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Member Connect: Discover More by Connecting with Other Members

Posted by jhodnett on July 29, 2009 in Ancestry.com Site, Member Connect, Site Features

We hear from our members all the time that some of their most meaningful family history experiences have come from connecting with another Ancestry.com member who has rich information about one of their ancestors. That’s why we’re excited to announce the launch of Member Connect, a new feature that will make it easier than ever… Read more

Coming Soon: A new way to connect with others researching your ancestors

Posted by jhodnett on June 19, 2009 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Features

Collaborating with others who are also researching your ancestors can provide truly amazing experiences.  Here are just a couple experiences I heard about from two Ancestry.com members in the last couple weeks. One member whose grandmother was adopted and had never known her mother was contacted by a descendant of his grandmother’s brother and his… Read more

More relevant search results are coming this Wednesday

There is a long list of things we want to improve in search (and in new search in particular) – and we’ve started with what you’ve told us is the most important – getting relevant results; and relevance is our top priority this year in search. And date relevance seems to be the most requested… Read more

Some improvements to the online Messages feature

Posted by jhodnett on March 25, 2009 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Features

I had posted previously about our new online Messages feature and I just wanted to give an update about some improvements we’ve made to it, largely based on your feedback. The improvement I am most excited about is the addition of “Ancestor Links” in messages.  Some of the member trees on Ancestry.com are private and… Read more

The new online Messages feature – A better way to connect with other members

Posted by jhodnett on March 12, 2009 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Features

I’d like to introduce the new online Messages feature that we added to the Ancestry.com site today. It is a great new way to connect with other members you come across on the site and replaces the email-based Ancestry Connection Service. First, if you haven’t ever connected with other Ancestry members I hope you find… Read more

Improved RSS on the message boards

Posted by jhodnett on January 30, 2009 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Features

I just wanted to make a quick post to let everyone know that we’ve made some improvements to our RSS feed option on the message boards.  For those not familiar with RSS it stands for “Really Simple Syndication” and is essentially a standard way to get feeds or updates from a website (learn more on… Read more

Webinar next Tuesday: New Site Features Added to Ancestry.com in 2008

Posted by Eric Shoup on January 21, 2009 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Features

We frequently get questions from Ancestry users wanting to know what feature changes we have made recently.  In 2009, we are going to increase our communication via the blog to address this very question on an on-going basis.  To kick off the New Year right, we are holding a webinar next week to discuss key… Read more

Follow-up on the New Ancestry.com Homepage

Posted by Ancestry.com on July 3, 2008 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Features

This is a follow-up to our previous post about our new homepage. Thanks again to everyone for their feedback on the updated logged-in homepage. We really want to make sure that the homepage is something that can be a real help to all of you. Here are some of the improvements we have planned based… Read more

Introducing a New Ancestry.com Home Page

Posted by Ancestry.com on July 2, 2008 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Features

Today we launched a brand-new home page for logged-in members on Ancestry.com.  This new page combines the best of the old home page with all of the personalized features and tools that were once a click farther away on the My Ancestry page.  By combining the two pages into a single new home page, we’ve… Read more

Public Member Profiles

Posted by jhodnett on May 30, 2008 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Features

Yesterday we made some improvements to public member profiles on the site. Some of you may not know that there were member profiles on the site, so let me tell you a little about them. Your profile is a place that you can let others on Ancestry know about you. It’s designed to showcase your… Read more

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