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MyCanvas Finds a New Home in Alexander’s

The following excerpt is from from a blog post written by Eric Shoup, received from Matthew Deighton, Sr. Public Relations Specialist at Ancestry.com: This past June, we [Ancestry.com] announced that we were retiring the MyCanvas website and service in September 2014. We’ve heard from many people who love MyCanvas and hate the idea of it […]

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Early Oregonians Database added at Ancestry.com

The following teaser is from an excellent article written by Hannah Hoffman for the Statesman Journal, and posted August 5, 2014 on their website. A database of Oregon residents before it became a state has been picked up by Ancestry.com, the primary genealogy website in the country, giving people across the country searchable access to […]

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Researchers From Ancestry.com Help Explore the Oregon Trail, Klondike Gold Rush, & More on New Season of TLC Series “Who Do You Think You Are?”

The following is from globenewswire: PROVO, Utah, July 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – In the new season of TLC’s Emmy-nominated series “Who Do You Think You Are?” Ancestry.com researchers mined thousands of historical documents to help producers make new family history discoveries for an all-star line up of celebrities. The new season premieres tonight and […]

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Ancestry.com LLC Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

The following is from globenewswire.com: Q2 Non-GAAP Revenues $156.1 Million, Up 13% Year-Over-Year July 23, 2014 16:05 ET | Source: Ancestry.com, Inc. PROVO, Utah, July 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry.com LLC, the world’s largest online family history resource, reported financial results today for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. “Despite softer performance in […]

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Ancestry.com Focuses on Core Offerings

I was not at all surprised when Ancestry.com made their announcement last week that they were “retiring” a number of their services, specifically MyFamily, MyCanvas, Genealogy.com, Mundia and the Y-DNA and mtDNA tests. Honestly, I’m surprised that it took them this long on a number of them. The announcement was made over a week ago, […]

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Ancestry.com Offering Its Military Records FREE Thru Memorial Day

Ancestry.com is offering its Military Records free thru memorial day. Featured Collection Include: NEW – U.S., Alien Draft Registrations, Selected States, 1940–1946 NEW – New York, National Guard Enlistment Cards, 1923–1947 NEW – New York, Military Service Cards, 1816–1979 NEW – New York, State Veterans Questionnaires, 1861–1991 U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918 […]

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New Quaker Records on Ancestry.com Tell the Stories of Our Nation’s “Friends” – The Unsung Leaders of Equality and Peace

The following is from Ancestry.com: Documents Spanning Over 300 Years Give Insight to the Presence and Influence of Quakers in American History PROVO, UT–(Marketwired – Apr 28, 2014) – Ancestry.com today released 11.5 million new records documenting one of the most prominent groups in American history, the “Religious Society of Friends,” more commonly known as […]

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Ancestry.com First Quarter 2014 Financials Reported

PROVO, Utah, April 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry.com LLC, the world’s largest online family history resource, reported financial results today for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. “We had a solid first quarter financially, highlighted by the momentum from our AncestryDNA product, which is starting to have a positive impact on our revenue,” […]

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Ancestry.com to Announce First Quarter Financials

The following news release is from Globe Newswire: PROVO, Utah, April 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry.com LLC, the world’s largest online family history resource, will release financial results for its first quarter 2014 on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, after the market closes. Following the release, the Company will host a conference call at 3:00 […]

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Family Tree University is Offering “48 Ancestry.Com Search Tips” as a FREE Download

I downloaded a copy of the new 48 Ancestry.Com Search Tips eBook from Family Tree University this morning. It’s written by Nancy Hendrickson, author of the upcoming new book, Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com – a book many of us are looking forward to. The Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com is planned to ship in mid-November 2014. […]

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Mormons Getting Free Access to Ancestry.com, MyHeritage.com & FindMyPast.com Ahead of Schedule

The following excerpt is from the April 2 edition of the Deseret News. SALT LAKE CITY — Free access to three prominent genealogy websites may be coming sooner than expected for LDS Church members. In February, FamilySearch.org, a nonprofit family history organization owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced that LDS […]

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Genealogist John Grenham Comments on Ancestry.com’s Posting of Irish Data

The following teaser is from an article published in the March 24, 2014 edition of IrishCentral.com: The world’s leading genealogy website is threatening to dominate the Irish heritage industry, according to new claims. The Irish Times consultant genealogist John Grenham writes that Ancestry.com has changed the face of Irish heritage forever. The website has added […]

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Ancestry.com Adds Danish Vital Records From FamilySearch

A few days ago, Ancestry.com posted more Danish data that they received from FamilySearch.com. This data is for burials in Denmark between the years of 1640 and 1970. They had earlier posted databases for Denmark, Select Baptisms, 1618-1923, and Denmark, Select Marriages, 1635-1916. I did a search for Kirsten Nielsen, and got back 69,346 hits! […]

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Ancestry.com Adds 3 Million Irish Records

The following news release is from Marketwired: PROVO, UT–(Marketwired – Mar 13, 2014) – Ancestry.com announced today the addition of over three million historical records that will help people of Irish descent explore their connections to the Emerald Isle. These include more than 25,000 birth, marriage and death records as well as 2.7 million new […]

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Ancestry.com Kills “Old Search”

For a number of years we’ve been able to search Ancestry.com with “Old Search,” as well as the default search known as “Primary Search.” Most of us haven’t used “Old Search” for years, so we won’t miss it, but there are those who, being comfortable with it, still used the “Old Search” right up until […]

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