Learn to Use Ancestry.com Like an Expert in 21 Days

With the Unofficial Ancestry Crash Course

It’s time to see what you’ve been missing with your Ancestry.com subscription. Uncover the secrets of the web’s most popular genealogy site with dozens of expert techniques you can use today. Find the records you’ve been looking for.

Family History Daily has been providing articles and courses to help family history enthusiasts discover their ancestors since 2013. Read our articles here, find us on Facebook or Pinterest, or view our main genealogy course page. The materials in this course were created by our team. We are not associated with Ancestry.com except to act as an occasional affiliate partner.


Course registration is closed until Fall 2018. See our homepage for more information. 


Registration for the Complete Course Package or Genealogy Journey Plus Subscribers

If you are already a member, or become a member, of the Complete Genealogy Course Package (previously The Genealogy Journey Plus) you automatically have access to this course at no additional cost. New registrants can sign up for the Complete Course Package here to take advantage of this deal and gain access to our main genealogy research course and the Ancestry Crash Course. You will get immediate access to both for one lower price.

Tell Me More About This Course

Here at Family History Daily we love free resources, and we spend a good deal of time educating people about the billions of no-cost records available online. In fact, a good portion of The Genealogy Journey is focused on this topic.

But, we also use Ancestry and other paid resources and know that many of our readers do as well. After all, a diverse selection of records means a much greater likelihood of making a discovery, and Ancestry offers many records you can’t find anywhere else.

Many family historians have invested a good deal of money and time in Ancestry.com, but most are missing much of what Ancestry has to offer and they don’t even realize it.  Because Ancestry offers so many records, the general search functions are simply not enough. These simple searches leave many of Ancestry’s records buried. 

Unless you have years to spend learning the ins and outs of advanced search techniques, it can be nearly impossible to turn up all of the records you need. In fact, some of Ancestry’s records can’t even be searched. 

That’s why we’ve taken our years of expert experience and turned them into an easy to digest 21 day course that will show you how to find what you’re looking for. We’ll walk you through each strategy with step-by-step lessons you can put to use right away. We’ll even show you how to access tens of thousands of records on Ancestry without a paid subscription

We’ll also teach you how to use the advanced features of Ancestry’s popular family tree, make the most of Ancestry “hints” and reveal even more record suggestions, how to avoid common pitfalls that limit your research, reach out to other subscribers to maximize your efforts, and back up your tree and records for easy access in the future (even when your subscription runs out.)

Here’s what you’ll learn.

  • Expert search tricks that will allow you to dig into Ancestry.com and find more records
  • Why the general search box is not the best way to find your ancestors and what to do instead
  • How to discover “hidden” information that is not currently available via search at all
  • How to to reveal more “hints” in your family tree and put them to use
  • How to make the most of Ancestry’s advanced family tree and tools
  • What to do when you can’t find the records you’re looking for
  • How to back up your tree and records so that you have access to them forever
  • How to search and view many of Ancestry’s records without a paid subscription
  • And so much more, we’ll even include a quick breakdown of basic features for those who are new to Ancestry.com and provide a link to Ancestry’s free trial for those who need a paid subscription

We’ll walk you step-by-step through each of these concepts, with straightforward lessons and hands-on activities in just 21 days. Once you register, you will have access to these materials forever – so you can take as long as you need to complete them.

Family History Daily has been providing articles and courses to help family history enthusiasts discover their ancestors since 2013. Read our articles here, or view our main genealogy course page.