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Ancestry.com Cheat Sheet
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48 Ancestry.com Search Tips Free eBook
No genealogy website is better-known or more visited than Ancestry.com. Learn how to make the most of Ancestry for free with our downloadable ebook.
Free Genealogy Records Online Database Search Tracker
Use this free 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.
On-Demand Webinar: How to Optimize Your AncestryDNA Results
Learn at your own pace! Discover quick and easy tips and techniques to use your AncestryDNA results to discover new ancestors, connect with new genetic relatives, and grow your family tree.
Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com*
This book will help you get the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription by showing you how to take advantage of what the world’s biggest genealogy website has to offer.
Ancestry.com Quick Links
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Ancestry (RootsWeb) WorldConnect
Public member trees (free to search)
Recently added and updated collections
The Best Ancestry.com Tips and Tricks
Not sure where to start on Ancestry.com? Follow these research tips and tricks to get on the right track.READ MORE
Ways to Use Ancestry.com for Free with No Subscription
Here are seven techniques you can use to research for free on Ancestry.com, no subscription required!READ MORE
Sync RootsMagic with Ancestry.com in 5 Steps Using TreeShare
The best genealogy software program meets the largest genealogy website. Learn how to sync RootsMagic with your Ancestry.com family tree.READ MORE
Ancestry Mobile App Review
Our review tries out Ancestry.com’s mobile app for searching and using your Ancestry Member Tree.READ MORE
Ancestry.com Search Techniques
Your Ultimate Guide to Ancestry.com Search
Searching on genealogy mega-site Ancestry.com can feel overwhelming. Here are tips and other free resources to help you get the most out of your Ancestry searches.READ MORE
How to Search on Ancestry.com: Search Options Explained
Not getting the results you want on Ancestry? Our step-by-step guide to the site’s search options will help you refocus your searches.READ MORE
How to Use the Ancestry.com Card Catalog
How do you find more ancestor answers in the genealogy collections at Ancestry.com? Follow these tips to master the Ancestry.com Card Catalog.READ MORE
Ancestry.com Record Collections
9 Lesser-Known Ancestry.com Collections
Look beyond the big collections on Ancestry.com to these nine lesser-known “specialty” databases. They may name exactly the ancestors you’re looking for.READ MORE
How to Use Ancestry.com’s Immigration Records Collection
Seeking your ancestors in an ocean of US arrival records? Here’s how to find them in Ancestry.com’s immigration records collection.READ MORE
5 Sources for German Emigration Records on Ancestry.com
If you research your German immigrant ancestors by these numbers, you’ll find that it adds up to enriched German genealogy.READ MORE
Searching in a Mortality Schedule on Ancestry.com
Can’t find your ancestor in the US federal census? Special censuses might be your answer. Check out this exercise from author Nancy Hendrickson.READ MORE
How to Find American Indian Records on Ancestry.com
Get the most out of Ancestry.com when searching for American Indian Records with these detailed tips and guidelines.READ MORE
Search Yearbook Collections on Ancestry.com
School yearbooks are a great place for pictures of relatives during their teen years. These tips will help you explore yearbooks on Ancestry.com and beyond.READ MORE
3 Examples of Ancestry.co.uk UK & Ireland Subscription Records
Ancestry’s UK & Ireland collections could push your research across the pond. Here are three examples of the genealogy records available.READ MORE
How to Use AncestryDNA Shared Matches
Learn how to make the most of AncestryDNA matches with these tips.READ MORE
How and Why to Download Raw Data from AncestryDNA
Use your DNA for more-intense genealogy research (and take control of your data) by downloading your raw results from AncestryDNA.READ MORE
AncestryDNA ThruLines Overview and Features
Check out the AncestryDNA Match experience and ThruLines, which proposes possible family relationships to your matches based on trees and DNA.READ MORE
Understanding and Using AncestryDNA’s Communities Tool
Learn how AncestryDNA’s Communities tool can reveal research clues. Also includes a special bonus section explaining how community groups are created.READ MORE
Compare Physical Features and More with AncestryDNA Traits
Adding AncestryDNA Traits reveals 26 unique personal traits your genes influence. Is it worth the extra $10? We break it down so you can decide.READ MORE
More Ancestry.com Hints and Tips
Get The Most Out of Ancestry.com’s Leaf Hints
Those irresistible Ancestry.com leaf hints help you quickly add relatives and records to your online trees. We’ll help you become a hint master!READ MORE
Record Errors on Ancestry.com (and How to Fix Them)
Online record errors are more prevalent than you think. Learn two most common, how they occur, and steps you can take to correct them.READ MORE
Ancestry MyTreeTags: Put Sticky Notes on Your Ancestors
Have you ever wished to put a sticky note on part of your family tree? Now you can, with Ancestry’s MyTreeTags.READ MORE
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How to Share Family History Stories on the Big Genealogy W...
Ancestry, FamilySearch, MyHeritage, Storytelling
These automated storytelling tools at your favorite genealogy websites—Ancestry.com, FamilySearch and MyHeritage—make it easy to share family stories online.
How to Delete Photos and Remove Information from Ancestry.com
Here are a quick few steps for removing photos from Ancestry.com, as well as how to delete your account all together.
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