Service Pack 2 Rev 2

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 28, 2007 in Family Tree Maker

Service Pack 2 is now available to the public. The major updates include the following: Re-introduced publishing features. Publishing features include: Genealogy Register Report Genealogy Ahnentafel Report Hourglass Chart Vertical Ancestor Chart Updates to all reports to better display facts and notes Updates to exporting of reports to RTF and HTML Resolved issues within reports Read More

Ancestry’s Search Functionality

Posted by Kendall Hulet on November 26, 2007 in Website

Hi, my name is Kendall Hulet, and I’m the product manager responsible for Ancestry’ s search functionality. As this is my inaugural blog post, I want to introduce myself a bit. I’ve been with Ancestry for over 4 years, managing mainly search and content projects. Although I had prior experience with search technology, I was Read More

US Passports Coming Soon…

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 16, 2007 in Collections

We have a fun collection coming very soon to It is a US passport collection with millions of names from the years 1796 to 1925. Passports became more popular in the late 1840s. In 1914, American citizens were permitted to travel abroad without passports. If your ancestors were travelers this will be a great Read More

SP2 and International

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 16, 2007 in Family Tree Maker

I wanted to make a quick post before the week was done to give an update about Service Pack 2, as well as answer some questions about International versions of Family Tree Maker. As has been posted, Service Pack 2 was pulled after being available for only a few hours. Since that time the Family Read More

New poster formats and better synchronization with Ancestry trees

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 14, 2007 in Website

If you’re looking for a personalized Christmas or Hanukah gift for someone (or everyone) in your family, now is a great time to check out AncestryPress because we’ve just added two new formats for family tree posters. You can now choose from three formats: a 6-generation standard tree, a 5-generation standard tree and a 5-generation Read More

Question: Merging

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 9, 2007 in Family Tree Maker

The task of sifting through questions from the Webinar, feedback form, and blog continues. I have noted that a number of questions surround the merging capability. The latest patch that is being worked on addresses some merging performance issues. I’m estimating that patch will be available in another 2 to 3 weeks. Here are some Read More

Family Tree Posters now available in AncestryPress

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 5, 2007 in Website

For up-to-date information about family tree posters, please read my post from March 4, 2009. The post below, which was published on November 5, 2007, contains some obsolete information. I hope you’ve had a chance to check out the family tree posters we launched last week. If so, you’ve noticed that you can use most Read More

Question: What about books?

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 2, 2007 in Family Tree Maker

As I dig into the questions that have been asked in this blog, in the feedback form, to the Member Services team, and in the Webinar, one common theme is the book building capability of Family Tree Maker. Ancestry Press is not, nor was it intended to be, a replacement to the old book building Read More

New features and a few clarifications

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 2, 2007 in Website

First off, thanks to everyone who participated in last night’s AncestryPress webinar. We’ll post it in the Learning Center archive next week so that those of you who missed it can watch it at your leisure. I’d like to clarify a couple of points that I didn’t explain quite as well as I might have Read More