New Site Navigation

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 27, 2009 in Website

We are excited to announce the launch of the new site-wide navigation at the top of every page.    This change came about after a lot of research and gathering feedback from people who use the site every day. You will find that it is quicker and easier for you to get where you want to go Read More

Good Way to Learn About New Content

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 14, 2009 in Collections

A great way to keep up-to-date with the latest content we’ve released on is to subscribe to our monthly newsletter, the Ancestry Monthly Update. This email newsletter lists all the latest U.S. and international records launched on the site in the previous month, along with some of the larger collections scheduled to be released in the coming month(s). Read More

U.S. Content Update: Alabama State Census & Returns from U.S. Military Posts

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 12, 2009 in Collections, World Archives Project

Alabama State Census, 1820-1866 The Alabama State Census was released a few days ago, becoming the second completed World Archives Project collection to be made available to the public.  As with all completed World Archives Projects, the index is viewable free of charge!  Thank you to the many contributors who keyed in the names, races Read More

Military Records on Webinar

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 12, 2009 in Webinars

Every hero deserves to be found. Learn how to find yours in a free, one-hour webinar about our military records on May 19th, 8 P.M. Eastern Time.   Three of our U.S. record specialists will walk you through our military records—the largest online collection of military records available—and show you what we have available for Read More

Planning a Perfect Family Reunion: Webinar

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 12, 2009 in Webinars

Do you have a family reunion or get-together on the horizon? Looking for ideas on locations? Food? Activities that will engage everyone, young and old?   We’re hosting a webinar this Thursday, May 14th, 8 P.M. Eastern Time, on how to plan the perfect family reunion. Guest speaker George Morgan, author of Your Family Reunion: Read More

Family Tree Maker: Webinars and NGS

Posted by Michelle Pfister on May 11, 2009 in Family Tree Maker

We all have slightly different learning styles. Some of us learn best with books. Others like to learn by doing. And still others like to be shown or learn best from hearing instruction. With Family Tree Maker, we try to provide a variety of methods to help you learn how to successfully do your family Read More

Scheduled Family Tree Maintenance (12 May 2009, 1-3 AM MDT)

Posted by Kenny Freestone on May 11, 2009 in Website

Please be aware that the Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, 12 May 2009, from 1 AM to 3 AM Mountain Daylight Time. This maintenance will support the continued growth in Ancestry Member Trees traffic. This tree service downtime will affect Ancestry Member Trees, OneWorldTree, some portions of My Canvas, the Read More

New German Records

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 8, 2009 in Collections

German records have long been requested by our members. It is estimated that almost 1 in 6 Americans have German heritage.  These records are very hard to acquire. Since they are hard to acquire we are particularly excited about a new very large collection featuring some more recent records from Germany. We just released today the German Phone Directories Read More

Latest on lifespan filtering

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on May 5, 2009 in Website

Note: For those of you who love the old search, it is still there. You can get to it by clicking “Old Search” in the tan bar on top of the search pages or here: Old Search. Old Search has always been there. The lifespan filter was applied to both and other than that we Read More