and FamilySearch to Make a Billion Global Records Available Online

Posted by Crista Cowan on September 5, 2013 in Company News, Content, Digitization

The following press release was issued this afternoon by and FamilySearch. Groundbreaking Agreement to Deliver Valuable Historical Content Over the Next Five Years PROVO, Utah, September 5, 2013 – and FamilySearch International (online at, the two largest providers of family history resources, announced today an agreement that is expected to make approximately… Read more

New England Family History Comes Alive with 220 Million New Records!

Posted by Pam Velazquez on July 18, 2013 in Site, Content, Digitization, Site Features

We are very excited to announce we have added more than 220 million historical New England records to our existing database creating the most comprehensive collection of New England records available online! Included in the new collections are birth, marriage and death records for hundreds of millions of residents in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire,… Read more

Introducing…The World Memory Project

Posted by Crista Cowan on May 3, 2011 in Company News, Content, Digitization, World Archives Project

  Today, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and announce the launch of the World Memory Project. The goal is to build the largest free online resource for information about victims and survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution during World War II.   The Museum’s archives contain information on well over 17 million… Read more

In Minutes You Can Preserve Centuries

Posted by Kenny Freestone on October 29, 2010 in Site, Digitization, Family Trees

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  Some pictures, however, are priceless. For example, these photos of my grandpa Jerry Ogden (who died when I was too young to have any memory of him) are priceless to me.   Our ancestors were living, breathing people. And they left behind visual cues to their… Read more

Enhanced U.S. Census Collection

Posted by Heather Erickson on December 10, 2009 in Content, Digitization, Searching for Records

In a survey of members last year, top on your wish list was improved images for U.S. Federal Censuses. As you know, the U.S. Censuses are one of the richest sources of information for family history searches. So, improving this collection has been a top priority at throughout 2009. We’ve enhanced six new… Read more

Video: Behind the Scenes at

Posted by Heather Erickson on December 4, 2009 in Site, Content, Digitization, Family Trees, Searching for Records, Site Features

Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at Take a look at the people and thinking behind our company and how helps you easily discover your story online.

Meeting with the nation’s archivists

Posted by Ancestry Team on July 31, 2008 in Content, Digitization

This is my first post on the Blog. I work in the Content group and I’m responsible for many of the relationships with State Archives and Vital Records groups. This past week, I along with Quinton Atkinson and Brian Peterson, some of the Content group colleagues, attended a conference of the National Association of… Read more