Tag: Help Using Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com Has Tens of Thousands of Invisible Records You Can't Find by Searching

Many people are unaware of the fact that not all of Ancestry's records show up in search. A surprising number of collections have not been indexed and are therefore virtually invisible to the everyday user of the site. These browse-only collections, as they are known, need to be purposely sought out if you want to take advantage of the records they contain. Some collections have been on Ancestry's site for years and are still not searchable, while ...

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Why General Genealogy Searches Are NOT the Best Way to Find Your Ancestors

The first thing most family history researchers do when they encounter a genealogy website is to begin searching for their ancestors in the general (main) search form provided by the site - which is often located on the homepage or in another easily accessible area. All large genealogy research sites center around these main search forms which are designed, generally, to look for records in all searchable collections at one time. General search forms that dig through ...

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The following article is a free excerpt from a lesson in our Ancestry.com Crash Course. This course is an unofficial guide from Family History Daily. We are not associated with Ancestry except to act as an affiliate partner - which means we may earn a small commission to support the work of our site when if you choose to subscribe to their services from a link on our pages. While just about all of us have used Ancestry.com ...

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There is big news today from Software MacKiev concerning Ancestry's TreeSync® feature, a tool many researchers count on to sync their Ancestry family tree with their offline software. MacKiev has announced that as of March 29th at midnight (mountain time) Ancestry's TreeSync feature will go offline forever. According to MacKiev it will be replaced by March 31st with their new sync solution FamilySync. But there is a big catch - the new FamilySync will only work with Family ...

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Ancestry.com Now Offers Free Access to 800+ Record Collections

When most of us think of Ancestry.com, we think of paid resources. And, of course, the vast majority of Ancestry's billions of records are behind a pay wall. However, you might be surprised to hear that the site does off a relatively large assortment of completely free collections--and they are 100% searchable. When you attempt to locate a record on Ancestry via their main search function the free collections do get mixed into the results. If you don't have a paid ...

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Can you download your family tree from Ancestry.com? The answer is yes. We see this question quite a bit so we thought we'd quickly show you how you can easily download a GEDCOM from Ancestry that you can use as a backup, or to import in to virtually any family tree program or family history tree website. It is important to note that because an Ancestry tree export produces a standard GEDCOM file, it will only contain textual data and not ...

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Ancestry has released the surprising announcement today that they are discontinuing their popular Family Tree Maker software. ...we’ve taken a hard look at the declining desktop software market and the impact this has on being able to continue to provide product enhancements and support that our users need. With that, we’ve made the decision to stop selling Family Tree Maker as of December 31, 2015. According to the blog post, they will continue to offer support to current ...

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