1940 Census Update – Six More States Now Searchable By Name

Posted by Crista Cowan on June 29, 2012 in Company News, Content

What do Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia all have in common? Early this morning, fully indexed census records for each those six states were put online. All images for the 1940 census have been online and fully available to you since the first week of April. But, the completion of these indexes now… Read more

Ancestry.com to Acquire Archives.com

Posted by Heather Erickson on April 25, 2012 in Company News

If you haven’t already heard or seen the news, we wanted to let you know that we have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Archives.com. You may already know of Archives.com – a fast-growing family history site that has clearly attracted new users to family history with a product that is easy to use… Read more

Our Privacy Philosophy

Posted by Heather Erickson on February 23, 2012 in Ancestry.com Site, Company News, Site Features

We know that privacy is increasingly important to you – our users. We want you to know that we care about it too. Our newly published Privacy Philosophy lets you know we have a consistent approach to protecting your privacy and that it is at the core of the decisions we make and what we… Read more

Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 Is Now Available!

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on December 15, 2011 in Company News, Family Tree Maker

Today Ancestry.com announced the release of Family Tree Maker for Mac 2, an updated and expanded version of the world’s No. 1-selling family history software, now with TreeSync™, a feature which lets you sync one desktop family tree and one online tree on Ancestry.com. With TreeSync now you can access and update your tree wherever… Read more

Family Tree Maker 2012 Is Here!

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on September 29, 2011 in Ancestry.com Site, Company News, Family Tree Maker

Ancestry.com announced the release of Family Tree Maker® 2012 today, an improved and expanded version of the world’s No. 1-selling family history software. With its new TreeSync™ capabilities, Family Tree Maker 2012 enables family history enthusiasts to sync their desktop family trees and their online trees at Ancestry.com. With TreeSync now you can access and… Read more

Introducing…The World Memory Project

Posted by Crista Cowan on May 3, 2011 in Company News, Content, Digitization, World Archives Project

  Today, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry.com announce the launch of the World Memory Project. The goal is to build the largest free online resource for information about victims and survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution during World War II.   The Museum’s archives contain information on well over 17 million… Read more

Ancestry app hits 1 million downloads

Posted by Kendall Hulet on April 19, 2011 in Ancestry.com Site, Company News, Mobile, Site Features

I’m excited to announce that the Ancestry mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod has been downloaded over 1 million times! Many of you are finding the app to be a great way to interact with your family tree on Ancestry.com, share records and photos with others (I’ve personally really enjoyed sitting down with my relatives to… Read more

Family Tree Maker Is a Holiday Hit!

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on December 10, 2010 in Company News, Family Tree Maker

Every DecemberThe Oprah Magazine, announces its top holiday gift picks. And this year we’re excited to announce that our very own Family Tree Maker 2011 made Dr. Phil’s list of “Gifts to strengthen your relationship! Family Tree Maker software combines intuitive tools with robust features and flexible options, making it ideal for family history novices and… Read more

Ancestry.com Gift Memberships Now Available

Posted by Heather Erickson on November 24, 2010 in Ancestry.com Site, Company News, Site Features

Dreading the long shopping lines during Black Friday? Wish you could give a gift this holiday season that is meaningful and will impact your family in a powerful way? As many of you know, there’s nothing like the feeling of discovering your family story.  And now you can share that feeling with your loved ones… Read more

Family Tree Maker for Mac is Here!

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on November 4, 2010 in Company News, Family Tree Maker

Got a Mac? Today Ancestry.com announced the launch of Family Tree Maker for Mac, the new Mac version of the world’s No.-1 selling family genealogy software. It is available for purchase online starting at $69.99. The program is also available in select retail stores, including Apple Stores, Amazon, Office Depot, and Office Max. As a Mac… Read more