Family Tree Maker: Improving Performance

Posted by Charlene Chen on 30 November 2010 in Family Tree Maker

AUTHORED BY TANA L. PEDERSEN  (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) We all wish we had an unlimited amount of time to work on our family history. But since none of us do, it can be frustrating when the software you’re using seems to get in the way instead of helping. If Family Tree Maker starts running more slowly… Read more

How we restored more than 16,500 water-damaged records from the 1851 Census

Posted by Web Operations on 25 November 2010 in General, Record Collections

Authored by Jack Reese from Ancestry In 2005 we finished scanning the UK Census collection from the microfilm reels that were available at the time and discovered that the writing on many of the images was very faint and unreadable in many cases.  Certified genealogist and then-head of Ancestry’s Indexing department, noted that as many… Read more

Family Tree Maker for Mac is Here!

Posted by Charlene Chen on 22 November 2010 in Family Tree Maker

AUTHORED BY TANA L. PEDERSEN  (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Got a Mac? announced the launch of Family Tree Maker for Mac, the new Mac version of the world’s No.-1 selling family history software. It is available for purchase online starting at £59.99. The program is also available in select retail stores, including Apple Stores, Amazon, Office Depot, and… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Embellish Your Charts

Posted by Charlene Chen on 16 November 2010 in Family Tree Maker

AUTHORED BY TANA L. PEDERSEN  (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) One of my favourite enhancements in Family Tree Maker 2011 is the ability to add photos and embellishments to charts—anywhere I want. It’s a simple thing, but the result is beautiful family trees I can’t wait to share. You can use your own backgrounds, borders, and embellishments (basically any… Read more

Remembrance Sunday – a national event

Posted by Russell James on 14 November 2010 in General

At 11am today, the nation will come together to remember those in the Armed Forces who have given so much for their country. Events all over the country will commemorate heroes past and present as we mark Remembrance Sunday. The national Remembrance service is the Cenotaph Parade in Whitehall. Two minutes’ silence at 11am will… Read more

Family at war

Posted by Nicola Hardwick on 13 November 2010 in General

Remembrance Day provokes a lot of strong memories for my family.  My great-grandfather Alfred fought at the Battle of the Somme in World War I, and died during the 1920s of his gas injuries. And my grandfather Eric belonged to one of the Airfield Construction Units, part of the 2nd Tactical Air Force in Europe… Read more

Military communications

Posted by Dan Jones on 12 November 2010 in General, Record Collections

On Tuesday I spent a morning at a London studio doing what our PR team call a ‘Radio Day’;  which essentially involves doing lots of different radio interviews on different stations back to back The subject of the interviews was the release that day of our military medals collections that I blogged about here earlier… Read more