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

Lessons in Genealogy Collaboration

Posted by Crista Cowan on March 13, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Family Trees, Member Connect, Research Helps

I got an Ancestry.com Message today from a woman related to a man in my family tree.  In her research she had come to a conclusion regarding the identity of his wife that was different from mine. . When was the last time you read and responded to your Ancestry.com messages? . Of course, my… Read more

Genealogy Goals: 3rd Quarter Report

Posted by Crista Cowan on September 7, 2012 in Ancestry.com Site, Family Tree Maker, Family Trees, Member Connect, Social Media

We are headed into the last few months of 2012.  Kids are headed back to school.  Fall is in the air.  And I thought it was a good time to revisit our goals for the year.  If you remember, I shared mine at the beginning of the year.  Some of you shared yours in the… Read more

Family Tree Maker: The Web Dashboard

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on November 15, 2010 in Family Tree Maker, Family Trees, Member Connect

When you’re online Family Tree Maker connects directly to Ancestry.com so you can take advantage of the website’s valuable genealogy resources without ever leaving the software. One of these resources is the Web Dashboard. In versions 2010 and 2011 it gives you quick access to your Ancestry.com subscription; you can log in to your account,… 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

RSS Feed For Your Member Connect Activity

Posted by Stephanie Cruz on February 3, 2010 in Ancestry.com 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 Ancestry.com. 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

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.com 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