Family Tree Maker 2012 Is Here!

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on September 29, 2011 in Site, Company News, Family Tree Maker 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 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 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 on April 19, 2011 in 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, 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 Gift Memberships Now Available

Posted by Heather Erickson on November 24, 2010 in 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 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

Join in Boston!

Posted by on August 11, 2010 in Company News

Make a date to meet generations of your family at  Boston Family History Day 2010 – Saturday, October 16, 2010 Brought to you by and the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) Register today for this exciting event, which will include a full day of classes, family history, and of course experts on… Read more

Winner chosen for the 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 Acquires New Family Member: Sweden’s

Posted by Heather Erickson on June 15, 2010 in Company News, Content

If you haven’t already heard the good news, we wanted you to know that we have agreed to acquire the leading Swedish family history website While the deal is still not final, we expect the acquisition details to be determined over the next month. Almost 4 million Americans claimed Swedish heritage in the 2000… Read more

Family Tree Maker for the Mac!

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on April 28, 2010 in Company News, Family Tree Maker

It’s finally happening! As an avid Mac user, I’ve always hoped that Family Tree Maker would release a version of the software for the Mac. And it looks like this is my year. Today announced that a Mac version is planned for release later this year. It will be built on the functionality of Family… Read more