Past Articles

The Android app is here!

Posted on December 21, 2011 in Site, Mobile

For all of our 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 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’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 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 subscriber, please click here to take a short… Read more

Ancestry app hits 1 million downloads

Posted on April 19, 2011 in 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, 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 Site, Mobile, Site Features

How would you like to be able to see and navigate your 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 family tree on your iPhone… Read more

Announcing New Search Webinar

Posted on July 18, 2008 in 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 Geared toward intermediate and advanced researchers, the webinar will focus on how to use the tools in’s new search: Record Previews Image… Read more

Norton Tools problem with Enhanced Image Viewer resolved

Posted on July 14, 2008 in Site, Site Status

We have recently been working with Symantec, the makers of Norton Internet security products, on an issue one of their programs causes with our Enhanced Image Viewer.  If you are able to load an original image, but then your browser freezes or locks up and you have Norton Internet security products installed, Norton assures us… Read more

Continuing the Dialogue about the New Search Experience

Posted on July 11, 2008 in Site, Searching for Records

Thanks for your feedback on the new search interface at  I assure you that we are reading through your feedback and thinking about how we can better meet your needs with the new search.  I thought that one person in particular, Jerry Bryan, had some very insightful comments—I love getting specific examples—it really helps us… Read more

More on’s New Search

Posted on June 29, 2008 in Site, Searching for Records

My last post about our new search received a number of comments from concerned readers about the new search experience.  I’d like to address some of them in this post. Before I begin, I think that it is important to explain that most people really like the new search interface.  According to our research, over… Read more

New Search is available for everyone

Posted on May 29, 2008 in Site, Searching for Records

I’m pleased to announce that Ancestry’s new search preview is now available to all Ancestry users!  Based on thousands of pieces of customer feedback, we’ve completed some new search features that we believe will make searching for records about your ancestors easier, faster and more effective.  You can now switch to the new search and… Read more