What Would You Ask ancestry.com?


For those of you who don’t read my personal genealogy blog – Destination: Austin Family – you may not have heard that I will be visiting Ancestry’s headquarters in Provo, Utah later this week for Blogger’s Day.

Not only will I be given a “behind-the-scenes” tour of the Ancestry data center (which as a techie I am super-psyched about!), but I’ll be in dialog with several people from Ancestry during my visit.

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I’d like to propose a neat exercise similar to one I used when I worked in the corporate world.  It is called “If I Were King Of ________,” where ________ is the name of the company we all worked for.  It was an interesting way to give a voice to staff and many times upper management was surprised: their perceptions of what staff thought was important was not in-line with the actuality of what was important to staff.

Using the same concept, let me ask you, the readers of GeneaBloggers, this question: if you could ask Ancestry.com just one question, what would it be?

Don’t be shy and leave your one question – no more than one, no explanatory comments, just a question – in the comments below.

I can’t guarantee that I’ll even have the chance to discuss your question during my visit, but this is a way to gauge what matters to genealogists, especially those who work with blogs and social media.

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