problem resolved

Posted by Web Operations on December 27, 2009 in Site Issues

We are pleased to inform everyone that the temporary site problem we experienced earlier has now been resolved.  Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused and truly appreciate your patience through this situation.

problem with international sites

Posted by Web Operations on December 27, 2009 in Site Issues

We’re letting everyone know that we are having some temporary site problems that we are actively working to resolve. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. Thank you for your patience as we work through this issue.

Improved Data Collection Search Pages

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on December 15, 2009 in Site Features

Over the coming months, we’re going to be looking closely at a number of aspects of Search, and listening to your feedback to improve them where appropriate. In particular we’ve heard that you want to have more control over how you search and browse into our data collections. Tomorrow, December 16th, we’ll be launching the Read More

President Obama and Financial Investor Warren Buffett Related

Posted by Ancestry Team on December 15, 2009 in News

President Barack Obama and Warren Buffett are 7th cousins, 3 times removed. Family history experts at discovered the relation and determined that the men are related through a 17th-century Frenchman named Mareen Duvall – Pres. Obama’s 9th great-grandfather and Buffett’s 6th great-grandfather. Duvall was born in France and came to Maryland in the mid-1600s. Once in Read More

“What you want,’s got it” – Part 1

Posted by Eric Horne on December 14, 2009 in Collections

Hello… My name is Eric Horne and I’ve just joined the U.S. Content team as the Product Manager.  It seems only proper to introduce myself as I’ll continue to update you on the world of United States content here at  I’ve been with since 2004; I began my career here in our Member Read More

Family Tree Maker: 20-Year Anniversary!

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

Hello Everyone, We wanted to take a moment and announce something very exciting. Family Tree Maker is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year! Here is some of the history behind the program. In 1989, the first edition of Family Tree Maker was released by Banner Blue Software. This program ran on DOS, and came on Read More

Saving Records and Images

Posted by Laura Dansbury on December 11, 2009 in Site Features

Hello Everyone,

I think it is time for a quick review on saving images and records and using the shoebox. I’ve seen some questions on where the shoebox is located and if you can save images to your thumb drive. So let’s review the saving methods on

Enhanced U.S. Census Collection

Posted by Heather Erickson on December 10, 2009 in Collections, Digitization

In a survey of members last year, top on your wish list was improved images for U.S. Federal Censuses. As you know, the U.S. Censuses are one of the richest sources of information for family history searches. So, improving this collection has been a top priority at throughout 2009. We’ve enhanced six new Read More