Past Articles

Family Tree Maker: Improving Performance

Posted 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

Family Tree Maker for Mac is Here!

Posted on 22 November 2010 in Family Tree Maker

AUTHORED BY TANA L. PEDERSEN  (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Got a Mac? Ancestry.co.uk 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

Member Trees: A New Way to View Your Ancestry.co.uk Member Tree

Posted on 19 November 2010 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY JEN HODNETT (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Over the last year we’ve been working on a better way to let you view your Ancestry.co.uk member tree.  We’ve built this new tree viewer based on feedback from members, extensive user testing and hours of development and design.  We focused on finding ways to let you view more of… Read more

Ancestry Search: Searching using Birth, Death and other Life Events

Posted on 19 November 2010 in Record Collections

AUTHORED BY ANNE MITCHELL (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Over the course of this year, we have been making incremental changes to our new search forms in response to your comments and suggestions. We’ve added name and place filters and changed the way you could do searches that included family members. You’ll find we’ve modified the search forms… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Embellish Your Charts

Posted 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

Family Tree Maker 2011 is here!

Posted on 29 October 2010 in Family Tree Maker

AUTHORED BY TANA L. PEDERSEN  (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) You’ve been waiting patiently and it’s finally here! Family Tree Maker 2011 introduces more than 100 enhancements (many based on customer requests) to help you create your family story like never before. Here are just a few of the exciting new features you’ll enjoy: Smart Stories—a narrative tool. If you’ve always… Read more

We’ve launched Ancestry Labs – and we’d love your feedback

Posted on 21 October 2010 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY TONY MACKLIN (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) We have just announced a new “Labs” area on Ancestry.com.  Labs is a separate site where we can give you a sneak preview of new ideas and concepts for helping family history research (but that are not yet ready for prime time). Most importantly for us, it gives us a chance… Read more

Find out how you are related to other people in your Ancestry.co.uk Member Tree

Posted on 7 October 2010 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY JEN HODNETT (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Have you ever found a person in your tree and asked yourself “how are we related”?  I know I have. In fact, many of you have asked for something that would help you easily find an answer to that question and we’ve listened. We’ve just added a new feature… Read more

Browse the Place Pages

Posted on 16 September 2010 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY LAURA DANSBURY (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) I posted a blog about the new pages in new search a while ago.  But there were so many changes that I think each one should have a dedicated post.  The location of an Ancestor’s birth or residence greatly influenced their life story.  By browsing by location, I found… Read more

Ancestry.co.uk Search: New way to add Family Members to your search

Posted on 18 August 2010 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY ANNE MITCHELL (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Over the next few weeks, we’ll be making a number of changes to the new search forms. We hope to make searches more flexible, and in response to your feedback we have improved some searches that were hard to do. You can get a sneak preview of some of… Read more