Computer Aids

We’ve developed lists of tricks, hints and shortcuts, plus the best online genealogy resources, to make your research faster and more efficient.

Here’s a list of the cheat sheets currently available in this category. Check back often as we’ll continue to add new ones.



Keyboard Shortcuts
No need to click through your software menus—you can perform many common computer functions with a few simple keystrokes, saving time and energy. Refer to our handy list to learn keyboard shortcuts (on Windows and Mac) for everything from searching to saving. 

101 Best Web Sites 2008
Print this convenient two-page listing of our annual Web award winners on a front and back sheet to post next to your computer or insert in your research binder.

Free Versions of Subscription Databases
Did you know that some of the databases on subscription Web sites are also available elsewhere for free? This chart compares the gratis and subscription versions of several popular data collections.

Google Cheat Sheet
Learn all the tricks to using this super-powered search engine. Print out this page and keep it next to your computer to save time.

Online Database Search Tracker 
 
Use this form to track searches  in Ancestry.com and other online genealogy databases. You'll avoid repeating fruitless searches, and, by methodically changing one search term at a time, increase your chances of finding the record you need.

 

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