More relevant search results are coming this Wednesday

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on April 28, 2009 in Ancestry.com Site, Company News, Searching for Records, Site Features

There is a long list of things we want to improve in search (and in new search in particular) – and we’ve started with what you’ve told us is the most important – getting relevant results; and relevance is our top priority this year in search. And date relevance seems to be the most requested… Read more

Ancestry.com Blog Update

Posted by Heather Erickson on April 24, 2009 in Company News

We want to let you all know about a recent change we’ve made to the Ancestry.com blog. The blog has been updated to prevent comments from being made on posts that are more than two weeks old. We truly value your feedback, and appreciate the insight our readers provide us on products, content and everything else we post… Read more

Ancestry.com is coming to a city near you!

Posted by on April 17, 2009 in Company News

Ancestry.com is proud to be a part of these upcoming conferences and expos. Visit the Ancestry.com booth where you can ask our experts questions about the website; sit in on tutorials covering Ancestry.com, Family Tree Maker, MyCanvas and more; and take advantage of special conference discounts on various Ancestry.com products. We hope to see you… Read more

Meet Us in St. Louis!

Posted by on April 16, 2009 in Company News

Ancestry.com is excited to participate in the St. Louis Genealogical Society’s 39th Annual Genealogy Conference, May 2, 2009, in St. Louis, Missouri. Ancestry.com expert Suzanne Russo Adams, AG, will be presenting on how to get the most from the Ancestry.com website. She will also offer an overview of Family Tree Maker, the #1 selling genealogical software program. If… Read more

Join Ancestry.com in Washington, D.C.

Posted by on April 9, 2009 in Company News

Ancestry.com will be in Washington, D.C., this month as an exhibitor at the National Archives’ fifth annual Genealogy Fair, April 22 and 23. The two-day fair, which is free and open to the public, will feature family history classes as well as a vendor area on the Pennsylvania Avenue Plaza. The fair lasts from 9:30 to… Read more

Ancestry.com Is Coming to Raleigh, North Carolina!

Posted by on March 26, 2009 in Company News

Ancestry.com is proud to sponsor the 2009 National Genealogical Society Family History Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Don’t miss these four days of family history, classes, exhibit halls and much, much more.  2009 National Genealogical Society Family History Conference May 13–16, 2009 Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina   Exhibit Hall – Free to the Public… Read more

Ancestry.com Launches Five New Civil War Databases in Celebration of Lincoln’s Birthday

Posted by Ancestry Team on February 12, 2009 in Company News, Content

In commemoration of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday, Ancestry.com has added five new databases to its Civil War Collection. One of the databases includes the Abraham Lincoln Papers from the Library of Congress containing more than 20,000 documents such as drafts of speeches, incoming and outgoing correspondence with the president, and printed material. The Abraham Lincoln… Read more

Ancestry Sponsors St. George, Utah, Family History Expo

Posted by Ancestry Team on February 12, 2009 in Company News

Ancestry.com is excited to be a major sponsor of the 5th Annual St. George, Utah, Family History Expo! When: February 27-28th, 2009, 8AM – 6PM Where: The Dixie Center, located at 1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George, Utah 84790 The expo features two full days of classes taught by some of the nation’s top family… Read more

New Jewish Family History Collection on Ancestry.com

Posted by Ancestry Team on October 29, 2008 in Company News, Content

  Today Ancestry.com introduced the world’s largest online collection of Jewish family history records, with more than 26 million records documenting Jewish life. Ancestry.com has partnered with two leading organizations committed to the preservation of Jewish heritage – JewishGen, an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in… Read more

Ancestry.com Announces the World Archives Project

Posted by Ancestry Team on September 4, 2008 in Company News, World Archives Project

Ancestry.com today launched the World Archives Project, a global public indexing initiative designed to give individuals everywhere the opportunity to help preserve historical records. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is the first organization to partner with Ancestry.com during this beta phase of this new venture, enlisting genealogists and family history enthusiasts to help test… Read more