News about SP3

Posted by Ancestry Team on April 21, 2008 in Family Tree Maker

I have seen a number of questions about the Family Tree Maker 2008 SP3 update over the past few days. I know that the development team is closing in on finalizing this patch. I’ve delivered three versions of the patch to both our alpha and beta teams. The input has been very positive. A fourth Read More

You asked for it: larger and longer books in AncestryPress

Posted by Ancestry Team on April 21, 2008 in Website

Last weekend I had the following conversation with my 5-year-old nephew, Alex. Alex: “Where are you going?” Me: “To the store.” Alex: “Why?” Me: “Because I want to buy some shoes.” Alex: “Why?” Me: “Because I’m a girl, and girls like shoes.” Alex: “But you don’t need any shoes.” Which, from an objective point of Read More

Civil War Era Tax Records

Posted by Ancestry Team on April 18, 2008 in News

Earlier this week, and just in time for Tax Day, we launched a collection of IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862 – 1918. Income tax was established in 1862 to help fund the Civil War, and most of the records cover the mid-1860s. Beyond stated income values, these assessments on document personal property – pianofortes, Read More

Family Tree Maker Survey

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

Dear Family Tree Maker Community: We are interested in what you have to say. Your feedback and input directly influence future releases of Family Tree Maker – how it will look, feel and function. We invite you to take a survey and share your thoughts and feelings. Please click here to complete the survey. We Read More

Potentially Fraudulent Sites Posing as Genealogy Websites

Posted by Ancestry Team on April 10, 2008 in News

We have recently become aware of three genealogy websites purporting to allow family history research:, and The sites claim to have “the largest online genealogical search tool” and promote themselves as the foremost resources for genealogy, but from what we can tell, these sites are nothing more than a series of web Read More

Photo collage posters in AncestryPress

Posted by Ancestry Team on April 5, 2008 in Website

A couple of years ago, when I was living in New York, I went to Philadelphia to spend the Easter weekend with my sister and her family. The guests at Easter dinner included my brother-in-law’s sister. She brought Napoleon Dynamite lunch boxes for my nieces, who had seen the movie so many times that they Read More

Slave registers from former British Empire colonies

Posted by Ancestry Team on April 3, 2008 in Collections, News

Today we launched a collection titled Former Colonial Dependencies Slave Register Collection, 1812-1834, which will allow Caribbean Americans descended from British Empire slaves to delve into their history online. The registers now on include details for more than 2.7 million slaves and 280,000 slave owners from a total of 17 former colonial dependencies, including Read More