Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ancestry Toolbar - New, Released Today

Ancestry.com released a new tool today...the Ancestry Toolbar. It can be used with Internet Explore, Firefox, etc. and shows up under the box where you enter in a web address. The toolbar allows you to copy photos or text into your online tree at Ancestry.com. It also saves a link to the source as a sort of citation. You can also choose to just save the link and associate it with anyone in your file.

I do not know if there are any limits to what or how much you can copy. I am going to download the toolbar today and play with it a little. I will pass along what I find through my fiddling around. I gather that it only adds data to a family tree that you host on Ancestry.com. I do not think it will import the data to your Family Tree Maker software.

If anyone out there gives the toolbar a try, let me know what you think. If you do not have it yet, you can click any of the highlighted links in the posting to download it now.

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