Category: Website

Posted by Web Operations in Website

Temporary Site Problems with Member Trees

13 Jan 2011


We are experiencing some temporary site problems. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. Our development and web operations teams are working on the problem and we will have it resolved as quickly as possible.  Thank you for your patience.

UPDATE AS OF JANUARY 13, 2011 AT 5:15 PM MT/7:15 PM ET/12:15 AM GMT

We are pleased to inform everyone that the temporary site problem we experienced earlier has now been resolved.  Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused and truly appreciate your patience through this situation.

Posted by Ancestry Team in Feedback, Surveys, Website

What is “beta” and how much does Mundia cost?

30 Jun 2010


Beta is a term used to refer to a website that is still in the development stage.  It means that we are still working to add features to Mundia, and to improve the way the site works.  It also means we appreciate your feedback, so please take a moment to take our survey, and submit the beta feedback form so we can learn how to make Mundia work best for you.

“How much does Mundia cost?”,  is probably the most common question we receive, and we’re delighted to tell you that during beta Mundia is completely free!  After the beta stage we may charge a small fee for premium features but basic features will remain free.  You can see a detailed list of what features will be available under the free membership in this graph:

Mundia Membership Overview

Mundia Membership Overview

We hope you’ll give Mundia a try during our free beta stage, and let us know what you think of the site.

Posted by Ancestry Team in New features, Website

Improved Family Tree Viewer Interface

9 Apr 2010


We’re excited to announce the recent roll-out of an improved interface in the Mundia family tree viewer that makes it easier to add/edit profiles and invite others to the tree. When you move your cursor over a profile card in the tree, a new, easier-to-understand menu will pop up next to the profile card with options to view the profile in greater detail, edit or delete that person in the tree, add family members that are connected to that person in the tree, switch views between the family view and the pedigree view of the tree, and invite the person to the tree.

Improved Mundia Family Tree Viewer Interface

Improved Mundia Family Tree Viewer Interface

We hope that these changes will make Mundia easier to use and help you create even larger family trees!

Posted by Ancestry Team in Website

Mundia Spreading Across the World!

15 Mar 2010


We are happy to announce that Mundia is already used by visitors from more than 150 countries. We even have visitors from the Bahamas, Saint Lucia and Nepal. This just shows how popular family tree building and family history is across the globe. I personally am very curious to get in touch with more of my relatives from around the world through the Mundia family tree network. I still haven’t booked my summer vacation yet 😉

Posted by Ancestry Team in Website

Help Wanted!

10 Mar 2010


Part of my job is recruiting a team of SuperUsers who are volunteers to work with me in the growing community.  The good news is, if you’re reading this blog and enjoy using then you are just the person I’m looking for!

If you’re interested in volunteering  a few hours a week and speak English fluently then I hope you’ll consider volunteering to help make Mundia an even better site and help us grow.

Please email me at for more details and to get the process started. I look forward to hearing from you.


Posted by Ancestry Team in Privacy, Tips, Website

Mundia and Your Privacy

5 Mar 2010


Recently we have received several messages, both through comments made here to the blog, and through messages sent through the Contact Us link regarding privacy concerns.  We realize that privacy and protecting your privacy are concerns that go hand in hand with family history research, and your privacy is very important to us.

The Mundia Privacy Policy outlines things pretty clearly but I thought it was a good idea to break it down a bit here as well.

In a nutshell, information posted by Mundia members is shared with members according to the privacy rules of Mundia, and information posted by members is shared with members according to the privacy rules of For example, if you had a family tree that you posted on as a “private” family tree, Mundia would respect the privacy settings and not allow others to view your family tree without your permission. It is entirely within each member’s control how much information is shared. You can modify your Mundia profile settings any time by visiting your “My Account” page. By making your profile information “not searchable”, you reduce the number of member connections the system will be able to make for you and it means you’ll have to input more of your own information. Also, keep in mind that even if your profile is set to “not searchable”, it will still be viewable by members of your “family circle”. Lastly, information in any profile in your family tree may be publicly searchable and viewable if our algorithms categorize the individual as deceased (for example, if information in your tree indicates that the individual is older than 100, the individual may be defined as deceased).

For more information about how your information is used, and who can view your information please read the privacy policy.

Posted by Ancestry Team in Website

Bugs, Glitches and Errors… Oh My!

26 Feb 2010


While is a great site for building your family tree, we’re aware that it’s not perfect. At least not yet! We’re working on it, and we need your help. Lots of help! As you know we’re still in beta so please, anytime you run into an error, or encounter something that doesn’t work quite right, or maybe just something you think could work better or be simplified, please don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know.

Here are some tips for reporting glitches on the site that will help our technical team reproduce the error and then work on fixing it as quickly as possible.  The more details you send, the faster our tech team will be able to tackle the issue.

  • What page were you on when you received the error?
  • What were you doing when you received the error?
  • Are you getting the same error in more than one place?
  • What web browser are you using?  (some errors are browser specific)
  • Were you logged on to or using our Facebook application?

Thanks for your help and happy tree building!

Posted by Ancestry Team in Website

Welcome to

3 Dec 2009


Welcome to the thousands of people from all over the world who have tried out mundia so far in its beta release. We’ve been excited by the response so far as you create your family tree, discover relatives and ancestors and share your family history on mundia.

To our Portuguese-speakers “bem vindo”, to our Spanish-speakers “bienvenida”, for our Dutch users “welkom”, to our Polish-speakers “witaj!”, to our Turkish users “Hoş geldiniz”, to our Ukrainian registrants “Вітаємо”,  to our Russian-speakers “Добро пожаловать”, to our French-speakers “bienvenue”, to our Italian users “benvenuto/a”, to our German-speakers “willkommen”  and to our Swedish users “välkommen”.

On this blog, we’ll keep you up to date on our latest feature releases, tips for using the site, bug fixes, ‘how to’ features on family history and other topics that you want to know about.

Feel free to leave a comment here, follow us on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.

PS – The mundia blog will initially only be available in English during beta but we will roll out other language versions as soon as we can.