If you caught my Ancestry LIVE broadcast on Thursday morning you know that the topic of the week is Research Like a Pro. (If you haven’t watched it yet go ahead. We’ll wait for you.) I’ve been doing genealogy research professionally for almost a decade now. When clients are paying you by the hour, you… Read more
Did you notice what happened this week here at Ancestry.com? We released over 50 databases containing indexes to millions of vital records from all over the United States. Some of these records date all the way back the 1600s and the most recent of them are from last year. (You can find the complete list… Read more
Why have we changed the search form? Over the past year, we have been working with a wide range of ancestry.com members, from some of our most experienced members to relative newcomers. We’ve had a lot of help (including over 10,000 responses to the preview we published in April: Preview of Changes to Ancestry.com Search).… Read more
Hello Everyone! I wrote a couple blog posts about the updated pages in New Search a few months ago. Updated new search homepage Browse the Place Pages I thought it might be worth discussing a few more of the features in greater detail. How often do you step away from your research for a few hours and then have trouble remembering exactly where you left… Read more
Over the course of this year, we have been making incremental changes to our new search forms in response to your comments and suggestions. We’ve added name and place filters and changed the way you could do searches that included family members. You’ll find we’ve modifed the search forms just a bit to make entering… Read more
We are aware of the issues with the US 1850 and 1860 census as well as the UK 1871 census producing strange results in search and having bad links in online trees. We are working on resolving it as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience. Update: The issue has been resolved, links and… Read more
I posted a blog about the new pages in new search a few weeks ago. But there were so many changes that I think each one should have a dedicated post. The location of an Ancestor’s birth or residence greatly influenced their life story. By browsing by location, I found a book about Hopewell New… Read more
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
We listened to your feedback and we are updating our search pages (New Search only). We gathered input from members through many sources and consolidated your feedback. Based on your feedback, new search pages will have improved navigation, maps, shortcuts to your favorite data collections, easier access to recent searches, and more browsing options.
We are currently experience intermittent delays in the place type-ahead and are working on the issue. We appreciate your patience.
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