Beta Image Viewer now available

Posted by Web Operations on November 18, 2011 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY JIM MOSHER (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Several years ago, we launched the Advanced Image Viewer. This viewer provided some much-needed capabilities and was welcomed by our members who could take advantage of it. Our other members – almost 50% of our total base – continued to use a basic image viewer which provided somewhat limited capabilities. Over time, as browsers Read More

Announcing – New Web Search

Posted by Web Operations on May 19, 2011 in Content, Search, Site Features, Uncategorized

Authored by Brian Edwards, Last October we launched Ancestry Labs to test a few new ideas, and we’d like to thank all those members who contributed a lot of great feedback and discussion around these.  Today we’re excited to announce the introduction of one of the ideas, Web Search, into the main search. Read More

Ancestry Search: Improvements to Basic Search

Posted by Web Operations on January 17, 2011 in Search, Site Features

Why have we changed the search form? Over the past year, we have been working with a wide range of Ancestry members, from some of our most experienced members to relative newcomers. We’ve had a lot of help (including over 10,000 responses to the preview we published in April). Based on this feedback, we’ve been Read More