“You are wasting your money,” said Anne Mitchell, if you aren’t clicking through to see images on Ancestry.com. “Always look at the image.”
Anne Mitchell (product manager) and Crista Cowan (community alliance manager) of Ancestry.com co-presented “Five New Things to Try at Ancestry.com” at RootsTech.
Unfortunately, when you follow Ancestry as closely as I do, “five new things” wasn’t five new things. However, there were a few things that I haven’t reported on before.
All Hints Page
Ancestry.com has introduced an “All Hints Page.” Click in the box “Find a Person In this Tree,” then select “List of All People.” Just above the list you can select between “List of All People” and “People with Hints.”
“Find hints that have been generated within the last 90 days, or focus on specific types of hints.” Hints can be filtered to show records, photographs, stories, or hints to other members’ trees.
Ancestry has started doing live broadcasts almost every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 11 MST (1 pm EST). Go to http://www.livestream.com/ancestry to participate. The presenter sticks around afterwards to answer questions via live chat. Recent broadcasts have been as short as six minutes and as long as 25.
Past broadcasts are archived on www.youtube.com/user/AncestryCom and are available 4 or 5 hours after the presentation.
Send suggestions for topics to email@example.com.
Ancestry has announced a new blog, Sticky Notes. The blog’s stated purpose is to share stories and ask questions.
Send your stories or contact Sticky Notes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It wasn’t five new things. But three of five isn’t too bad. I guess I wasn’t wasting time or money.