Don’t Miss in Salt Lake City!

Posted by on July 30, 2009 in News

Join at the Salt Lake Family History Expo for two days of family history, classes, exhibit halls and much, much more.  2009 Salt Lake Family History Expo August 28-29, 2009, 8 am-6 pm South Towne Exposition Center, Sandy, Utah  Expo Classes – Expo registration required to attend Register today to attend both days of Read More

Enhanced Editing and Image Page

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on July 28, 2009 in Site Features

Tomorrow, July 29th, we are launching two enhancements. The first is enhanced editing of index data, and the second is an enhanced version of the image page. Enhanced editing One of the most frequent requests from our members is to have the ability to add alternates to more than just given names and surnames. The Read More

Family Tree Maker: Better Hints

Posted by Michelle Pfister on July 22, 2009 in Family Tree Maker

As many of you know, Family Tree Maker includes an option to search in the background and display hints about probable record matches that are found. If enabled, these matches, called hints, appear as a green leaf next to the names of people in the pedigree and detail views. As of Thursday July 16 Read More

MyCanvas webinar on descendant books and posters

Posted by Ancestry Team on July 20, 2009 in Website

If you missed last Thursday’s webinar, Using MyCanvas to Make Descendant Family History Books and Posters, you can view the program at your convenience in the archive. Many thanks to everyone who participated and submitted questions and comments. Several participants mentioned that they would have appreciated a more detailed demonstration of the image and text Read More Launches One of the Most Comprehensive Collections of Caribbean Slave Records

Posted by Heather Erickson on July 16, 2009 in Collections, News

We are excited to announce, in collaboration with the Virgin Islands Social History Associates (VISHA), the launch of a significant online collection of Caribbean slave records detailing nearly 200 years of St. Croix-Virgin Islands history. These St. Croix African Roots Project records will help tens of thousands of people trace their ancestral roots, some to Read More

Join in Little Rock, Arkansas

Posted by on July 16, 2009 in News, Website

Join in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Genealogy Conference for four days of family history, classes, exhibit halls and much, much more.   2009 Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Genealogy Conference September 2–5, 2009 Little Rock Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, Arkansas    Free Track of Classes – Free to Read More

A New Look for Ancestry Member Trees

Posted by Kenny Freestone on July 2, 2009 in Website

A new look for Ancestry Member Trees is now live on  We’ve updated the design and navigation to help you find what you’re looking for quickly and rebuilt the pages so they load faster. In early June, we launched a preview of these enhancements to the family tree.   Our goal was to help you Read More