How many billions of records are on

Posted by Ancestry Team on June 30, 2009 in Collections

The size of’s record collection is a fascinating topic. As of June 2009, subscribers to and our international sites can search the historical censuses for the U.S., UK and Canada, U.S. and international vital records, amazing collections of military and immigration records, and many others, not to mention the 10 million family trees Read More Launches ‘My Story’ Advertising Campaign

Posted by Ancestry Team on June 29, 2009 in News

Today we are excited to announce the launch of our new “My Story” advertising campaign, which highlights five of our customers and their incredible family history discoveries. The campaign will run for at least the next 12 months, and features five 15, 30 and 60-second television ads. You can see the ads on cable networks such as Read More

Get help from experts at Expert Connect

Posted by Todd Godfrey on June 25, 2009 in Research

We have just launched the beta version of a new service called Expert Connect. This new service connects members and visitors with some of the world’s best independent professional genealogists and local researchers. The initial services available include: Record Pickup – Hire a researcher in another state or country to visit a specific archive, collect Read More

Temporary website problems earlier today (now resolved)

Posted by jhodnett on June 23, 2009 in Site Issues, Website

We experienced some temporary issues on the site earlier today that may have caused errors when trying to log in or when using other portions of the website.  We worked to resolve these problems as quickly as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.  We believe these issues lasted less than an Read More

New in MyCanvas: Descendant family tree posters

Posted by Ancestry Team on June 22, 2009 in Website

During our webinar on family history books back in January, two-thirds of the audience—nearly 1,200 members—told us they were interested in creating a descendant family tree poster. I’m happy to report that descendant posters are finally available in MyCanvas, just in time for family reunion season. A descendant tree poster could start with you Read More

Scheduled Family Tree Maintenance (18 June 2009, 1-2 AM MDT)

Posted by Kenny Freestone on June 17, 2009 in Website

Please be aware that the Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance on Thursday, 18 June 2009, from 1 AM to 2 AM Mountain Daylight Time. This maintenance will support upcoming features for Ancestry Member Trees and Family Tree Maker. This tree service downtime will affect Ancestry Member Trees, OneWorldTree, some portions of My Read More