App Featured on Apple’s App Store

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on December 28, 2011 in Mobile

The app was just showcased on Apple’s App Store Facebook page! We are excited and honored to receive such recognition from Apple. The latest version of the app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch has been extensively updated. It now features Ancestry Hints – clues that make finding genealogy records for your ancestors Read More

Happy Holidays from

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on December 24, 2011 in Holidays

With the holidays in full swing, and Christmas only a day away, I’m sure everyone is preparing their home for a festive holiday, or possibly traveling to spend time with friends and family afar. Either way, the holidays are a time when we think of family, how important they are in our to us, and Read More

The Android app is here!

Posted by Kendall Hulet on December 21, 2011 in Mobile, Website

For all of our users that have been patiently waiting for an Android app, your wait is over! We’re happy to announce the launch of our new Android app just in time for the holidays. Download the app now. The new app for Android phones and tablets (and very soon including Kindle Fire, Read More

RootsTech 2012: Don’t Miss the Special Discount on Registration

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on December 15, 2011 in Events

If you are interested in new technologies to make family history easier, RootsTech is for you! Don’t miss this new conference February 2-4, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Register now for their special rate of just $149 valid through January 13, 2012. At RootsTech, family historians of all skill levels will learn technology-based solutions Read More

Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 Is Now Available!

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on December 15, 2011 in Family Tree Maker, News

Today announced the release of Family Tree Maker for Mac 2, an updated and expanded version of the world’s No. 1-selling family history software, now with TreeSync™, a feature which lets you sync one desktop family tree and one online tree on With TreeSync now you can access and update your tree wherever Read More Announces Winner in “Follow Your Roots: Visit Europe” Contest

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on December 9, 2011 in Contest

The official grand prizewinner of the Follow Your Roots: Visit Europe contest, sponsored by and, was announced on December 9th following a weeklong judging round. Kyle Moore of Bloomsberg, PA was named the winner with his entry “Ida Marta – The Strength to Make a Better Life.” Kyle’s winning submission includes a photo Read More

Family Tree Maker: 2012 Update Is Available

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on December 7, 2011 in Family Tree Maker

An update for Family Tree Maker 2012 (Windows) is now available. It contains a number of improvements and fixes of reported issues. Some examples are: Improvements to TreeSync performance, media download times, and fixes for sync errors Faster importing of all file types Added support for tags and media links when importing and exporting GEDCOMs Increased Read More

Echoes From Pearl Harbor

Posted by Crista Cowan on December 6, 2011 in Moments in Time

I’m not sure why I am surprised by how many of you were there or had family who were there. I have read every one of your stories as they have streamed in over the past week. Those first hand accounts help us remember the living history of pivotal events in the world. You remind Read More