Religious Freedom, Anti-slavery & Workers’ Rights – London Non Conformist Registers Now Online

Posted by on 26 May 2010 in Company News, General, Record Collections

We’re delighted to announce that Non Conformist Registers, 1694-1921 are now online for the first time ever.  These records from the London Metropolitan Archives detail over 224,000 Londoners who refused to conform to the doctrine of the established Anglican Church including Methodists, Presbyterians, Congregationalists, Baptists and Quakers. The records span over 225 years and include… Read more

Did your ancestors visit the Chelsea Flower Show?

Posted by Karen Richardson on 25 May 2010 in General

My Auntie Flo, who farmed in Wiltshire until the 1940s. With nephews and nieces living in London did she ever visit the Chelsea Flower Show? With the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on this week I thought it would be interesting to find out a little about the history of the show. The Royal Horticultural Society… Read more

Any members discovered non conformist ancestors? If so – please help us!

Posted by on 24 May 2010 in Company News, General, Record Collections

If you have discovered that your ancestors were amongst the 200,000 plus non conformists recorded as having lived in Britain between 1694 and 1921, we would urgently love to hear your story, and if you’re willing, share it with a national journalist currently writing a piece on the subject. Our deadline is tomorrow, Tuesday the… Read more

Ancestry Member Trees Up and Running

Posted by on 20 May 2010 in General, Site Features, Site Status

Hi everyone, I’m happy to let you know that the Ancestry Member Trees are now up and running again. We were making some upgrades in the tree system last night and encountered bugs that took us a few hours to work through. Our only solution was to take down the trees to fix the problem.  It… Read more

Unplanned Maintenance on Ancestry Member Trees

Posted by Charlene Chen on 19 May 2010 in Site Status

We are currently working on unplanned maintenance on the Ancestry Member Trees system. We expect family trees on and its related international sites to be down for an extended period today. Be assured that the Ancestry Member Trees system will be available again as soon as the maintenance is completed. We apologise for any… Read more

Electric family tree hits Mad Hatters Parade

Posted by on 14 May 2010 in Company News, General

Ancestry member Vera Bromage recently got in touch with me to request our logo, which she wanted to feature on her fancy dress costume for the Tour de Presteigne – an event described as ‘ The UK’s largest electric bike exhibition’. Vera was taking part in the Mad Hatters Parade and to celebrate her… Read more

Family Tree Maker for the Mac!

Posted by Charlene Chen on 12 May 2010 in Family Tree Maker

AUTHORED BY TANA L. PEDERSEN (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) 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. announced that a Mac version is planned for release later this year. It will be built… Read more

New Photo Upload Tool

Posted by Charlene Chen on 11 May 2010 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY KENNY FREESTONE (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Today we added to the site a new tool to help you quickly and simply upload multiple family history photos and documents at one time. To try this out in your own family tree, you’ll want to click the “add media” or “add photo” links, just as you would… Read more

Our new TV ad – “Babies”

Posted by Karen Richardson on 10 May 2010 in General

  We have been working hard on a new TV advert, which went on air for the first time on Saturday. It is called “Babies” and features birth records, as for many they mark the beginning of the family history journey. If you haven’t seen it yet then you can see it here – we hope… Read more

New search category pages

Posted by Charlene Chen on 7 May 2010 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY LAURA DANSBURY (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) With feedback and beta testing from members, we’re working on updates to many areas of search. Our newest update enhances the category pages.  The forms themselves on the category pages haven’t changed and will continue to work in the familiar way.  But we’ve made several enhancements in the content surrounding the… Read more