Category Archives: Ancestry.com

Fold3 Free Access Through May 26 2018

According to Fold3 on Twitter, it is offering free access through May 26, 2018. If it allows you to save records, you may want to save copies to your computer as those records probably won’t be accessible after the free … Continue reading

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23andMe Suing Ancestry

Updated with note about one way that may get you around having to sign up with a professional e-mail address. In an interesting lawsuit, 23andMe is suing Ancestry. You can see the specifics at https://www.law360.com/lifesciences/articles/1043063/23andme-hits-ancestry-com-with-patent-suit-over-dna-kit. (NOTE: You may have to … Continue reading

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RootsWeb Progress Update

I am not seeing any new update on Ancestry or RootsWeb (last one was late March 2018), but I did see an e-mail from one of the RootsWeb lists I subscribe that indicated I needed to sign up with RootsWeb … Continue reading

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Additional Changes to Find-A-Grave

Noticed a few new things on Find-A-Grave recently. When I went to the site a few days,  I had to change my password as it didn’t meet the 8 character minimum. In the past, they allowed you to have a … Continue reading

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What Prevents DNA Circles Formation on Ancestry

Here’s a good basic primer on how to improve your odds of a DNA Circle forming on Ancestry – https://support.ancestry.com/s/article/How-DNA-Circles-are-created-1460089695851. However, I didn’t see clear-cut limitations on some things that have been reported as preventing formation of a DNA Circle. … Continue reading

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RootsWeb Slowly Coming Back Online

As mentioned on RootsWeb yesterday, http://home.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ Update: January 23, 2018 Great news on the progress of getting RootsWeb back online. Today, we are bringing WorldConnect, one of our most valued features, back online. As we make WorldConnect available, it will … Continue reading

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Ancestry.com and Last Logged In Date And Messaging Problems

For those who depend on Ancestry.com’s last logged in date to figure out if a member has been on recently, stop relying on it. It’s based on the last time somebody logged in after logging out. Many people never or … Continue reading

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