Articles About Site Expands Groundbreaking Collaboration With FamilySearch

Posted by on January 29, 2014 in Site, Collections

We are pleased to announce an extension of our collaborative efforts with FamilySearch International that will make more than one billion additional records from 67 countries available on These already digitized records, provided by FamilySearch, are in addition to the agreement we announced a few months ago that will help digitize, index and publish… Read more

New Content: Indexes for Oregon and Swedish Church Records

Posted by Paul Rawlins on January 28, 2014 in Site

Last week featured some welcome additions to existing databases. Ancestry World Archives Project volunteers provided indexes for two collections that had been image only up until now: Marion County, Oregon, Marriage Records, 1849-1900, and Marion County, Oregon, Census, 1895.   We also added another 99,094 records to Sweden, Church Records, 1500-1941, which isn’t an insignificant number. It… Read more

Week 2 of the 52 Ancestors Challenge

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on January 23, 2014 in Site

If you thought there were a lot of great blogs to read from the first week of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge, wait until you see Week 2! Even more bloggers took the challenge – this week, there were a whopping 194 posts! It would be impossible for me to recap all of… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: January 21st Edition

It’s been another busy week around the world.  Make sure you didn’t miss anything! Blog Posts Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. by Pam Velazquez A Slice of History: Moving Day by Juliana Smith Now Available on New York City Vital Records by Paul Rawlins New Content: Pennsylvania Card Index by Paul Rawlins… Read more

A Slice of History: Moving Day

Posted by Juliana Smith on January 17, 2014 in Site

After packing up to move into the house we currently live in (about ten years ago), I remember telling my family, “Let’s make the best of this, because we’re never moving again.” It was one of those moves where things went wrong. My husband threw his back out. Things were broken. Things were lost –… Read more

New Year Update from Scott Sorensen

Posted by Scott Sorensen on January 14, 2014 in Site, Site Status

  We increased our focus around our technology performance in the middle of last year, a journey that has our tech teams working very hard to improve our systems so we can provide a good site experience for our customers. We’ve made a lot of progress in this area and the performance of our site… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: January 10th Edition

Blog Posts Too cold to do anything this week?  Here is what you might have missed around the world. The 52 Ancestors Challenge by Amy Johnson Crow And The Winner of the December Branch Out Contest is… by Pam Velazquez Favorite Features in Family Tree Maker from Crista Cowan Eureka! It’s The Golden… Read more

New Content: New York, Georgia, London

Posted by Paul Rawlins on January 7, 2014 in Site

Did you ever dream of visiting New York ? If you can’t make it there in person, maybe these seven New York collections will help you get a feel for the city:   New York, Sales of Loyalist Land, 1762-1830 New York, Alien Depositions of Intent to Become U.S. Citizens, 1825-1871   New York, Naturalization… Read more

What You Might Have Missed: January 6th Edition

Welcome to 2014! Before we dive into the new year, make sure you didn’t miss anything from the end of last year! Blog Posts 6 Resolutions to Get Your Family History on Track in 2014 Happy Birthday, Alaska! What You Might Have Missed in 2013 What Did You Discover in 2013? Spotlight: Three American… Read more

6 Resolutions to Get Your Family History on Track in 2014

As we enter a new year, there’s always a degree of uncertainty as to what lies ahead.  Resolutions really give you a chance to grab the wheel and chart a course that can help you for the better. When you take control and set goals, good things happen. Here are a few of the family… Read more

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