Ancestry.com has spent a year preparing a new website based on a ton of user feedback. They’re just about ready to introduce it! According to a media rep, the “new and improved Ancestry experience…makes it easier for anyone to discover and tell the rich, unique story of their family.”
According to Ancestry, features on the new site include:
- “A new LifeStory view to transform your ancestors’ facts and events into engaging, unique stories;
- A new, intuitive, modern look to streamline your work flows and make your family story the focus;
- Historical Insights to discover significant historical events that your ancestors may have experienced;
- A new Facts View to make it easier to validate facts with sources, and edit and review facts contextually;
- A new Media Gallery where you can consolidate all your media in one place.”
“Ancestry beta” (a test version of the new site) will be showcased at RootsTech next weekend, Feb. 12-14. If you visit the Ancestry booth, you will be able to opt in to participate in the site. Not going to RootsTech? Click here to added to a waiting list (they will add people over the next few months). You can use Ancestry beta in the latest version of Chrome, Firefox and IE11.
Here’s what the new LifeStory view looks like for my husband’s ancestor, Harry R. Cooke. What do you think? Tell us on Facebook!