Updated Family Tree Preview

Posted by Kenny Freestone on December 4, 2009 in Family Trees

Today we updated the preview of our new family tree pedigree view.   The updates are based on feedback our members have sent to us as they have experimented with the new view.  In all, thousands of feedback messages have been sent and have been very helpful.  Based on the feedback we’ve received we are making several… Read more

Video: Behind the Scenes at Ancestry.com

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

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

Scheduled Family Tree Maintenance (10 November 2009, 1-2 AM MST)

Posted by Kenny Freestone on November 9, 2009 in Family Trees

Please be aware that the Ancestry.com Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, 10 November 2009, from 1:00 AM to 2:00 AM Mountain Standard Time. This tree service 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… Read more

Scheduled Family Tree Maintenance (13 October, 2009 from 11:00 – 11:30 PM MDT)

Posted by Kenny Freestone on October 13, 2009 in Family Trees

Please be aware that the Ancestry.com Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, 13 October 2009, from 11:00pm through 11:30pm Mountain Daylight Time. This maintenance will support the continued growth in Ancestry Member Trees traffic. This tree service downtime will affect Ancestry Member Trees, OneWorldTree, some portions of My Canvas, the sections of… Read more

Preview of our enhanced pedigree view

Posted by Kenny Freestone on August 26, 2009 in Family Trees

Today we launched in “preview mode” a series of updates to the pedigree view of your family tree. The changes we have made are based largely on feedback we’ve received from members on their challenges using the current pedigree view. We’re excited to release these improvements and encourage you to give the preview a test… Read more

A New Look for Ancestry Member Trees

Posted by Kenny Freestone on July 2, 2009 in Family Trees

A new look for Ancestry Member Trees is now live on Ancestry.com.  We’ve updated the design and navigation to help you find what you’re looking for quickly and rebuilt the pages so they load faster. In early June, we launched a preview of these enhancements to the family tree.   Our goal was to help you… Read more

Scheduled Family Tree Maintenance (18 June 2009, 1-2 AM MDT)

Posted by Kenny Freestone on June 17, 2009 in Family Trees

Please be aware that the Ancestry.com Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance on Thursday, 18 June 2009, from 1 AM to 2 AM Mountain Daylight Time. This maintenance will support upcoming features for Ancestry Member Trees and Family Tree Maker. This tree service downtime will affect Ancestry Member Trees, OneWorldTree, some portions of My… Read more

New Family Tree Enhancements in “Preview Mode”

Posted by Kenny Freestone on June 4, 2009 in Family Trees

NEW LOOK- AND MORE SPEED Today we launched in a “preview” mode several enhancements (with more coming soon) designed to make your family tree experience faster and easier. These changes will remain in preview for the next several weeks before they become permanent. The family tree pages will load faster and we’ve introduced some key navigation improvements to help you… Read more

Scheduled Family Tree Maintenance (12 May 2009, 1-3 AM MDT)

Posted by Kenny Freestone on May 11, 2009 in Family Trees

Please be aware that the Ancestry.com Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, 12 May 2009, from 1 AM to 3 AM Mountain Daylight Time. This maintenance will support the continued growth in Ancestry Member Trees traffic. This tree service downtime will affect Ancestry Member Trees, OneWorldTree, some portions of My Canvas, the… Read more

Planned Maintenance For Family Trees Service Tonight

Posted by Kenny Freestone on March 31, 2009 in Family Trees

We plan to upgrade our trees service tonight, adding some fancy new hardware and software.  We expect that the service will be unavailable for about 2 hours starting around 1:00 AM mountain time. This tree service downtime will affect Member Trees, OneWorldTree, some portions of My Canvas, the sections of the Home Page that are related to… Read more