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, Member Connect

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

Winner chosen for the Ancestry.com Ultimate Family History Journey™ Sweepstakes

Posted by Heather Erickson on June 17, 2010 in Company News, Member Connect, Who Do You Think You Are?

Every genealogist remembers the moment when they were bit by the genealogy bug, when they broke through one of their brick walls, or when they won $20,000 for their very own personal family history journey. Well… I don’t remember the latter happening to me either, but Carolyn S. from Youngstown, Ohio does. That’s because Carolyn Read More

Dreaming in Seattle

Posted by Jeanie Croasmun on May 24, 2010 in Member Connect

Call me a dreamer but I think I may be an heir to the city of Seattle. Okay, not really, not even close. But I did find out that a semi-distant branch of my family tree helped settle King County, Washington. That’s exciting for me, considering all I ever hoped to discover is that my Read More

New Ancestry.com iPhone Application Gives Access to Your Tree on the Go

Posted by Heather Erickson on January 19, 2010 in Ancestry.com Site, Company News, Family Trees, Member Connect

You asked for an iPhone® application that gives you access to your Ancestry.com tree, and we heard you loud and clear.  I’m excited to announce that we have launched the Ancestry.com Tree To Go iPhone app. Whether you’re scouring the research library or getting together to share family stories with relatives, you’ll never miss a Read More

Former Friends Reunite After 34 Years

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 16, 2009 in Member Connect

Most of you have probably seen the video clips on our site highlighting the success stories of a few of our members. There is a video about Cathryn Darling, who thought her father had abandoned her as a child only to find out through research on Ancestry.com that he was killed in a tragic fishing Read More

Enhancements to Member Connect

Posted by jhodnett on October 23, 2009 in Ancestry.com Site, Member Connect

At the end of July we launched our new Member Connect feature on Ancestry.com.  Since then we have been gathering feedback from members, analyzing how it has been used, and working to continue to improve it.  I wanted to review some enhancements that were added to Member Connect yesterday, as well as highlight a few Read More