Updates made to our England & Wales BMD Indexes

Posted by on 17 May 2011 in Company News, General, Record Collections, Site Features

A brief post to let you know that we recently updated the following collections: England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915 England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index: 1837-1915 England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005 Like with our Marriage collections earlier this month, the majority of updates focused on updating the County Field to be a more… Read more

Exciting new feature: Ancestry Web Search

Posted by on 13 May 2011 in Company News, General, Record Collections, Site Features

Last October we launched ‘Ancestry Labs’ to test a few of our new ideas and would like to thank all our members who contributed with their fantastic feedback and suggestions.  Today we’re very excited to announce the introduction of one of the ideas, Web Search, into the main Ancestry.co.uk search. Why are we launching Web Search?… Read more

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

Posted by Charlene Chen 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

Updated…Ask the Experts

Posted by Aimee McIntosh on 12 April 2011 in General, Record Collections, Site Features

In this month’s issue of Updated one of our resident Ask the Experts Chris Paton answers some puzzling questions. Chris Paton is an expert in English, Scottish and Irish family and runs the Scotland’s Greatest Story research service. This month he solves a puzzling census mystery and explains how a missing maiden name can be… Read more

Find your living relatives with help from Peopletracer

Posted by Jonathan Clarke on 17 March 2011 in General, Site Features

If you were lucky enough to make it to the world’s largest family history event, Who Do You Think You Are? Live at London’s Olympia, you may have met some of the Peopletracer team who were presenting on the ancestryshop stand. As data specialists, they’ve been able to help us provide you with an extremely… Read more

New iPad and iPhone app

Posted by Charlene Chen 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

Ancestry Search: Improvements to Basic Search

Posted by Charlene Chen 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 by Charlene Chen 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

It’s Christmas!

Posted by Russell James on 1 December 2010 in General, Site Features

Well, nearly… Advent has arrived, and to celebrate we’ve set up a very special area of the site. We’ve provided you with your very own Ancestry Advent Calendar. Just like an ordinary advent calendar, this has 25 windows, and you can open one every day in the run-up to Christmas. However, you won’t find pieces… Read more

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

Posted by Charlene Chen 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