Showing posts with label Ancestry.com. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ancestry.com. Show all posts

Friday, January 23, 2015

21 Things You Need To Know About Ancestry.com


21 Things You Need To Know About Ancestry.com:


  1. Ancestry.com is the world's largest online family history resource home to billions of historical records, millions of family trees and much more. It's also the world's leading network of businesses dedicated to helping everyone discover, preserve and share their family history.

  2. You are offered a 14 day FREE trial before signing up. You get to "try it" before you "buy it".

  3. Once you have a membership, Ancestry helps you to grow your family tree by showing little green leaves (hints) on your family tree when there's a match for one of your ancestors. I just recently found out that my great great grandfather served in the Civil War because of one of these green leaves. I clicked on it and it brought me to his original military record. I love this feature!! Read the story here.

  4. You can export your family tree as a gedcom file, so you can load it to any software of your choice. A free tutorial about how to do this is here.

  5. You can connect with living relatives and become acquainted with each other and share your family history.

  6. You can easily find and share photos of your ancestors.

  7. You can compare family trees and work with others to prove and or fix errors.

  8. You can share your family tree with family members. This allows them to see your family tree and the changes you make.

  9. You can easily "gift" a subscription to anyone you choose.

  10. Ancestry.com has created their own Family Tree Maker software that allows you to easily sync your family tree and records from ancestry.com. Family Tree Maker ranges in price from $29 - $69.

  11. You can choose to have your family tree "public" or "private".

  12. Ancestry.com helps you to remember what you've searched for by keeping a log of your "recent activity". This comes in handy when you're researching many different names and families.

  13. You can create a Bio and link all your websites into your profile for others to see.

  14. You can easily print free pedigree charts and custom charts for a reasonable price.

  15. You can publish family history books through Ancestry.com.

  16. Ancestry.com has DNA tests for Ethnicity & Genealogical DNA. The cost is $99.

  17. Ancestry.com has teamed up with many other genealogical websites to give you more records all in one place.

  18. If you stop paying for your membership, you will still have access to your family tree, pictures and documents that you uploaded; just not the historical records offered by Ancestry.com. However, if you own Family Tree Maker Software, you can sync your records from Ancestry.com which gives you a copy of all the historical documents owned by Ancestry.com

  19. Many believe that if you stop paying or cancel your membership, ancestry.com "owns" your genealogy and your family tree. Ancestry.com does not claim ownership of any family tree or genealogy posted from anyone. They only claim ownership of the historical records that have been preserved by their company.

  20. The Cost of an Ancestry membership:
    • 1 Month Membership 
      • $19.99 (US Discovery membership) 
      • $34.99 (World Explorer membership)
      • $44.99 (World Explorer Plus membership)
    • 6 Month Membership:
      • $99 (US Discovery membership)
      • $149 (World Explorer membership)
      • $199 (World Explorer Plus membership)


  21. Ancestry.com is FREE to use at any LDS Family History Library. You will be assisted by family history volunteers that will help you navigate through Ancestry.com and give you advice on your genealogy. Click here to see a listing of Family History Libraries near you. 

The knowledge that we gain through our research turns into our family history which turns into a great treasure for many generations.

Check out www.ancestry.com or call to speak to a customer service representative:
United States 
1-800-ANCESTRY (262-3787) (toll free)
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm ET
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm ET

United Kingdom
0800-404-9723 (toll free)
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm GMT
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm GMT

Ireland
1800-303-664 (toll free)
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm GMT
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm GMT

Australia
1-800-251-838 (toll free)
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm AEST
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST

New Zealand
0-800-442-100 (toll free)
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm NZST
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm NZST

Canada
1-800-958-9073 (toll free)
*We do not offer French support on weekends.
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm ET
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm ET

Sweden
020-091 0203 (toll free)
Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 17:00 CET
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Other Locations
Country code for the United States +
Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm ET
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Keep connecting the dots! -Sarah

Monday, March 10, 2014

Ancestry.com Contact Information

U.S. Offices:

Ancestry.com Inc. Corporate Headquarters
360 West 4800 North
Provo, UT 84604
Ph 801-705-7000
Fx 801-705-7001

San Francisco Office
153 Townsend St., Ste. 800
San Francisco, CA 94107
Ph 415-795-6000

Silver Spring Office
8484 Georgia Ave., Ste. 510
Silver Spring, MD 20910



Contact by Phone:

United States 
1-800-ANCESTRY (262-3787) (toll free)
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm ET
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm ET

United Kingdom
0800-404-9723 (toll free)
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm GMT
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm GMT

Ireland
1800-303-664 (toll free)
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm GMT
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm GMT

Australia
1-800-251-838 (toll free)
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm AEST
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST

New Zealand
0-800-442-100 (toll free)
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm NZST
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm NZST

Canada
1-800-958-9073 (toll free)
*We do not offer French support on weekends.
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm ET
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm ET

Sweden
020-091 0203 (toll free)
Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 17:00 CET
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Other Locations
Country code for the United States +
801-494-8595
Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm ET
Saturday - Sunday: Closed



Contact by Email:


Affiliate Program
affiliate@ancestry.com

Advertising on our Properties
ads@ancestry.com

Marketing
marketingteam@ancestry.com

Business Development
businessdevelopment@ancestry.com

Investor Relations
investorrelations@ancestry.com

Content Acquisition
content@ancestry.com 



Click here to view more Ancestry.com contact information.

Keep connecting the dots!! -Sarah :)

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Free Tutorial: How To "Share Your Tree With Family" For Ancestry.com Users

Teach Me Genealogy is here to teach you how "share your tree" on Ancestry.com.

Why do Ancestry users share their family tree?

It's most commonly used for living relatives sharing information between each other.  It allows you to share your family tree instead of spending hours adding the same information to your own tree. They share and you share; everyone is happy. I personally have one family tree, but 10 total because cousins have shared their trees with me and I have shared mine with them. Once they have shared their tree with you, it does not merge with yours, it has it's own family tree name and is listed with your other trees. (See image 2 below).

Here's how...

Step 1: Sign in to Ancestry.com with your username and password.



Step 2:
 place your cursor over the "Family Trees" tab at the top.


Step 3: Click on "More...

Step 4: Click on "Manage tree"



Step 5: Click on the "Sharing" tab.



Step 6: Click on "Invite people".


Step 7: Click on either "Email" or "Username".


Step 8: Type in the email of the person you want to send your family tree to.

Step 9: Choose their role. I usually choose "Guest or Contributor" (you can always change these options later.)


Step 10: Include a personal message. (If you choose).

Step 11: Click on "Send Invites"



YOU'RE DONE! EASY RIGHT?

Let me know if you have any questions. I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial. Many more freebies are coming your way.


Keep connecting the dots. -Sarah :)

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Family Tree Maker 2014: 30% off Pre-sale Promotion $27.99


The following announcement was written by Ancestry.com:

It’s that time again to announce all the greatest new features of Family Tree Maker. We listened to a large range of Family Tree Maker users to improve our features for 2014 including the roll out of the new Family View display, improved TreeSync, more extensive charts and reports, new organizational tools and more. Below is a list of the newly improved features.


What’s new in Family Tree Maker?

  • New Family View — see your family tree in a new way. This additional view makes navigating easier, especially when you want to see extended family members.
  • Improved TreeSync — lets you easily synchronize your tree in Family Tree Maker with an online Ancestry.com tree. 
    • A more robust TreeSync™ lets you sync even more of your family tree info.
    • Easily share your tree with your family and work on it together. Family and friends can view the online version of your tree without software or a subscription.
    • Collaborate with the largest, most active family history community in the world. Keep your online tree private or make it public so that others researching your family can find you. You may connect with others who have insight on your ancestors, discover rare family photos, or even find relatives you didn’t know you had.
  • More organizational tools — stay organized with new tools that let you sort children automatically by birth order and view people by location, grouping them by country, state, county, and city.
  • New and improved charts and reports — more options and views let you display an individual’s ancestors, spouses, and children together. Also, the Index of Individuals Report has been expanded with options for anniversary, birthday, and contact lists, and more.
  • New tree branch export — a new export option makes it much simpler to export a single branch of your tree.
  • More editing options — save time with the ability to copy and paste facts including related source citations, media items, and notes.
10 reasons to get the new Family Tree Maker:
  1. Access interactive street and satellite mapsView important locations in your ancestors’ lives. Or create a migration map showing where events in their lives took place.
  2. Easily organize media: Add photos, documents, audio and video in one, easy-to-access location. Link media to multiple people in your tree and incorporate them into charts and reports.
  3. Share your work with others: Use templates to create beautiful family trees or design your own with powerful charting tools. Enhance charts with backgrounds, embellishments and family photos.
  4. Discover new family members: Follow hints from Ancestry.com, the world's largest family history resource.
  5. Create Smart Stories: Transform facts from your tree into stories that update automatically as you update your tree.
  6. Simplify source creation: Use templates to source everything from online databases to vital records.
  7. Use standard location names: Use the locations database to enter place names consistently and in a standard format.
  8. Explore data like never before: Use new and improved reports to gather information and export it in a variety of formats. Save settings in one report and apply them to others.
  9. Navigate your tree with ease: View multiple generations, navigate to any individual in your tree with a click of the mouse and add or edit life events.
  10. Import data from other genealogy programs: Open files created in Legacy™ Family Tree, The Master Genealogist™ and FamilySearch™ Personal Ancestral Files.
  • Purchases made by September 9, 2013 will be ready to download on September 12, 2013. And shipped the week of September 12, 2013 if you ordered the software on DVD.
  • Available for Windows only. Mac version coming soon.
  • This offer is available to the US only.
  • Order today for September delivery. 
  • You will be notified by email on or around September 12, 2013, when the new Family Tree Maker is available to download.

Friday, June 07, 2013

How To Export Your Family Tree From Ancestry.com

Many people have asked me "how do I export my  family tree from Ancestry.com so I can import it to my genealogy software?" Well, this is surprisingly easy to do with these six steps of instructions and images to follow. Here's how...

Step 1:  Sign in to your ancestry.com account:




Step 2: Click on "Family Trees"




Step 3: Click on the family tree you want to export:





Step 4:
Click on "Tree pages"





Step 5:
Click on "Tree Settings"






Step 6: Click on "Export tree". Save your family tree file to your computer. Don't worry, your family tree will still be in ancestry.com, this will only make a COPY of your family tree when it's exported.



That's it!! Once your family tree has exported, it will be a GEDCOM file, which means you can import it to any genealogy software of your choice. Have fun!!

GEDCOM stands for GEnealogical Data COMmunication.