Why is family history work so engaging?

Posted by Michelle Pfister on December 15, 2008 in Family Tree Maker

I knew it from the first time I watched it in action — this was something important.  During my college days a friend from high school let me watch as she researched an ancestor. Although my parents had genealogy books at home that were filled with notes, pictures and trees, this was the first time Read More

Saved indicator and trees person card

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on December 12, 2008 in Website

Something new for those of you who store your trees on the site while you are searching: person card and saved indicator. If you look at this snippet from a search for my great uncle Ashby: You’ll notice the green check next to records you’ve already saved to that person, which I truly love. If Read More

Heartfelt gifts that you can make in an hour or less

Posted by Ancestry Team on December 9, 2008 in Website

I’ve always had a hard time buying presents for my dad. Apparently I’m not alone, because last night one of my sisters called me to beg for ideas. “Yeah, good luck with that,” I said, explaining that for once I had a great gift in mind for Dad: a framed family history poster that he Read More

Trees Service will be down tonight

Posted by Kenny Freestone on December 8, 2008 in Website

Our trees service will be unavailable early tomorrow morning for (we hope!) about 30 minutes starting around 1:30 AM mountain time. We apologize for this downtime, but hope you take comfort knowing it should result in better performance for the more than 13 million photos you and other members have submitted. This tree service downtime Read More

First World Archives Project Record Collection Complete

Posted by Ancestry Team on December 5, 2008 in World Archives Project

Ancestry.com is excited to announce the completion of the first record collection indexed through the World Archives Project, its new community indexing program. Community contributors participating in the project indexed the nearly 60,000 records within the Wisconsin Mortality Schedules, 1850 – 1880. The Wisconsin Mortality Schedules collection was completed in the three months following the Read More