Whether you’re an Ancestry subscriber or not, here are 10 Free Things to Do On Ancestry.com. Using Ancestry’s own document, I follow their “10 Free Items you can do on Ancestry” without a paid subscription, including building a family tree totally for free. Also some tricks that even this experienced genealogist didn’t know existed.

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Here is the downloadable document from Ancestry titled “10 Free Things to do on Ancestry.” Note I’m following Ancestry’s document and I did not create it.

1) Build a Family Tree for Free

2) Last Name Meanings

3) Search U.S. Census Records

4) Travel the Country

5) Message Boards

6) Member Connect

7) Ancestry Academy

8) Support Center

9) Organize Your Research (Charts)

10) Access to The Source and The Red Book (Was not working as of May 2019)

To find these same books on Amazon at these affiliate links.
Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy by Loretto Dennis Szucs

Red Book: American State, County & Town Sources, Third Edition 3rd Revised Edition by Alice Eichholz (Editor)

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