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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

ANCESTRY.COM CONTENT AND FEATURES UPDATE - JULY 17, 2008

Just received from Anastasia Tyler at Ancestry.com:

Content Updates

We’ve added and / or updated the following Ancestry.com databases between July 6 and July 11:

United States
Michigan Passenger and Crew Lists, 1903-1965
Alabama Census Returns, 1820
Pioneers and Their Homes on Upper Kanawha [West Virginia]
Roane County, West Virginia Families
The Soldiery of West Virginia
West Virginia Estate Settlements
American Wills and Administrations
West Virginia Revolutionary Ancestors

Great Britain
The Book of Household Management - Isabella Beeton 1869

You can view the full list of recently added databases, extending back a couple of months, here: http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/recent.aspx

Coming Soon
The following records will soon be added on Ancestry.com:
North Dakota State Census, 1915 and 1925
Illinois State Census, 1825, 1835, 1840, 1845, 1855, 1865

Other Site Updates

Household Census Merge
We recently released the new Household Census Merge that allows users to add census information about multiple members of a household into a Member Tree on Ancestry.com. Only immediate family members of the person initially searched on can be merged into the tree, and users can select whether to merge in all immediate family members or pick only those they want added to their family tree. If a family member is not already in the tree, the merge can automatically add that person to the tree. Learn more at: http://learn.ancestry.com/LearnMore/Article.aspx?id=13110

Norton Tools Problem with Enhanced Image Viewer Resolved
We have recently been working with Symantec, the makers of Norton Internet security products, on an issue one of their programs causes with our Enhanced Image Viewer. If you are able to load an original image, but then your browser freezes or locks up and you have Norton Internet security products installed, Norton assures us that their latest update will resolve this issue; please run LiveUpdate to receive this fix. For instructions on how to run LiveUpdate, please see this article from Symantec’s Knowledge Base:

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