About Michael Lawless

Michael is a Senior Product Manager for Ancestry.com

Past Articles

Coming Soon! Mobile Search for iOS

Posted on February 9, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site, Mobile, Searching for Records

Later this month, we’ll be releasing the first Ancestry app update focused on searching our huge archive of content in a mobile specific interface. To date, the iOS App has provided access to your family trees and hints on the go, but searching through our collections hasn’t been readily available. With this release of Search,… Read more

Find A Grave Android Mobile App Release

Posted on December 17, 2014 in Find A Grave, Mobile

We’re in the holiday spirit today so what better way to celebrate that spirit than to announce our official release of the 1.0 version of Find A Grave for Android, free in the Google Play store.  With nearly half of our users having a preference for Android devices, we hope this release will unleash your inner graver.… Read more

Find A Grave Mobile App for iOS: Update

Posted on May 20, 2014 in Find A Grave

As we continue to improve the mobile app for iOS, your feedback is crucial—we are constantly checking the comments and requests that come in through mobilefeedback@findagrave.com. In fact, this latest release is in response to a problem we’ve heard a lot of you report, and we think we’ve solved it in a way that will… Read more

Virtual Cemeteries, Rotating Photos, User Profiles, and More in the Updated Find A Grave iOS App

Posted on April 22, 2014 in Find A Grave, Mobile

Last month we released the iOS App for Find A Grave, and the feedback has been fantastic. It’s motivating to hear how Find A Grave affects people’s lives, and our team has been happy with the response. Today we’re releasing the first new features update for the app. We have a lot more we’re going… Read more

Find A Grave Mobile App for iOS Now Available

Posted on March 3, 2014 in Find A Grave

When I started with Ancestry nearly three years ago, I quickly discovered Find A Grave and have been a devoted user ever since.  It’s an amazing resource for family historians, and the culture of volunteerism and helping fellow gravers is amazing.  I will never forget the first astonishing act of requesting a photo for the… Read more