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

Posted by Charlene Chen 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 by Charlene Chen 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 by Charlene Chen 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

Family Tree Maintenance on Wednesday the 25th August at 07:01 GMT.

Posted by Web Operations on 23 August 2010 in General, Site Features, Site Status

The Ancestry.co.uk Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance Wednesday for about 3 hours beginning at 07:01 AM GMT.  During this time Ancestry Member Trees, OneWorldTree, some portions of My Canvas, the sections of the Home Page that are related to Member Trees and the sections of MyFamily.com that are related to Member Trees will… Read more

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

Posted by Charlene Chen 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

Find more records with help from the Ancestry.co.uk community

Posted by Charlene Chen on 9 August 2010 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY STEPHANIE CRUZ (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) It’s always fun to find records about your ancestors. It’s even more exciting to discover records that you never knew existed. But how do you find these records when you didn’t even know to look for them? Here’s where the Ancestry.co.uk community can help you. Ever notice the Member… Read more

Updated new search homepage, place pages, recent searches & recently viewed collections

Posted by Charlene Chen on 14 July 2010 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY LAURA DANSBURY (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) We  listened to your feedback and we are updating our search pages (New Search only). We gathered input from members through many sources and consolidated your feedback.  You asked for improved navigation, maps, shortcuts to your favorite data collections, easier access to recent searches and more browsing options. You… Read more

Ancestry Member Trees Up and Running

Posted by on 20 May 2010 in General, Site Features, Site Status

Hi everyone, I’m happy to let you know that the Ancestry Member Trees are now up and running again. We were making some upgrades in the tree system last night and encountered bugs that took us a few hours to work through. Our only solution was to take down the trees to fix the problem.  It… Read more

New Photo Upload Tool

Posted by Charlene Chen on 11 May 2010 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY KENNY FREESTONE (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Today we added to the site a new tool to help you quickly and simply upload multiple family history photos and documents at one time. To try this out in your own family tree, you’ll want to click the “add media” or “add photo” links, just as you would… Read more

New search category pages

Posted by Charlene Chen on 7 May 2010 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY LAURA DANSBURY (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) With feedback and beta testing from members, we’re working on updates to many areas of Ancestry.co.uk search. Our newest update enhances the category pages.  The forms themselves on the category pages haven’t changed and will continue to work in the familiar way.  But we’ve made several enhancements in the content surrounding the… Read more