How to track ancestors

Learn how to track ancestors FAN Club members (Friends, Associates, and Neighbors – a.k.a Cluster Research) to break down those brick walls and get unstuck. Researching the people who interacted with your ancestors often helps you confirm your records and ancestor connections. Tracking them is key to resolving family historyContinue Reading

Member Connect on Ancestry.com

Wouldn’t it be great to collaborate with other genealogists about the same ancestors you are researching? You can with Ancestry.com’s Member Connect. 📃 There is a handout for Information Access Channel Members. Channel Members can find the handouts in the Community Tab on the YouTube channel. Continue Reading

How to use the Card Catalog at Ancestry.com

This is the #1 way to search on Ancestry to get more results! It’s better than chasing hints. Learn five pro tricks to help you search the Ancestry Card Catalog.  Here we’ll talk about various filter techniques, using wildcards to improve your search, keyword searches, and category searching.  📃 ThereContinue Reading

Obituaries & Marriages Indexed on Ancestry.com from Newspapers.com + Family Data Collection? One World Tree?

In this Q & A with Crista Cowan, we talk about the obituaries and marriages that are now indexing on Ancestry.com from images on Newspapers.com. Also I ask what is the Family Data Collection and One World Tree? Continue Reading

Five Hidden Tools on Ancestry

Here are five hidden tools that are often overlooked on Ancestry.com. Improve your family history research by understanding all the research tools and records on Ancestry. In this episode, learn how to search private trees, tricks for the card catalog, searching All Hints, who saved your records, and a timelineContinue Reading