Free e-Book on Ancestry Search Tips

Family Tree University is offering a free e-book on Ancestry search tips.

Click on the title to download 48 Search Tips.

This e-book 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 by Nancy Hendrickson.

“ 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. Whether you want to use your paid subscription more effectively, make the most of a free trial subscription or eke out whatever information you can for free, the pointers in our free e-book 48 Ancestry Search Tips will help you.”

One of many helpful sections in the free e-book on Ancestry search tips deals with Ancestry’s Card Catalog. Global searches of Ancestry’s entire set of resources often yields disappointing results. The e-book explains how to narrow 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. The free e-book on Ancestry search tips has some great ideas to help you get the most out of your subscription.

Want a discount on your Ancestry subscription? One is available through AARP. Read my post about it here. 


By |14 Jul 2014|Genealogy, Search Strategies|Comments Off on Free e-Book on Ancestry Search Tips

About the Author:

Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”