New California Voter Registrations Reveal Celebrity Party Lines

Posted by Ancestry Team on January 30, 2008 in News

Our new collection of California Voter Registrations unlock more than 30 million names of Californians who registered to vote between 1900 and 1944. The collection reveals the political preferences of California residents – including several celebrities and political figures – who voted during the first half of the 20th century. In 1942, actor and future Read More

Creating a family tree poster in AncestryPress

Posted by Ancestry Team on January 25, 2008 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 January 25, 2008, contains some obsolete information. This week I’d like to offer a few tips for creating family tree posters. You can use AncestryPress to create a standard tree poster including 5, Read More

Tips: Surnames

Posted by Ancestry Team on January 23, 2008 in Family Tree Maker

I’ve chosen to write today’s Family Tree Maker blog entry on surname tips. Multi-Word Surnames As a general rule Family Tree Maker 2008 assumes the last word entered in the name field is the individual’s surname. However, it also recognizes many common surname prefixes. The development team has provided me with a list of those Read More

The Next Patch

Posted by Ancestry Team on January 10, 2008 in Family Tree Maker

The Family Tree Maker team is working very hard and is dedicating a lot of resources to the next Family Tree Maker update. Internal testing for this patch is currently taking place. We will also likely allow some volunteer users to test the update before it is released publicly. If you are interested in being Read More

Revamped Learning Center

Posted by Ancestry Team on January 8, 2008 in Website has recently introduced a new Learning Center to help those researching family history find answers and advice. Our new Learning Center offers an abundance of resources for beginners to seasoned genealogists – including video tutorials, articles and how-to guides, genealogy communities, family history project ideas, and more. The tutorials, narrated by’s Chief Family Read More