The New Ancestry – A Little Review
Give yourself 30 minutes to play around in it.
I hate, hate, hate to admit it.
I like it.
Let’s take a quick look at my maternal grandfather, Roy U. Wilson. This is the header on his Profile page.
I love the colors.
I know that, technically, I’m not supposed to be impressed by colors and fonts, but, well, I am.
Moving right along, here is a neat little feature: Show Family Events.
Do you remember having to enter in things like “Father Died,” “Mother Died,” etc., to get a perspective on what was going on in your ancestor’s life at the time? Well, this just cut that step right out.
The white events are specific to my maternal grandfather, Roy U. Wilson, whose record we are on. The tan events are the “Family Events.”
I love it.
Don’t tell anybody, please.
I don’t know what Ancestry calls this next feature, but you can click on either an event or a source, and you can see what is linked to it. Here, I have clicked on my grandfather’s death and have pointers to the three sources on this record that are linked to it. (Note: This is a skeleton tree for demonstration purposes only.)
But what kicked it out of the ball park for me?
What made me love it to my heart’s content, even without knowing whether all features work?
What converted me?