Tag: Help Using Ancestry.com

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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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 paywall. However, you might be surprised to hear that the site does offer 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 membership, ...

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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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It's no secret that we love free genealogy sites here at Family History Daily. But, we have to admit, we also like Ancestry.com. Next to FamilySearch.org, you're not going to find a larger, more diverse genealogy website -- and many of us are willing to pay their subscription fees for that reason alone. But we also like Ancestry for the convenient free family tree they offer. It's easy to get started with, maintain and share (or keep private). Plus, they've made it ...

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dna testing ancestry, genealogy

DNA testing for genealogy is commonly used to help gain a better understanding of our deep and recent roots, to verify or break down genealogical findings and family lore (ie "Do I have Native American ancestry?") and to connect with unknown cousins who can help fill out the family tree. Its popularity is not surprising. For many, genetic genealogy provides a way to combine modern science with the age-old study of family history in an unprecedented and ...

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