Posted by on 9 April 2010 in Site Features


Have you ever lost track of a record you printed or downloaded that you want to go back to?

You now have quick access to retrieve records you are storing offline.  Each time you print or download a record from, it will appear in your Shoebox in a new tab for “Downloaded and printed records”. This way any discovery you make will be easy to find again.

Click here to check out your Shoebox.

With this addition, if you print or download a record we’ll also let you know about activity from other members on this record.  For example, you might find out about a correction a member makes to the record, or that a member has saved the record to a family tree on that you haven’t seen before.  You’ll see these updates in the Recent Member Connect Activity box on your homepage and under the Collaborate tab.


Liz Heywood 

Dear Charlene,
Something that would be really useful would be if you could open Ancestry in two browser windows at the same time so that you could keep one view on one page (for example, your family tree) and another (say a Search page) on the other, so that you could refer back to your family tree whilst searching.
Best wishes,

22 April 2010 at 7:48 pm

I agree with Liz about the extra browser window, I find sometimes when searching through records especially with newly found relatives that I would like to be able to quickly refresh my mind on their Birth year, marriage year, for example as their information that is shown at the top of the search window is not visible the further you scroll down the page.
Best wishes

22 April 2010 at 10:05 pm
David Rodgers 

A third comment agreeing with the first two. I have on numerous occassions had to go back to remind myself of details then have to write them down before carrying on checking. It would be good if the information at the top of the page stayed in view and didn’t disappear as you scrolled down.

22 April 2010 at 10:29 pm