Ancestry Search Tips, a free ebook, is available for download from Family Tree University Get the most out of your subscription.

This ebook contains “tricks, hints and hacks to unlock new family tree discoveries [and] helpful guides to using the genealogy website, including an exclusive excerpts from the Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com by Nancy Hendrickson.

This free e-book on Ancestry search tips has some great ideas to help you get the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription.

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Ancestry.com likely holds answers to at least some of your family tree questions. The key to finding those answers is learning how to sift through the massive amount of ancestor data on the subscription genealogy website. Do you want to use your paid Ancestry.com subscription more effectively? Make the most of a free trial subscription? Eke out whatever information you can for free, the pointers in this free e-book 48 Ancestry Search Tips will help you.

Ancestry Search Tips for Card Catalog

Learn how to search Ancestry’s Card Catalog. Searches of Ancestry’s entire set of resources often yields disappointing results. Learn how to craft effective searches using the Card Catalog feature.

My own tip for the Card Catalog is to use the keyword field for your searches, rather than the title field, for better results.

For other search tips, visit my posts on search strategies here.

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