A Fond Farewell to “Old Search”

Posted by Katharine Nester on March 10, 2014 in Site Features, Website

Last week we said a fond farewell to the “Old Search” functionality on the site. Over the years, we have been maintaining two separate search experiences – “Old Search” and “Primary Search.”  With offering two search experiences, it has limited the resources we could use to make improvements, and also increased the complexity of every Read More

Ask Ancestry Anne: My Ancestor Moved Around a Lot and Didn’t Leave Many Records — Now What?

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on October 27, 2013 in Ask Ancestry Anne, Site Features

Question: I have been researching my paternal grandfather for many years without luck.  He was born Edward James Wilson, to parents James Joseph Wilson and Eliza Jane Young (Irish) on 29 August 1887, New York City.  He also used alias names – Frederick and Ernest.  On his enlistment in the Canadian army he stated his Read More

Exciting Ancestry Site Updates!

Posted by Pam Velazquez on August 23, 2013 in Site Features, Website

Today, we’re letting a couple of our product managers tell you about some exciting website updates that will make your family history research a bit easier, and – we hope – a bit more fun! Without further ado, here they are. New in Interactive Viewer – Related Content Panel We’re really excited to offer this Read More

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

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

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

Take Your Tree with You This Summer

Posted by Juliana Szucs on July 1, 2013 in Mobile, Site Features, Website

Summer is prime time for research trips, cemetery visits, and family reunions. For family historians, these trips used to take extra planning. Along with the sunscreen, bug spray, and potato salad, family reunions required choosing which books, papers, and photos to bring along for research or sharing—and the inevitability of forgetting something important. With the Read More