Category: Miscellaneous

Posted by Ancestry Team in Miscellaneous

Does your family have British roots?

12 Apr 2011


Guess The RelativeDo you think your family tree might have British roots? Would you like to travel to Great Britain to discover your living relatives?

Dragonfly Film and TV in the UK is making an exciting new game show featuring families and long-lost relatives. And they’re searching for people from all over the world, who think they might have British ancestry who they’ve never made contact with.

Whether your Great Great Grandfather was born in England or your Great Aunt lived in Scotland… If you think you, or anyone you know, may have British relatives you’ve never yet met, they want to hear about it!

Click HERE to apply!

Posted by Ancestry Team in Miscellaneous

Announcing: A Fun New Feature to Help Build Your Family Tree

20 Dec 2010


We’re excited to let you in on a new Mundia feature that makes building your family tree faster, easier and more fun! Now you can collect points, earn badges and unlock features as you build your family tree.

When you log into Mundia for the first time, you’ll see a welcome message guiding you through suggested family tree tasks. Below your tree you’ll find a “scoreboard” showing your tree building progress, the number of family members in your tree, and a link to your task list.

Tree Building Progress Bar

The tree building progress bar

How Many Family Tree Points do you Have?

Log in to Mundia now and click the “View tasks” button to see an overview of tasks you’ve completed, points you’ve earned and tasks awaiting completion.

Tree Building Task List

Login to Mundia to see your tree building Task List

Click the “Add now” Button to Complete Tasks

To complete a task simply click on the “Add now” button in your task list and you’ll see useful tips to help you complete the task. With each completed task you will earn points and we’ll guide you step-by-step from one task to the next.

Once you’ve worked your way through most of the task list, you would have made a great start to your family tree. In recognition of your tree building accomplishments, when you get 32 points you will get a Mundia Seedling badge that you can post to Facebook if you like.

In the future we’ll be adding more tasks to guide you through the tree building process and more rewards to recognize the work you do on your tree. Not only will you be able to earn more badges, you can expect to unlock new features and make interesting discoveries as you progress with your tree.

We hope you find this new feature helpful in growing your family tree and connecting with your relatives. Don’t forget to check it out now and let us know what you think.

Have fun!

Posted by Ancestry Team in Miscellaneous

Apology for Mundia Blog Downtime

21 Nov 2010


Last week the Mundia blog was temporarily unavailable for server maintenance. While we expected the blog to be down for a few hours, unfortunately, due to a human error during maintenance, the blog became unavailable for a number of days.

If you tried to access the Mundia blog during this time you would have received an error message. As you know, our goal is to provide a useful resource of tips and ideas to help you build and grow your family tree. I am very sorry that we were unable to fulfill our commitment to you during the time that the blog was down. I know how confusing and frustrating it can be, not being able to access the content you want so I hope you will accept my sincere apology.

The good news is that as you can see, the problem has been resolved so thanks once again for your patience!

Posted by Ancestry Team in Miscellaneous

How do you feel about friending family on Facebook?

29 Oct 2010


Like most people, I joined Facebook to keep in touch with friends and reconnect with people I’d lost touch with. Since then more and more of my family have connected with me on Facebook and I am now Facebook friends with siblings, cousins, uncles, aunts and even my father!

I reckon about 60% of my family is on Facebook now. At first I was hesitant about allowing my family access to my Facebook profile, but it has not turned out to be a problem. In fact it’s been kind of fun catching up with family in The States who I’d lost touch with.

I’d love to hear about your experience. How much of your family is on Facebook (take the poll below) and what do you feel about friending family on Facebook?

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!

Posted by Ancestry Team in Miscellaneous

Introducing Mundia’s New Photo Features

27 Aug 2010

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Great news! It’s easier than ever to upload and share your favorite family photos on Mundia. Now it’s possible to:

• Upload multiple photos from your computer at once
• Import photos to Mundia from your Facebook photo albums
• Import photos from Fotolog, the popular photo sharing site

We’ve also launched photo tagging so you can:
• Identify the people in your photos to share your photos with them
• Discover photos of yourself that your relatives have uploaded
• Have relatives help you identify people in photos

Pretty cool, huh? But there’s even more good news…

Upload and tag 5 photos on Mundia by 15 September 2010 and qualify to enter our prize draw with a chance to win an iPod nano 8GB or Kodak Zi8 video camera


That’s right! To celebrate the launch of our new photo upload and tagging features we’re giving away cool prizes to 3 lucky winners. All you have to do to enter is upload and tag a minimum of 5 photos by 15 September 2010 and you’ll be automatically entered into the prize draw.

The randomly selected winners will be announced on the Mundia blog and notified via email by 17 September 2010. Winners can choose between an iPod nano 8GB or Kodak Zi8 pocket video camera.

Sound good?
Then login to Mundia and upload your 5 photos right now to qualify for our very first Mundia prize draw. Entry into the Photo Uploading and Tagging Prize Draw is subject to the following Terms and Conditions.

• To tag your photos click on “Gallery” and click on a photo you want to tag
• On the photo page, click on the “Tag Photo” button on the right and follow the instructions
Happy photo sharing!
Your Mundia Team

P.S. – Upload and tag 5 family photos to Mundia and qualify for our prize draw with a chance to win an iPod nano 8GB or Kodak Zi8 video camera. Login to Mundia and upload your photos now!

Posted by Ancestry Team in Miscellaneous

Family Tree Maintenance on Wednesday the 25th August at 07:01 GMT.

24 Aug 2010


The Mundia Family Tree Service will undergo scheduled maintenance Wednesday (8/25/10) for about 3 hours beginning at 07:01 AM GMT.

During this time Mundia Member Trees, will be unavailable.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.