23andMe Files Lawsuit Against Ancestry.com

23andMe Files Lawsuit Against Ancestry.com

On Friday, May 11, 2018, 23andMe hit genealogy rival Ancestry.com with a false advertising and patent infringement lawsuit in California federal court. 23andMe is seeking to to invalidate Ancestry’s “Ancestry” trademark , claiming that the latter company sells a DNA-based ancestry test that infringes on 23andMe’s patent. Here’s what you...Read more
MyHeritage Announces New Pedigree View for Family Trees

MyHeritage Announces New Pedigree View for Family Trees

One of the most requested upgrades to MyHeritage is now a reality, as the company has announced the release of a Pedigree View mode for family trees. Here’s what that means for users: What you’ll see in Pedigree View A Pedigree View includes a root person along with their ancestors....Read more
All About Ancestry.com: Podcast Episode 119

All About Ancestry.com: Podcast Episode 119

Listen to this Family Tree Magazine Podcast episode here:  Back to the episode list In This Episode News from the Blogosphere: “Long Lost Family” Top Tips & 101 Best Websites – Websites for tracing family history & Ancestry.com Family Tree University Crash Course – How to Maximize Ancestry.com Publisher’s Desk: Unofficial...Read more
Win a Copy of the Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com!

Win a Copy of the Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com!

Dive into Ancestry.com with the Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com, Second Edition! This updated and expanded guide will show you how to use Ancestry.com, including AncestryDNA. Full of Ancestry.com tips and strategies, this complete guidebook to Ancestry.com will help you find your ancestors’ records and build out your family tree on...Read more
Ancestry.com Search Tricks and Strategies

Ancestry.com Search Tricks and Strategies

Are Your Searches Turning Up Effective Results? Ancestry.com has millions of records in over 37,700 record collections, so if you’re not getting the results you want when you search the site, why not try a different approach? In this week’s How to Maximize Ancestry.com workshop, we’ll be exploring the many...Read more
10 Rules for Accepting (or Rejecting) Online Family Tree Hints

10 Rules for Accepting (or Rejecting) Online Family Tree Hints

If you have an online family tree at Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast or MyHeritage, you’ve seen “hint” icons on ancestor profiles. The icon tells you the site has found a historical record in its collections or a person in someone else’s tree that it thinks is a match for your ancestor. Online...Read more
Experts Answer Your Brick Wall Genealogy Questions in Our Spring 2018 Virtual Conference

Experts Answer Your Brick Wall Genealogy Questions in Our Spring 2018 Virtual Conference

One of the best parts of a genealogy conference is bringing your family tree research questions to experts. You get a solution to a problem that’s been nagging you, and  you’re as happy as the kids in the picture. So during our Spring 2018 Virtual Genealogy Conference, happening online April...Read more