Largest Collection of Irish Catholic Parish Records Launched Online

Posted by Ancestry Team on March 1, 2016 in Australia, Canada, Collections, Ireland, United Kingdom

We are pleased to announce 10 million historic Catholic Parish records from Ireland have been indexed and are now available online. This is the largest collection of its kind available digitally, and means that Ancestry now offers access to more than 55 million Irish records – making it a significant resource for people around the world Read More

New Collection: Alberta, Canada, Homestead Records (1870-1930)

Posted by Ancestry Team on February 8, 2016 in Canada, Research

This valuable land record collection includes the names of approximately 200,000 people who applied for homesteads in Alberta under the Dominion Lands Act – an 1872 law aimed to encourage the settlement of the Canadian Prairies. Compiled during a time where the population was expanding to Western Canada, this collection is an incredible resource for those Read More

A Quarter of Canadians Unaware of Where Ancestors Emigrated From

Posted by Ancestry Team on January 25, 2016 in Canada

With the topic of migration currently on the news agenda, new research¹ reveals that many Canadians are in the dark when it comes to their own family’s immigration story. During a recent research project we commissioned, we found nine out of 10 Canadians agree that immigration is important to our country. Canada was the first country Read More

The New Ancestry: December 11th Feature Update

Posted by Ancestry Team on December 11, 2015 in Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, United Kingdom, Website

Welcome to our weekly update on the new Ancestry website. Last week we posted an article that covered the upcoming features and this week we introduced several important enhancements to the Person Page, Facts view and media experience in the new Ancestry. As always, we have also included links to articles and videos at the end Read More

More Information on Family Tree Maker Desktop Software

Posted by Ancestry Team 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 Ancestry Team 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