1911 UK Census on the Interactive Image Viewer

Posted by Charlene Chen 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

Broadcasting LIVE from Who Do You Think You Are? Live to our Facebook page now

Posted by on 24 February 2012 in General, Record Collections, Site Features, Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE

We’re broadcasting six presentations live from the world’s biggest genealogy show at London Olympia, to our Facebook fan page. We’d love you to join us at www.facebook.com/AncestryUK so if you’re Facebook fan then log in now.  For full details on the presentations go to our recent blog post here.

Interactive Image Viewer (Beta)

Posted by Charlene Chen 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images are the foundation of your family history, and we want to create a rich viewing experience that will bring these historical documents to life.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 by Charlene Chen 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 by Charlene Chen 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 by Charlene Chen 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

Beta Image Viewer now available

Posted by Charlene Chen 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

Android Beta Testers Needed

Posted by Charlene Chen 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

Share your Tree with Friends and Family

Posted by Charlene Chen 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

Ancestry Guest Blogger Kate Lloyd: Finding my real mother…

Posted by on 18 May 2011 in Guest Bloggers, Site Features

By Kate Lloyd, Ancestry.co.uk member All my life my mother refused to talk about her family except to say that she had a twin sister, tall brothers and had been an orphan. On going through her documents after she died I found no birth certificate and so I sent off for it from the Public… Read more