Ancestry Product Update: Person Page Changes

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 9, 2017 in Products and Services

We recently released a couple changes to the Fact and Lifestory pages and wanted to share how you can benefit from this update:  Quick Edit Hover Quickly edit via the Quick Edit without having to navigate to that family member’s page, edit, and return to your previously spot. Hover over the family members’ card and Read More

Family Tree Maker Is Updated and Shipping

Posted by Ancestry Team on March 2, 2016 in Family Tree Maker

Since our last announcement about Software MacKiev acquiring Family Tree Maker, we’re excited to let you know that Software MacKiev has officially begun shipping updated versions of Family Tree Maker Windows 2014 and Mac 3. This is a free update for current users of the 2014 / Mac 3 versions. With this, you will have Read More

New Family Tree Maker Options

Posted by Kendall Hulet on February 2, 2016 in Family Tree Maker

Since our Family Tree Maker announcement last December, we have continued to actively explore ways to develop and support Family Tree Maker and ensure you have choices to preserve your work in ways that matter to you. Today, I am pleased to announce two options for desktop software that will work with Ancestry. Software MacKiev Software Read More

More Information on Family Tree Maker Desktop Software

Posted by Kendall Hulet on December 9, 2015 in Australia, Canada, Family Tree Maker, United Kingdom

Following the last Family Tree Maker desktop software announcement, we’ve seen your outpouring of comments, questions and the concerns you have raised. I’ve read through many of your comments personally, and I want you to know that we truly value you as customers and your feedback. Here are three key things I’d like to re-assure Read More

Ancestry to Retire Family Tree Maker Software

Posted by Kendall Hulet on December 8, 2015 in Australia, Canada, Family Tree Maker, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom

Ancestry is proud to have made a significant investment this year to bring valuable new content and records to the Ancestry site. In 2015, we’ve made 220 million searchable historical records from Mexico available, more than 170 million pages from the largest collection of U.S. will and probate records, among others. We’ve also introduced new Read More

Coming Soon! Mobile Search for iOS

Posted by Michael Lawless on February 9, 2015 in Mobile, Website

Later this month, we’ll be releasing the first Ancestry app update focused on searching our huge archive of content in a mobile specific interface. To date, the iOS App has provided access to your family trees and hints on the go, but searching through our collections hasn’t been readily available. With this release of Search, Read More

Better Tools on Ancestry iOS App for Saving Records

Posted by Ancestry Team on January 14, 2015 in Mobile

Have you installed the latest 6.3 update for the Ancestry iOS app? At first glance after updating it may not look like much has changed, but try saving a record to your tree and you’ll discover that saving the record is a lot better now. Here’s what’s new… Smart Matching The app is a lot Read More

Find A Grave Android Mobile App Release

Posted by Michael Lawless on December 17, 2014 in Find A Grave, Mobile

We’re in the holiday spirit today so what better way to celebrate that spirit than to announce our official release of the 1.0 version of Find A Grave for Android, free in the Google Play store.  With nearly half of our users having a preference for Android devices, we hope this release will unleash your inner graver. Read More

Introducing Historical Insights

Posted by Ancestry Team on December 2, 2014 in Mobile, Site Features, Website

What was it like for your immigrant great-grandparents to pass through Ellis Island? Did your mother watch as the Great Mississippi flood destroyed her hometown? Have you ever wondered what your grandfather’s life was like when he served in the army in World War I? We realize how much these types of historical events shaped Read More