Ancestry Labs


The Family History Wiki is a new section on available to subscribers and non-subscribers alike. It offers detailed and useful information about family history records, research, and places pulled from The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy and Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.
These two well-known books have been guiding genealogists for more than twenty years, but by making this content available in wiki format, we’re inviting our vibrant community of passionate genealogists to update, expand on, and even add to it, making it a go-to resource for guidance and information.
You can find the new Wiki in the Learning Center drop-down tab on the, or visit

About Ancestry Labs

Ancestry Labs is a place where we post experimental projects to gather user input. This is a part of the site that will allow us to test new ideas and concepts, give you a preview of what we’re thinking for the future, and allow us to hear feedback directly from you.
The projects we place in this area are likely to be early prototypes, and although some of them may make their way into the main Ancestry site, some may not. Please explore our current projects and share your feedback.
We’d love to hear from you.
The Ancestry Labs team