Past Articles

Something exciting is in the works

Posted on February 27, 2008 in Ancestry.com Site, Searching for Records

Over the past year, we’ve taken a close look at the Ancestry search process and asked our customers what issues they face when trying to find content on our site. Based on this feedback, we’ve been working on some new search features that we believe will make searching for records about your ancestors easier, faster… Read more

A more powerful way to search

Posted on December 28, 2007 in Ancestry.com Site, Searching for Records

Thank you all for your great feedback and comments on my last post. I want to address the topics you’ve raised one by one over the next few weeks. I have to start somewhere, so today I’ll address the desire for a more powerful way to search that reduces irrelevant results. Here are a few… Read more

Ancestry’s Search Functionality

Posted on November 26, 2007 in Ancestry.com Site, Searching for Records

Hi, my name is Kendall Hulet, and I’m the product manager responsible for Ancestry’ s search functionality. As this is my inaugural blog post, I want to introduce myself a bit. I’ve been with Ancestry for over 4 years, managing mainly search and content projects. Although I had prior experience with search technology, I was… Read more