Ancestry Announced New Family History Tools

Ancestry announced the release of new, game-changing, family history research tools at RootsTech 2019. Those tools include: MyTreeTags, New & Improved DNA Matches, and ThruLines.

MyTreeTags is a simple new way to organize your family research. You can apply labels called MyTreeTags to people in your family tree to indicate whether your research is confirmed or unverified, or to record personal details like “never married”.

You can also create your own custom MyTreeTags. For example, you can use MyTreeTags to indicate a person’s occupation. You can also create MyTreeTags to list what country a person immigrated from before arriving in America.

ThruLines shows the common ancestors who likely connect you to your DNA Matches – and gives you a clear and simple view of how you are all related. When you link your public or private searchable family tree to your AncestryDNA results, new chapters of your family story may be revealed.

ThruLines will roll out gradually to all Ancestry customers who qualify. The roll out started on February 28, 2019. ThruLines is currently in beta.

Ancestry redesigned the DNA Matches experience to help you make more discoveries, faster. It allows you to easily sort, group, and view your DNA Matches any way you would like.

New features include color coding and custom labeling offering you more control over how you group and view the matches, quicker identification of your newest matches, and new ways to filter your matches.

This update is not yet available. You can fill out a form on the website if you would like to be informed when the New and Improved DNA Matches tool becomes available.

Ancestry currently provides access to more than 5 billion BMD and Census records. They just released over 5 million Mexico Catholic records and 1 million new France Census and Birth, Marriage, Death records and have several U.S. statewide projects underway, from New York to Hawaii.

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