Past Articles

Ancestry Search: Name Filters on New Advanced Search

Posted on 30 April 2010 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY ANNE MITCHELL (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) This year one of the things we are focusing on is adding new ways for you to control what’s returned in your search results. Over the past few months, we have already launched improvements to wildcards, Collection Filters, and Record Type Filters. Earlier this week Tony Macklin announced that… Read more

Preview of Changes to Search

Posted on 23 April 2010 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY TONY MACKLIN (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) We’ve been working on some changes to search, and want to give you a preview before it’s finalised, so we’ve created a small guided tour. First of all, We’d like to say thanks to all of you who have put time into helping us, posting your feedback on the… Read more

We’re always working on making your family history research quicker and easier – here’s what we’ve done lately

Posted on 19 April 2010 in Site Features

We are always listening to our members – whether it’s by phone, email or at the shows when we meet you face to face. Based on your feedback, our research and user tests our product and development teams have created and improved a series of site features during the last year. But it is an… Read more

Shoebox Tracks Records You Print and Download

Posted on 9 April 2010 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY STEPHANIE CRUZ (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Have you ever lost track of a record you printed or downloaded that you want to go back to? You now have quick access to retrieve records you are storing offline.  Each time you print or download a record from, it will appear in your Shoebox in a… Read more

Family Tree Maker: Entering Foreign Names and Locations

Posted on 6 April 2010 in Family Tree Maker

AUTHORED BY TANA L. PEDERSEN I learned an important lesson early on when I was researching my Danish ancestors: Novling is not the same as Nøvling. In fact, there is no place called Novling in all of Denmark. You may be wondering how I made this mistake. Perhaps it was inexperience. Or maybe good old… Read more

Family Tree Maker and GPS

Posted on 26 March 2010 in Family Tree Maker

AUTHORED BY TANA L. PEDERSEN We’ve all been there. You’ve spent days (or years) looking for a relative’s grave, and when you finally locate it in a middle-of-nowhere cemetery, you realize that you’ll never remember how you got there. Or be able to explain to anyone else how find the same location. In years past… Read more