Adds Atlanta Federal Penitentiary Records

Posted by Ancestry Team on October 15, 2009 in Collections

Notorious train robbers, mob bosses, “butter imposters” and financial schemers are among the infamous outlaws who appear in a unique collection of federal prison records we just added to Provided by the National Archives at Atlanta, the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary Collection (1902-1921) spans two decades and consists of more than 14,000 inmate records documenting Read More

Reminder about tonight’s webinar on Search Strategies

Posted by on October 14, 2009 in Webinars

Hi Everyone, I’d like to remind everybody that we will be running a free webinar on the best Strategies for Searching this evening at 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar is designed for beginning to intermediate members of To attend the webinar, please register here. We’re delighted that we already have more Read More

More Than 400 Years of London Church Records

Posted by Ancestry Team on October 13, 2009 in Collections

Did you know that until 1763, you only had to be 12 (girls) or 14 (boys) to marry in London? That 20% of London’s population was killed by a second Black Plague in the 1600s? That during the first year of WWI, marriages in London increased by 32%? In the October newsletter we featured a Read More

Scheduled Family Tree Maintenance (13 October, 2009 from 11:00 – 11:30 PM MDT)

Posted by Kenny Freestone on October 13, 2009 in Website

Please be aware that the Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, 13 October 2009, from 11:00pm through 11:30pm 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 sections of Read More

Best Strategies for Searching

Posted by Laura Dansbury on October 7, 2009 in Webinars

Hello everyone, The search team is excited about our free online webinar about searching on October 14th at 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. In this webinar, we will show you the best strategies for searching’s thousands of databases. Improving your search strategies will help you to find more information about your ancestors. It Read More

Family Tree Maker: Webinar Recap

Posted by Michelle Pfister on October 2, 2009 in Family Tree Maker

Hello Everyone, We want to thank you all for your questions and participation in the webinar for Family Tree Maker 2010. We had a great turnout, with about 2,000 of you participating live with us that night. We answered as many questions as time permitted, and we’re sorry if we weren’t able to get to Read More