Sometimes I get a story from an Ancestry.com member that’s just so wonderful I have to share it. The following, from Kathy Kennard, fits that description perfectly: “My great-grandfather, Hans Knutson, came from Norway and, according to family history, had a bit of a lisp. When he told the officials his name, they understood him… Read more
Family Tree Maker 2011 is almost here. Join us for a free webinar on September 15th at 8:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time and discover why it’s the best version yet. You’ll learn how to: Use Smart Stories—a new narrative tool to help you create and share family stories. Create new fan charts. Dress up your charts… Read more
Memorial Day is right around the corner. It’s a time to remember the military heroes that fought for America’s freedom and reflect on those sacrifices made for our country. And what better way to honor them than by locating your military ancestors within historical record collections so that their legacy can live on for generations… Read more
Previously we announced that the Family Tree Maker team would be holding an Advanced Topics webinar on March 24th. This webinar has been rescheduled for May 19th. We would like to apologize for an inconvenience we’ve caused and also thank all of you who have already registered and submitted questions. We hope you’ll be able… Read more
If you’ve mastered the basics of Family Tree Maker and you’re ready to learn more, join us for a free webinar on June 16th at 8:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time. Watch as the experts demonstrate some of the advanced features available in Family Tree Maker 2010. You’ll learn how to work with the Web Merge feature,… Read more
Thank you for your participation in the search strategies webinar. We had a wonderful turnout with thousands of comments and questions. We answered as many questions as time allowed. We have a list of the questions asked during the webinar and we’ll be posting answers to the most popular questions and topic areas.
There were many questions about the card catalog and about topics that can be researched using the card catalog.
Hi everyone Thanks to those who joined us for the Search webinar on Wednesday. We had more than 10,700 members registered for the event, which is a record ever for Ancestry.com. We also appreciate all of the great questions. In total, we had over 1,500, so unfortunately, we’re not going to be able to address these all… Read more
Hi Everyone, I’d like to remind everybody that we will be running a free webinar on the best Strategies for Searching Ancestry.com this evening at 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar is designed for beginning to intermediate members of Ancestry.com. To attend the webinar, please register here. We’re delighted that we already have more… Read more
Hello everyone, The search team is excited about our free online webinar about searching Ancestry.com on October 14th at 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. In this webinar, we will show you the best strategies for searching Ancestry.com’s thousands of databases. Improving your search strategies will help you to find more information about your ancestors. It… Read more
If you missed the military webinar on Tuesday evening, the cached version of it is now available here. Brian Peterson, Chris Lydiksen, and I had so much to cover that we did not have much time to answer the questions that came in during the webinar. Since many of those questions are on topics that I… Read more
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