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7 Expert Ancestry Hacks You Need to Try Today

No matter how many years you’ve spent building your family tree on Ancestry, there’s always something new to learn. Whether it’s a brand new feature that’s just been introduced or a hidden gem you’ve never noticed, there are plenty of ways to improve your searches. Here are 7 tactics the experts use to get the most out of Ancestry.com.

Are Ancestry’s Hints Helping or Hurting Your Research? The Dos and Don’ts You Need to Know

The Hints feature has long been a cornerstone of Ancestry’s website and subscription service. If you’ve used their family tree for any length of time you are probably quite familiar with them. But, as powerful as this feature can be, it can also mislead the unwary researcher – causing confusion, incorrect assumptions and inaccurate trees.The Hints feature has long been a cornerstone of Ancestry’s website and subscription service. If you’ve used their family tree for any length of time you are probably quite familiar with them. But, as powerful as this feature can be, it can also mislead the unwary researcher – causing confusion, incorrect assumptions and inaccurate trees.

The 1 Hour Solution for Downloading Your Ancestry Tree and ALL of Its Records

Many of us keep our trees on Ancestry, even if we don’t always subscribe to their somewhat pricey record subscription service. Because Ancestry’s online family tree is easy and free, it’s a great alternative to paid programs. But backing up that tree, along with its attached records and other media, can be a major challenge – despite how important it is to do so.

Ancestry.com’s “Location Traps” Are Causing Researchers to Miss Important Records

While just about all of us have used Ancestry.com at some point, very few have really uncovered everything they can from Ancestry’s massive databases. With so many records and resources it is incredibly easy for vital records to get buried. You might be surprised by how many brick walls are broken down and “missing” records located by utilizing a new set of advanced tips and search tricks.

Ancestry vs MyHeritage vs Findmypast: What’s the Difference and Which One is Best?

Ancestry, MyHeritage and Findmypast are the leaders in providing subscription-based genealogy records but a lot of people are confused about the differences between them. Which of these genealogy sites is the best? Which one has more records? Do they all offer family trees? Should you try all three or stick with one? What is the cost?

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