Beta Image Viewer now available

Posted by Jim Mosher on November 16, 2011 in 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 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, share records and photos with others (I’ve personally really enjoyed sitting down with my relatives to… Read more

New iPad and iPhone app

Posted by Kendall on January 31, 2011 in Site, Mobile, Site Features

How would you like to be able to see and navigate your family tree on your iPhone or iPad so you can more easily share family stories visually?  How would you like to be able to view the Census and other records you’ve attached to people in your family tree on your iPhone… Read more Gift Memberships Now Available

Posted by Heather Erickson on November 24, 2010 in Site, Company News, Site Features

Dreading the long shopping lines during Black Friday? Wish you could give a gift this holiday season that is meaningful and will impact your family in a powerful way? As many of you know, there’s nothing like the feeling of discovering your family story.  And now you can share that feeling with your loved ones… Read more Search: New way to add Family Members to your search

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on August 12, 2010 in Searching for Records, Site Features

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be making a number of changes to the new search forms. We hope to make searches more flexible, and in response to your feedback we have improved some searches that were hard to do. You can get a sneak preview of some of these at the search update guided… Read more

RSS Feed For Your Member Connect Activity

Posted by Stephanie Cruz on February 3, 2010 in Site, Member Connect, Site Features

We recently introduced an RSS feed for your Member Connect Activity so that you can receive updates even when you’re not on If you use an RSS reader, this is a great way to easily check your latest Member Connect Activity alongside your other favorite news (learn more about RSS here). The RSS feed… Read more

Site Navigation Clean-Up for Account Settings, Alerts, and Message Board Favorites

Posted by Stephanie Cruz on January 28, 2010 in Site, Site Features

To make it easier to navigate to your account information (such as site preferences, email preferences, and alerts), we’ve created quick links in a drop down menu from the My Account link. With this change, account settings are now one click away from any page on the site. These links replace the ones that used… Read more Monthly Newsletter in Your Online Messages Inbox

Posted by jhodnett on January 26, 2010 in Site, Site Features

Today, for the first time, you should notice an important email communication delivered to your Messages inbox: the Monthly Update, our monthly newsletter. The online Messages feature is a place where members can anonymously contact one another to share research about common ancestors, as well as where we can send important company communications to… Read more

Retiring Member Connections from

Posted by jhodnett on January 20, 2010 in Site, Site Features

As we continue to offer better ways for you to find members who share your research interests, our job is to make sure that the tools we provide on are useful and easy.  One feature that we’ve looked at closely in this regard is an older feature called “Member Connections” (not to be confused… Read more

Take the Blog Survey

Posted by Heather Erickson on January 4, 2010 in Site Features

In 2007, we introduced the Blog as a place to keep you connected with what’s going on at It’s become a place to learn about new additions – our products, content, features and other services – as we develop them, and hear from the people who create and develop these products and features… Read more