Friday, November 18, 2011

Follow Friday–Ancestry.com Blog

It seems that if you do genealogical research today, you have to use the computer for that end. And why not, you can do it at home, you could do it when you have some time, day or night, you don't have to dress up, and you don't have to get in the car and go someplace. If you fall into that category, then you know about ancestry.com. Apparently millions of us subscribe to their services and many more use their website through libraries and family history centers. So to stay abreast of what happens on Ancestry, you should follow the ancestry.com blog.
For example, the latest blog detailed the beta version of the image viewer. some of the features they detailed  are:
Summary of key features

  • Faster image loading. We’ve invested in the backend services that power the image viewing experience. We’ll continue to optimize and improve performance, but this experience should be faster for most of our users.
  • Works on more platforms and with more browsers. Windows and Macintosh. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.
  • New and improved features. Rotate, mirror, and better zoom controls are new for all users. Magnify, thumbnail view, and enhanced images are new for anyone who couldn’t use the previous Advanced Image Viewer.
  • Familiar interface. The basic user interface around the viewer is relatively unchanged. Some of the interactions have changed (such as zoom and pan controls).
  • Simplified installation experience. For most of you, the viewer will just work. Some of you will first need to install a more recent version of Adobe Flash.
  • BETA. We’re still working on this. There are some known issues. We’re also taking feedback for further improvements. Let us know what you think at feedback-imageviewer@ancestry.com.

With the blog you will be kept up-to-date with your service at Ancestry.com. All from the convenience of your mail program. Go to: http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/.


Submitted by Ron Setzer

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