Genealogy Goals: 3rd Quarter Report

Posted by Crista Cowan on September 7, 2012 in Ancestry.com Site, Family Tree Maker, Family Trees, Member Connect, Social Media

We are headed into the last few months of 2012.  Kids are headed back to school.  Fall is in the air.  And I thought it was a good time to revisit our goals for the year.  If you remember, I shared mine at the beginning of the year.  Some of you shared yours in the… Read more

Five Genealogy Goals For The New Year

Posted by Crista Cowan on January 6, 2012 in Ancestry.com Site, Family Tree Maker, Family Trees, Stories

The first week of the new year is now behind us. I know it took me a few extra days to recover from the holiday. In fact, my mom just flew home yesterday. We had a wonderful December full of family and food and fun. I hope you did, too. Now life is now back… Read more

Family Tree Maker: TreeSync

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on October 17, 2011 in Family Tree Maker, Family Trees

By now you’ve probably heard about TreeSync. It’s the latest innovative tool available in Family Tree Maker 2012, which gives you the ability to sync one Family Tree Maker tree and one online Ancestry tree. Now you can make changes to your tree anytime, anywhere. Maybe you’re at the library and you find your grandma’s… Read more

Scheduled Family Tree Maintenance (24 Aug, 1:00-3:00 AM MDT)

Posted by jhodnett on August 23, 2011 in Family Trees

Please be aware that Ancestry.com Member Trees will undergo scheduled maintenance early Wednesday morning, 24 August 2011, from about 1:00 AM to 3:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time.  We will be updating the servers that provide member uploaded photos, so some portions of Ancestry Member Trees, My Canvas, and any other areas of the site that display member contributed images, will… Read more

Family Trees: We’re giving you control of family merges

Posted by jhodnett on April 28, 2011 in Ancestry.com Site, Family Trees

Family merge is a great feature that we’ve had on the site for a number of years. This feature makes it easy to save family trees and certain census records to multiple people in your tree—without having to save the record separately for each person. However, the merge has had one particular limitation that we have now… Read more

Family Trees: New Tree Viewer Tips and FAQs

Posted by jhodnett on January 11, 2011 in Ancestry.com Site, Family Trees

As I mentioned in a blog post last week, we’ve launched a new way to view your tree.   A few of you have been asking me about features that were available on the previous version of the tree viewer.  I thought other members might have some of the same questions, so I put together a… Read more

Family Trees: New Tree Viewer Launch

Posted by jhodnett on January 5, 2011 in Ancestry.com Site, Family Trees

Last November, we launched a new tree viewer in an optional preview.  If you chose to view your tree using the new view, we gave you the opportunity to tell us what you thought of the changes we’ve made.  Based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback, we’re turning off the old view and making the new… Read more

Scheduled Family Tree Maintenance (6 January, 1:00-2:00 AM MST)

Posted by jhodnett on January 4, 2011 in Ancestry.com Site, Family Trees

Please be aware that the Ancestry.com Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance early Thursday morning, 6 January 2011, from about 1:00 AM to 2:00 AM Mountain Standard Time.  This downtime will affect Ancestry Member Trees, OneWorldTree, some portions of My Canvas, the sections of the Home Page that are related to Member Trees, and the sections of… Read more

Family Tree Maker: The Web Dashboard

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on November 15, 2010 in Family Tree Maker, Family Trees, Member Connect

When you’re online Family Tree Maker connects directly to Ancestry.com so you can take advantage of the website’s valuable genealogy resources without ever leaving the software. One of these resources is the Web Dashboard. In versions 2010 and 2011 it gives you quick access to your Ancestry.com subscription; you can log in to your account,… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Downloading Your Ancestry Member Tree

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on November 1, 2010 in Family Tree Maker, Family Trees

Two weeks ago at Boston Ancestry Day, I was asked a lot of questions about how to download an Ancestry Member Tree into Family Tree Maker. I think there are many of us who have a main “working” Family Tree Maker database but also have trees on Ancestry.com that we use for sharing and gathering information.… Read more