Past Articles

Family Tree Maker: Custom Reports

Posted on 6 September 2011 in Family Tree Maker

AUTHORED BY TANA L. PEDERSEN (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Family Tree Maker comes with a variety of default reports, and it also has a Custom Report that lets you mine your family tree for the information you’re interested in. Using it I’ve created family health histories, address lists, residency reports, and more. But the report I get… Read more

FamilyTreeMaker.com Gets a New Look

Posted on 12 July 2011 in Family Tree Maker

AUTHORED BY TANA L. PEDERSEN (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) If you haven’t visited FamilyTreeMaker.com recently, it’s time to take another look. Recently, Family Tree Maker launched its newly redesigned website with simplified navigation and more features to help you find answers to your questions. Here are a few highlights: A tour of the software shows some of… Read more

Share your Tree with Friends and Family

Posted on 20 May 2011 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY STEPHANIE CRUZ (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Did you know that you can share your member tree with friends and family for free? Send them an email invitation and they can see your tree once they register for an Ancestry.co.uk account. A subscription is not required for them to see your tree. A new and easier… Read more

Family Trees: We’re giving you control of family merges

Posted on 4 May 2011 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY JEN HODNETT (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Family merge is a great feature that we’ve had on the site for a number of years. This feature makes it easy to save family trees and certain census records to multiple people in your tree—without having to save the record separately for each person. However, the merge has had one… Read more

New iPad and iPhone app

Posted on 8 March 2011 in General, Site Features

How would you like to be able to see and navigate your Ancestry.co.uk family tree on your iPhone or iPad so you can more easily share family stories visually?  How would you like to be able to view the Census and other records you’ve attached to people in your Ancestry.co.uk family tree on your iPhone… Read more

Family Tree Maker: The Pedigree View

Posted on 9 February 2011 in Family Tree Maker

AUTHORED BY TANA L. PEDERSEN (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) The Family tab on the People workspace provides a comprehensive view of your tree. This is where you enter information about individuals and families in your tree—and where you will spend most of your time in Family Tree Maker. Over the next few weeks I’ll spend some time explaining each section of the… Read more

Family Trees: New Tree Viewer Tips and FAQs

Posted on 18 January 2011 in Record Collections

AUTHORED BY JEN HODNETT (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) As I mentioned in a blog post earlier this month, we’ve launched a new way to view your tree.   A few of you have been asking me about features that were available on the previous version of the tree viewer.  I thought other members might have some of the… Read more

Family Tree Maker Tutorials

Posted on 17 January 2011 in Record Collections

AUTHORED BY TANA L. PEDERSEN (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Have you ever wanted a personal tutor to sit at your computer and show you how to use Family Tree Maker? We have a solution. Family Tree Maker has a variety of short video tutorials (each about 3 to 5 minutes long) that can help you quickly learn… Read more

Ancestry Search: Improvements to Basic Search

Posted on 14 January 2011 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY ANNE MITCHELL (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) 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).… Read more

Family Trees: New Tree Viewer Launch

Posted on 6 January 2011 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY JEN HODNETT (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Last November, we launched a new tree viewer in an optional preview.  If you chose to view your tree using the new view, we gave you the opportunity to tell us what you thought of the changes we’ve made.  Based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback, we have turned off the old… Read more