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The latest installment of new AncestryDNA features.

Posted by Stephen Baloglu on March 24, 2013 in AncestryDNA, Site Features

It’s been a busy start to 2013 for the AncestryDNA crew. While we’ve been processing the massive numbers of DNA kits that have come in this year already, we have also been working on improvements to the AncestryDNA service. Additionally, we just made it even easier to get into AncestryDNA with the new low price… Read more

Interactive Image Viewer – Coming Soon to More Collections!

Posted by gdavies on January 23, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Content, Site Features

Last year, we launched the Interactive Image Viewer as an interactive tool to help you view and interpret information from many of the Census records available online. We’re excited to announce that the Interactive Image Viewer will now be available for several more collections in the coming weeks. Finding and understanding historical records is one… Read more

Ancestry.com Introduces NEW Support Communities

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on January 13, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Features

We are pleased to inform you that Ancestry recently introduced a new online destination for learning and problem solving – Ancestry Support Communities – it’s our latest addition to the world’s largest online genealogy community. Whether you’re looking to share your experience and knowledge with other members, or want to connect with other product enthusiasts… Read more

AncestryDNA just keeps getting better—see what’s new

Posted by Stephen Baloglu on November 15, 2012 in Ancestry.com Site, AncestryDNA, Site Features

The day you get your AncestryDNA™ results is certainly an exciting one. But your experience doesn’t end there. We’re continually making updates to the AncestryDNA BETA site, including new features and tools designed to enhance your discoveries. So if you’ve taken the new DNA test, here’s an exciting peek into what’s new to the site.… Read more

Using Facebook to Grow Your Family Tree

We are excited to announce the release of a new feature that allows Ancestry members to use Facebook to add information and new people to family trees quickly and easily. When you attach Facebook information to someone in your tree you’ll get the following: Photos: We’ll pull the most recent profile photo from Facebook into… Read more

Get Around the Missing 1890 Census

For those of you who are new to genealogy, you may be wondering why you haven’t received any hints leading you to 1890 census records for the people in your family tree.  Here’s the story.  The 1890 U.S. Federal Census was stored in the Commerce Building in Washington D.C.  In 1921 there was a fire… Read more

Our Privacy Philosophy

Posted by Heather Erickson on February 23, 2012 in Ancestry.com Site, Company News, Site Features

We know that privacy is increasingly important to you – our users. We want you to know that we care about it too. Our newly published Privacy Philosophy lets you know we have a consistent approach to protecting your privacy and that it is at the core of the decisions we make and what we… Read more

Image Viewer Updates – Print Current View Now Available

Posted by Jim Mosher on December 22, 2011 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Features

Thanks to all of you who have provided feedback on the new Advanced Image Viewer on the blog, via the message boards, through the survey, and directly via email (feedback-imageviewer@ancestry.com). We appreciate the input – both positive and negative – and have used it to further improve the viewer. If you aren’t already using the… Read more

Beta Image Viewer now available

Posted by Jim Mosher on November 16, 2011 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Features

A new (beta) image viewer is now available that works with more browsers and on more platforms. Some customers will be automatically directed to the new viewer starting Wednesday, November 16. All customers can opt-in or opt-out at any time.

Ancestry app hits 1 million downloads

Posted by Kendall on April 19, 2011 in Ancestry.com Site, Company News, Mobile, Site Features

I’m excited to announce that the Ancestry mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod has been downloaded over 1 million times! Many of you are finding the app to be a great way to interact with your family tree on Ancestry.com, share records and photos with others (I’ve personally really enjoyed sitting down with my relatives to… Read more

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