Here is the information page about what is included in the Member Connect recent activity list? (from a link on my home page):
[I note that it has numbers 1, 3, 5, and 7 - what are numbers 2, 4, 6, and 8?]
It essentially says that whenever someone else saves something from my tree, or I save something from someone else's tree, or someone with whom I share a tree adds or changes something in the tree, then it will be on the Member connect activity list on my Ancestry.com home page.
I've been seeing EXACTLY the SAME Member Connect activity since 29 July on my home page. Here is a screen shot of my home page from today (about 3:15 p.m. PDT):
Now that's all very nice, although I didn't see anything that added to my own family tree. And I haven't saved anything from anyone else's tree. I don't recognize most of the people in the databases - they aren't in my database, but they are probably in Midge Frazel's database, for which I'm a shared member.
BUT, and it's a big BUT - this is August 17th, not July 27th. Has nobody done any Member Connect activity on my tree, or on Midge's tree, since July 27th? If they have, why doesn't it show up in my Member Connect Activity area on my Ancestry.com home page? 'Tis a quandary.
Since I was tired of seeing the same stuff that I wasn't interested in, I decided to "Customize my Home Page" (there's a link near the top right on the page). I moved the "Recent Member Connect Activity" down on the page below the main "Search Box" and the "What's Happening at Ancestry.com" box. I added the "Ancestry.com Blog" and the "Record Collections" features too, which should help me navigate better and be more aware of the blog items.
My "new" customized home page looks like this (two screens):
Is anybody else having trouble getting new content for their Member Connect activity? I rebooted my computer, renewed my Ancestry.com home page, and signed off and signed in again, thinking maybe it was a cached copy that I was seeing, but nothing changed.