Heather Erickson

Heather Erickson is Head of Global Communications for Ancestry.com and has been with the company since 2009.

Ancestry.com Acquires 1000memories

Posted by Heather Erickson on October 3, 2012 in News

We wanted to let you know that we have acquired 1000memories Inc.  They are a San Francisco-based startup that, since their launch in 2010, has been focused on helping people capture and share their memories.  They began as a memorials site and have, for the last year, been focused on helping people digitize and share Read More

Ancestry.com to Acquire Archives.com

Posted by Heather Erickson on April 25, 2012 in News

If you haven’t already heard or seen the news, we wanted to let you know that we have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Archives.com. You may already know of Archives.com – a fast-growing family history site that has clearly attracted new users to family history with a product that is easy to use Read More

Our Privacy Philosophy

Posted by Heather Erickson on February 23, 2012 in News, Site Features, Website

We know that privacy is increasingly important to you – our users. We want you to know that we care about it too. Our newly published Privacy Philosophy lets you know we have a consistent approach to protecting your privacy and that it is at the core of the decisions we make and what we Read More

Join Ancestry.com at the IAJGS Conference in August

Posted by Heather Erickson on June 24, 2011 in Events

There is nothing like meeting and connecting with fellow genealogists. So mark your calendar and join Ancestry.com at the IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Washington, DC, August 14-19. This is the 31st year that IAJGS (International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies) has hosted this conference and we’re excited to be involved for another Read More

Scheduled Ancestry.com Blog Maintenance (Tuesday, November 9)

Posted by Heather Erickson on November 9, 2010 in Site Issues, Website

We want to let you know that the Ancestry.com Blog will be down for about 4 hours for scheduled maintenance tonight (Tuesday, Nov. 9) through early Wednesday morning beginning at 9:00 PM Mountain Time (that’s 11:00  PM ET or 3:00 AM GMT). Additionally, the Ancestry.com Rootsweb Community will undergo scheduled maintenance for 12 hours starting at 9:00 PM Mountain Time Read More

Share Your Opinion on Irish Ancestry

Posted by Heather Erickson on September 16, 2010 in Website

We’re taking a short customer survey to get a better idea around your interested  in Irish roots and family history. Do you have Irish ancestry? If you have a keen interest in Irish family history then let us know your thoughts by completing our survey. Click here to begin. It should only take up to Read More

Just Launched – The Largest Searchable Online Yearbook Collection

Posted by Heather Erickson on August 27, 2010 in Website

If you’re a family historian that enjoys getting to know your ancestors, you’ll love our new U.S. School Yearbook collection. Now, with more than 60 million yearbook records available, you just might find that grandpa was voted class clown or even discover great-grandma’s salutatory speech. The new U.S. School Yearbook collection makes starting your family Read More

It’s here – the National Probate Calendar

Posted by Heather Erickson on August 12, 2010 in Website

AUTHORED BY RUSSELL JAMES (FROM ANCESTRY.CO.UK) Ancestry.co.uk’s biggest release of the year officially went online. The National Probate Calendar will help you uncover details of your ancestors’ wealth, social standing and even their hobbies and interests, plus point you in the direction of further family members. It’s now available for everyone to search online for Read More