Public Member Profiles

Posted by jhodnett on May 30, 2008 in Site Features, Website

Yesterday we made some improvements to public member profiles on the site. Some of you may not know that there were member profiles on the site, so let me tell you a little about them. Your profile is a place that you can let others on Ancestry know about you. It’s designed to showcase your Read More

New Search is available for everyone

Posted by Kendall Hulet on May 29, 2008 in Website

I’m pleased to announce that Ancestry’s new search preview is now available to all Ancestry users!  Based on thousands of pieces of customer feedback, we’ve completed some new search features that we believe will make searching for records about your ancestors easier, faster and more effective.  You can now switch to the new search and Read More

New Record Merge Feature

Posted by Kenny Freestone on May 29, 2008 in Site Features, Website

We’re excited today to be rolling a long-awaited and much-requested feature for family trees. Many of our historical records on Ancestry have information in them about other members of the family—not just the one person.Previously when you saved a record, you could only save it to one person at a time, and if the record Read More

Family Tree Maker 2008 Webinar – June 5th

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 28, 2008 in Family Tree Maker

I wanted to make everyone aware of our next Family Tree Maker Webinar. It is open to the public and is scheduled for June 5th at 8:00 p.m. EDT (2 a.m. June 6th Greenwich Mean Time). The following items are scheduled to be presented: • Find and Replace • Filtering Features • Working with media • Sources and Source Read More

Updates to Trees Service

Posted by Kenny Freestone on May 21, 2008 in Website

Yesterday between about 11:30 PM and 2:00 AM we did some work to improve our trees service database. An unfortunate side affect of this work is that a few features of the system will be down for (we anticipate) a few days while we get everything caught up with new changes. During this time you Read More Signs New Digitization Agreement with NARA

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 20, 2008 in News

Today The Generations Network and The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) signed an agreement that will make millions of historical records available on With the new agreement, will have technicians and scanning machines onsite at NARA to continually digitize content for online access faster than ever before. To learn more about this Read More Global Content, Product, and Marketing Update

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 14, 2008 in News

In conjunction with the 2008 National Genealogical Society Conference taking place this week in Kansas City, Missouri, Tim Sullivan has published a letter to the genealogy community. In it, Tim highlights several recently released content collections and product enhancements on, and offers insights into new projects on the horizon. Read the complete letter from Tim here.     

Join at NGS

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 9, 2008 in News

If you’re going to be in Kansas City, Missouri, next week, we’d like to invite you to join us at the booth during the 2008 National Genealogical Society Conference. The theme for this year’s show is “Show Me The Nation’s Records” and it will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center, 2345 McGee Read More