Family History Wiki First Updates

Posted by Matthew Rayback on June 30, 2010 in Wiki

In case you haven’t heard, has a wiki. (You can read the original announcement here.) We launched in beta in April at the conference of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and since then, there’s been a lot going on. Before getting into that, however, let me introduce myself. My name is Matthew Rayback and I am a senior editor for and am the overseer of the wiki.

Discovering true age of grandmother on Expert Connect

Posted by Ancestry Team on June 24, 2010 in Research, Website

As the – Expert Connect service celebrates its first anniversary since launching on June 24, 2009, we wanted to share Kathy Morrissey’s story of how she found her grandmother’s true age, a family mystery, and passed that along to her mother.  Expert Connect is an online tool available on that links you to hundreds Read More

County Land Ownership Atlases—Now with Names

Posted by Paul Rawlins on June 21, 2010 in Collections

I’ll bet you wish you had an uncle like mine. I’m talking about my great-great-great-great-uncle actually, James Rawlins Sr., who had some very definitive opinions regarding his final resting place. I quote from his 1843 will: “I desire my body to be decently buried in a piece of ground now used as a burying ground Read More

Winner chosen for the Ultimate Family History Journey™ Sweepstakes

Posted by Heather Erickson on June 17, 2010 in News, Site Features, Who Do You Think You Are?

Every genealogist remembers the moment when they were bit by the genealogy bug, when they broke through one of their brick walls, or when they won $20,000 for their very own personal family history journey. Well… I don’t remember the latter happening to me either, but Carolyn S. from Youngstown, Ohio does. That’s because Carolyn Read More

Family Tree Maker: How Do I Do That?

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on June 14, 2010 in Family Tree Maker

Sometimes it’s the easiest tasks that stump us—or is that just me? Whether it’s renaming one of my trees or checking for software updates, I have the tendency to forget how to do some simple procedures unless I do them on a regular basis. Here are some of my “how do I do that?” tasks. Read More

Family Tree Maintenance Saturday Morning (June 4th at 12:00 AM MT)

Posted by jhodnett on June 4, 2010 in Website

The Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance Saturday morning for about 1 hour beginning at about 12:00 AM Mountain Time. During this time Ancestry Member Trees, OneWorldTree, some portions of My Canvas, the sections of the Home Page that are related to Member Trees, and the sections of that are related to Member Trees will Read More