Past Articles

Share your Tree with Friends and Family

Posted on May 17, 2011 in Site

Did you know that you can share your member tree with friends and family for free? Send them an email invitation and they can see your tree once they register for an account. A subscription is not required for them to see your tree. A new and easier way to share your tree With… Read more

Find more records with help from the community

Posted on July 29, 2010 in Site

It’s always fun to find records about your ancestors. It’s even more exciting to discover records that you never knew existed. But how do you find these records when you didn’t even know to look for them? Here’s where the community can help you. Ever notice the Member Connect panel when you’re looking at… Read more

Shoebox Tracks Records You Print and Download

Posted on April 8, 2010 in Site

Have you ever lost track of a record you printed or downloaded that you want to go back to? You now have quick access to retrieve records you are storing offline.  Each time you print or download a record from, it will appear in your Shoebox in a new tab for “Downloaded and printed… Read more

Improved Member Directory

Posted on March 11, 2010 in Site

The Member Directory lets you search public profiles of other members on In the past, the search was limited to one category. If you wanted to find an advanced researcher who lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is focused on the Schultz surname of Western European descent, and speaks German… well, you couldn’t easily do that.… Read more

RSS Feed For Your Member Connect Activity

Posted on February 3, 2010 in Site, Member Connect, Site Features

We recently introduced an RSS feed for your Member Connect Activity so that you can receive updates even when you’re not on If you use an RSS reader, this is a great way to easily check your latest Member Connect Activity alongside your other favorite news (learn more about RSS here). The RSS feed… Read more

Site Navigation Clean-Up for Account Settings, Alerts, and Message Board Favorites

Posted on January 28, 2010 in Site, Site Features

To make it easier to navigate to your account information (such as site preferences, email preferences, and alerts), we’ve created quick links in a drop down menu from the My Account link. With this change, account settings are now one click away from any page on the site. These links replace the ones that used… Read more