Past Articles

1911 UK Census on the Interactive Image Viewer

Posted on 18 May 2012 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY LAURA DANSBURY (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) In January, we began testing a new version of our image viewer to improve consistency and reliability for many different types of browsers, with a cleaner look and interactive features. It is a Flash based experience that provides tools to help you get the most out of census documents. … Read more

Interactive Image Viewer (Beta)

Posted on 2 February 2012 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY LAURA DANSBURY (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Record images are the foundation of your family history, and we want to create a rich viewing experience that will bring these historical documents to life. The new Interactive Image Viewer (currently in beta) includes interactive tools to help you view and interpret the information on the record as… Read more

The Ancestry Android app is here!

Posted on 30 December 2011 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY KENDALL HULET (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) For all of our Ancestry.co.uk users that have been patiently waiting for an Android app, your wait is over! We’re happy to announce the launch of our new Android app just in time for the holidays. Download the app now. The new Ancestry app for Android phones and tablets… Read more

Image Viewer Updates – Print Current View Now Available

Posted on 28 December 2011 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY JIM MOSHER (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Thanks to all of you who have provided feedback on the new Advanced Image Viewer on the blog, via the message boards, through the survey, and directly via email (feedback-imageviewer@ancestry.com). We appreciate the input – both positive and negative – and have used it to further improve the viewer.… Read more

Version 3 of our app for iPhone, iPad and iPod is here!

Posted on 29 November 2011 in Company News, Site Features

AUTHORED BY KENDALL HULET (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Wouldn’t it be great to be able to view and merge Ancestry.co.uk’s “shaky leaf” record hints into your family tree directly on your iPhone, iPad or iPod?  We thought so, too. Today, we announced the availability of an enhanced version 3 of our iPhone, iPad and iPod app, Ancestry, that… Read more

Family Tree Maker: New Chart Options in 2012

Posted on 23 November 2011 in Record Collections

AUTHORED BY TANA L. PEDERSEN (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Over the years, we have received requests to include some charting features that were available in Family Tree Maker 2006/version 16. In Family Tree Maker 2012 we’re brought back two of them: direct-line descendant charts and generation labels. Direct-line Descendant Charts In recent versions of Family Tree Maker,… Read more

Beta Image Viewer now available

Posted on 17 November 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 the users who could take advantage of it. Our other users – almost 50% of our total user base – continued to use a basic image viewer which provided somewhat… Read more

Family Tree Maker: TreeSync

Posted on 14 November 2011 in Family Tree Maker

AUTHORED BY TANA L. PEDERSEN (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) By now you’ve probably heard about TreeSync. It’s the latest innovative tool available in Family Tree Maker 2012, which gives you the ability to sync one Family Tree Maker tree and one online Ancestry tree. Now you can make changes to your tree anytime, anywhere. Maybe you’re at… Read more

Android Beta Testers Needed

Posted on 27 September 2011 in Site Features

We’ve been working hard on an Android version of the Ancestry mobile app, and we’re looking for Android users to help us test an early beta version. If you are interested in being a beta tester, regularly use an Android phone or tablet, and are an Ancestry subscriber, please click here to take a short… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Find and Replace Tool

Posted on 13 September 2011 in Family Tree Maker

AUTHORED BY TANA L. PEDERSEN (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Have you accidentally spelled an ancestor’s name incorrectly throughout your tree? Or discovered that a cemetery name you’ve recorded is actually the wrong cemetery? If you’re like me and make these types of mistakes regularly, you’re in luck. Family Tree Maker has a Find and Replace tool that… Read more