Saturday, April 12, 2008

How do I get the tree out of

Arts & Humanities • View topic - How do I get the tree out of "I have a one year trial of and have built up a huge tree with thousands of hours work and Ancestry's records. So now how do I get it out so I use it on my Family Tree Maker & P.A.F. Software? Can I export a Gedcom or is my work forever stuck in unusable? Do I have to copy and paste 20,000 names, sources, and facts?"

Best Answer

Once you are logged into Ancestry, click on My Ancestry
You should see you tree listed.
Click on Manage Tree
Beside Management Tools you will see the link for export tree.

Friday, April 06, 2007

The Ancestry Insider

The Ancestry Insider: "The unofficial, unauthorized view of the big four genealogy and family history websites:,,, and Since the parent companies of these sites rarely publicly comment on ANYTHING, there's a big need for an unofficial outlet. I'll be upfront in saying I'm sympathetic to the problems faced by these companies. If you have an inside scoop send it to Your identity will remain completely confidential."

Sunday, April 01, 2007

RootsWeb Newsroom

RootsWeb Newsroom: "“ is investigating the potential benefit to our user base if we were to add an exciting new service to help you research your family tree. We would like to ask you a series of questions to gauge your interest in a DNA testing service. This service could help you find and identify distant relatives, learn about your ancient ancestry or find common ancestors. Your responses are confidential and are only used to help guide what services we offer.”"
If you are interested in participating in this survey please visit Survey.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

at the Library with Stephen P Morse

Using Ancestry from a Library in One Step: "
When using an individual Ancestry subscription, you are logged into
When using a library's group subscription, you are logged into either or
Although they are the same company, they have different web addresses.
I need to know where you are logged in so that I can link to the correct web address."

Thursday, June 22, 2006

by google news alert

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 · Last updated 7:19 p.m. PT boosts database with census


SALT LAKE CITY -- An Internet company is adding U.S. Census records to boost its archive of searchable names to 5 billion, which it says is the most comprehensive genealogical database ever compiled. planned to announce Thursday that it has copied complete census records from 1790 to 1930, making it the only searchable, online repository of the documents.

The U.S. government waits 72 years before releasing original census documents. Copying the material took a team of experts and workers a combined 6.6 million hours of labor, said.

Workers deciphered the handwriting on millions of census forms, then indexed and cataloged every name, and scanned images of the census documents.

The material, which will be shown on the Web site starting Thursday, includes 13 million original census images scanned and transcribed from 15,000 rolls of microfilm.

The project added 540 million names, increasing the company's genealogical database to 600 terabytes of data. A terabyte equals a thousand billion bytes.

"We are just beginning to scratch the surface in terms of the amount of content we can offer and the millions of people all over the globe we can connect," chief executive Tim Sullivan said.

The information details people's moves across the country, their race, marital status, assets, residence, schooling and other personal information.

Ruth Carr, department chief of local history and genealogy at the New York Public Library, said researchers have had to work with "thousands of reels of microfilm."

"With the digitization of the census, it is now possible for someone to type a name in the search box, and within seconds view the image of the actual census page," she said.

The records revealed some quirks. For instance, Abraham Lincoln's wife, Mary, reported growing only seven years older between the 1850 and the 1860 census., which claims more than 725,000 paid subscribers, is part of a network of Web sites owned by Inc.


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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

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Thursday, February 23, 2006 - Laphams in America : thirteen thousand descendents including descendents of John from Devonshire, England, to Providence, R.I., - Laphams in America : thirteen thousand descendents including descendents of John from Devonshire, England, to Providence, R.I.,

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