Beta Image Viewer now available

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on November 18, 2011 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY JIM MOSHER (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Several years ago, we launched the Advanced Image Viewer. This viewer provided some much-needed capabilities and was welcomed by our members who could take advantage of it. Our other members – almost 50% of our total base – continued to use a basic image viewer which provided somewhat limited capabilities. Over time, as browsers… Read more

Announcing – New Web Search

Posted by on May 19, 2011 in Content, Search, Site Features, Uncategorized

Authored by Brian Edwards, Last October we launched Ancestry Labs to test a few new ideas, and we’d like to thank all those members who contributed a lot of great feedback and discussion around these.  Today we’re excited to announce the introduction of one of the ideas, Web Search, into the main search.… Read more

Take your family tree with you everywhere you go

Posted by on March 9, 2011 in Ancestry App, Site Features

Our updated Ancestry app for iPhone®, iPod® Touch or iPad® gives you an even better way to take your family tree with you. Now you can see your entire tree — not just names — in a more intuitive way. Using the app, just log in to your account from anywhere to access… Read more

Ancestry Search: Improvements to Basic Search

Posted by on January 17, 2011 in Search, Site Features

Why have we changed the search form? Over the past year, we have been working with a wide range of Ancestry 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). Based on this feedback, we’ve been… Read more

A New Way to View Your Member Tree

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on December 15, 2010 in Family Trees, Site Features

Over the last year we’ve been working on a better way to let you view your member tree. We’ve built this new tree viewer based on feedback from members, extensive user testing and hours of development and design. We focused on finding ways to let you view more of your tree at once and… Read more

Ancestry Search: Searching using Birth, Death and other Life Events

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on November 19, 2010 in Search, Site Features

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 modified the search forms just a bit to make entering… Read more

We’ve launched Ancestry Labs – and we’d love your feedback

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on October 21, 2010 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY TONY MACKLIN (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) We have just announced a new “Labs” area on  Labs is a separate site where we can give you a sneak preview of new ideas and concepts for helping family history research (but that are not yet ready for prime time). Most importantly for us, it gives us a chance… Read more

Find out how you are related to other people in your Member Tree

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on October 8, 2010 in Family Trees, Site Features

Have you ever found a person in your tree and asked yourself “how are we related”?  I know I have.  In fact, many of you have asked for something that would help you easily find an answer to that question and we’ve listened. We’ve just added a new feature in your Member Tree that will… Read more

Ancestry Search: New way to add family members

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on September 14, 2010 in Search, Site Features

In the coming months, 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 in our Tour of Search Updates.… Read more

Link photos to sources in your family tree

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on August 4, 2010 in Family Trees, Site Features

You’ve likely heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, and when it comes to creating source citations in your family tree, it is so true. We have recently added the ability to associate pictures and scanned documents to source citations you have created in your family tree: Birth Certificates Death Certificates Marriage Certificates… Read more