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Title:
Unofficial guide to ancestry.com : how to find your family history on the #1 genealogy website / Nancy Hendrickson.
ISBN:
9781440353260
Edition:
Expanded & updated Second edition.
Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : Family Tree Books, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
271 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents:
Getting started with Ancestry.com -- Learning the basics -- Using Ancestry.com family trees -- Mastering search and the card catalog -- Making the most of census records and voter lists -- Delving into birth, marriage, and death records -- Working with military records -- Using immigration and travel records -- Digging into newspapers, publications, and maps -- Searching stories, memories, and pictures -- Making the most of schools, directories, and church histories -- Using the wills, probates, land, tax and criminal category -- Interpreting your DNA results -- Connecting with others -- Applying DNA to your research -- Collaborating with other users -- Branching out with newspapers.com and fold3.
Abstract:
Discover the secrets to Ancestry.com success! 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--and how to find answers to your family tree questions within its billions of records and massive network of family trees. This newly updated guide reflects the site's many changes, with screenshots that demonstrate how to create family trees, navigate the site, and use Ancestry.com's search engines. A new section on Ancestry DNA will also help you dive deeper into your research, with detailed guides to interpreting test results and applying them to research. What you'll learn: Step-by-step strategies for structuring your searches to find what you're looking for faster; Details on each of Ancestry.com's historical record categories, including what you can expect to find in them; Tips for creating and managing your family tree on Ancestry.com, as well as connecting your tree to others on the site; Timesaving tricks to maximize your Ancestry.com experience, including Hints (the "shaky leaf"), Ancestry DNA, and the Ancestry.com mobile app. Whether you've just begun dabbling in family history or you're a longtime Ancestry.com subscriber, this book will turn you into an Ancestry.com power user!
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Summary

Discover the secrets to Ancestry.com success! 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--and how to find answers to your family tree questions within its billions of records and massive network of family trees. This newly updated guide reflects the site's many changes, with screenshots that demonstrate how to create family trees, navigate the site, and use Ancestry.com's search engines. A new section on AncestryDNA will also help you dive deeper into your research, with detailed guides to interpreting test results and applying them to research.

What you'll learn: Step-by-step strategies for structuring your searches to find what you're looking for faster Details on each of Ancestry.com's historical record categories, including what you can expect to find in them Tips for creating and managing your family tree on Ancestry.com, as well as connecting your tree to others on the site Timesaving tricks to maximize your Ancestry.com experience, including Hints (the "shaky leaf"), AncestryDNA, and the Ancestry.com mobile app Whether you've just begun dabbling in family history or you're a longtime Ancestry.com subscriber, this book will turn you into an Ancestry.com power user!


Author Notes

Nancy Hendrickson (San Diego, CA) www.ancestornews.com is an author and instructor who has written several books about online genealogy, including two bestsellers on Ancestry.com.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Part 1 Getting Started With Ancestry.com
Chapter 1 Learning the Basicsp. 9
Chapter 2 Using Ancestry.com Family Treesp. 24
Chapter 3 Mastering Search and the Card Catalogp. 40
Part 2 Digging Into Records On Ancestry.com
Chapter 4 Making The Most of Census Records and Voter Listsp. 67
Chapter 5 Delving Into Birth, Marriage, And Death Recordsp. 84
Chapter 6 Working With Military Recordsp. 97
Chapter 7 Using Immigration and Travel Recordsp. 113
Chapter 8 Digging Into Newspapers, Publications, and Mapsp. 128
Chapter 9 Searching Stories, Memories, Histories, and Picturesp. 142
Chapter 10 Making The Most of Schools, Directories, and Church Historiesp. 164
Chapter 11 Using The Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal Categoryp. 180
Part 3 Uncovering Ancestors with Ancestry DNA
Chapter 12 Interpreting Your DNA Resultsp. 197
Chapter 13 Connecting with Othersp. 213
Chapter 14 Applying DNA to Your Researchp. 223
Part 4 Diving Deeper Into Ancestry.com
Chapter 15 Collaborating with Other Usersp. 235
Chapter 16 Branching out With Newspapers.com and Fold3p. 249
Appendix: Quick Links and Shortcut Keysp. 263
Indexp. 265

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