Maker desktop software announcement, we’ve seen your outpouring of comments, questions and the concerns you have raised. I’ve read through many of your comments personally, and I want you to know that we truly value you as customers and your feedback. Here are three key things I’d like to re-assure… Read more

Ancestry to Retire Family Tree Maker Software

Posted on December 8, 2015 in Australia, Canada, Family Tree Maker, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom

Ancestry is proud to have made a significant investment this year to bring valuable new content and records to the Ancestry site. In 2015, we’ve made 220 million searchable historical records from Mexico available, more than 170 million pages from the largest collection of U.S. will and probate records, among others. We’ve also introduced new… Read more

The Ancestry.com Android app is here!

Posted on December 21, 2011 in Ancestry.com Site, Mobile

For all of our Ancestry.com users that have been patiently waiting for an Android app, your wait is over! We’re happy to announce the launch of our new Android app just in time for the holidays. Download the app now. The new Ancestry.com app for Android phones and tablets (and very soon including Kindle Fire,… Read more

Version 3 of our app for iPhone, iPad and iPod is here!

Posted on November 29, 2011 in Mobile

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to view and merge Ancestry.com’s “shaky leaf” record hints into your family tree directly on your iPhone, iPad or iPod?  We thought so, too. Today, we announced the availability of an enhanced version 3 of our iPhone, iPad and iPod app, Ancestry, that now offers several new features: Ability… Read more

Android Beta Testers Needed

Posted on September 27, 2011 in Ancestry.com Site

We’ve been working hard on an Android version of the Ancestry mobile app, and we’re looking for Android users to help us test an early beta version. If you are interested in being a beta tester, regularly use an Android phone or tablet, and are an Ancestry.com subscriber, please click here to take a short… Read more

Ancestry app hits 1 million downloads

Posted on April 19, 2011 in Ancestry.com Site, Company News, Mobile, Site Features

I’m excited to announce that the Ancestry mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod has been downloaded over 1 million times! Many of you are finding the app to be a great way to interact with your family tree on Ancestry.com, share records and photos with others (I’ve personally really enjoyed sitting down with my relatives to… Read more

New iPad and iPhone app

Posted on January 31, 2011 in Ancestry.com Site, Mobile, Site Features

How would you like to be able to see and navigate your Ancestry.com family tree on your iPhone or iPad so you can more easily share family stories visually?  How would you like to be able to view the Census and other records you’ve attached to people in your Ancestry.com family tree on your iPhone… Read more

Announcing New Search Webinar

Posted on July 18, 2008 in Ancestry.com Site, Searching for Records

On Wednesday, July 30, at 8:30 pm ET, I will be hosting a public webinar for anyone who is interested in learning more about how to use the new search on Ancestry.com. Geared toward intermediate and advanced researchers, the webinar will focus on how to use the tools in Ancestry.com’s new search: Record Previews Image… Read more