Archive: September 2010

Posted by Ancestry Team in Miscellaneous

We all make mistakes

23 Sep 2010


The single most common question we receive from members is, “How do I correct errors I make in building my tree?”  Don’t worry!  We realize that sometimes your research can lead you astray, or you can simply make a typo, or another common error and we make it easy to correct your mistakes.

When you hover your cursor over a family member’s name on your family tree you will see a popup that contains links to edit or delete an individual from your tree.  (Along with links to simply view their profile, pedigree, and family tree). 

 edit delete profile pop up


If you have made several errors to your tree, or simply placed someone in the incorrect location on you tree. (i.e. your mother is listed as your grandmother, etc.) it might be simplest to delete the person from the tree and start again.  To do that click on the edit/delete person link and then the ‘delete person’ link in the new window that appears.

 delete node pop up

If you simply need to edit information such as the birth date, death date, etc you can fill in the correct information and then click ‘save’. 

You can repeat these steps for each change you need to make to correct errors in your tree as many times as necessary.  So, don’t worry about mistakes, get started building your family tree today.

Posted by Ancestry Team in Miscellaneous

Announcing the Winners of the Mundia Photo Upload and Tagging Lucky Draw

17 Sep 2010


ipod_nanoThanks to everyone who entered the Mundia photo upload and tagging lucky draw by uploading and tagging 5 photos to Mundia. We’ve randomly selected three lucky winners of an iPod Nano or a Kodak Zi8 pocket video camera from everyone who qualified to enter.

The winners are:

  • Diana Sanchez Wittke from Argentina
  • Lyudmila Koshetar from Russia
  • Carlos Napoli from Argentina

The 3 winners have been notified by email and their preferred prize will be sent out to them next week.

Thanks again to everyone who participated by sharing their family photos on Mundia. If you weren’t lucky enough to win a prize this time around, then keep your eyes peeled for upcoming Mundia promotions.

Have a great weekend with friends and family!

Posted by Ancestry Team in Miscellaneous

Project Idea: Family Heirlooms

9 Sep 2010


Recently my husband’s grandmother moved into an assisted living facility, so we were all gathered together helping to clear out her home of the sixty some odd years of collectables, knick-knacks and family heirlooms she had gathered during her life.  My husband’s grandfather passed away when my husband was in high school, and was a major influence on his life.  It’s because of his grandfather that my husband enjoys gardening and woodworking.   When everyone in the family was encouraged to choose items to keep from the home, my husband made a straight line to the woodshop to gather up some of his grandfather’s tools.  Using the tools that his grandfather had used is an emotional connection for my husband. 

This got me thinking about the family keepsakes that I have from my own family.  I have a crystal ring box that was my great-grandmothers; I have antique plates decorating my kitchen that were my grandmother’s.  But the real treasures, those are still held by my own mother.  She has quilts that my great-grandmother loomed the fabric, and pieced together to form a pattern.  They are beautiful, and in an era where things are mass-produced and copied they are a little awe inspiring for me.  They are an inspiration for my own mother, who is passionate about quilting and sewing.

While you’re building your own family tree and sharing family stories why not take photographs of some of your family heirloom pieces, and then write a little about them and their history and share them on your page?  Invite and encourage your other family members to join you and share their own photographs and stories as well!  Perhaps you can even find an old photo of someone in your family using, or holding, the treasured item!

Posted by Ancestry Team in Miscellaneous

Take Advantage of All Of Mundia’s Great Features

1 Sep 2010


My husband’s sister is one of those people who never misses a birthday, never forgets our anniversary, even remembers to send my husband a card for father’s day!  Now, I admit that I aspire to this level of thoughtfulness and organization, but I fall miserably short.  But, by using the Mundia family calendar I can easily remember birthdays, anniversaries, everything in one convenient list!

family tree snapshot 

By clicking the easy “view all” link at the bottom of the short list of upcoming events on your home page, you can view all the family events on your calendar, and even choose to include, or not include, events from deceased members of your tree.

 family calendar list

Now you can become that family member who remembers every family event, and it’s all at your fingertips on Mundia.  Add your family events now!