and FamilySearch to Make a Billion Global Records Available Online

Posted by Crista Cowan on September 5, 2013 in Collections, Digitization, News

The following press release was issued this afternoon by and FamilySearch. Groundbreaking Agreement to Deliver Valuable Historical Content Over the Next Five Years PROVO, Utah, September 5, 2013 – and FamilySearch International (online at, the two largest providers of family history resources, announced today an agreement that is expected to make approximately Read More

New England Family History Comes Alive with 220 Million New Records!

Posted by on July 18, 2013 in Collections, Digitization, Site Features, Website

We are very excited to announce we have added more than 220 million historical New England records to our existing database creating the most comprehensive collection of New England records available online! Included in the new collections are birth, marriage and death records for hundreds of millions of residents in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Read More

Enhanced U.S. Census Collection

Posted by 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

Meeting with the nation’s archivists

Posted by Ancestry Team on July 31, 2008 in Collections, Digitization

This is my first post on the Blog. I work in the Content group and I’m responsible for many of the relationships with State Archives and Vital Records groups. This past week, I along with Quinton Atkinson and Brian Peterson, some of the Content group colleagues, attended a conference of the National Association of Read More