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Unofficial guide to : how to find your family history on the #1 genealogy website
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Discover the secrets to success! This book will help you get the most out of your subscription by showing you how to take advantage of what the world's biggest genealogy website has to offer - and how to find answers to your family tree questions within its billions of records and massive network of family trees. This newly updated guide reflects the site's many changes, with screenshots that demonstrate how to create family trees, navigate the site, and use's search engines. A new section on AncestryDNA will also help you dive deeper into your research, with detailed guides to interpreting test results and applying them to research. What you'll learn: * Step-by-step strategies for structuring your searches to find what you're looking for faster * Details on each of's historical record categories, including what you can expect to find in them * Tips for creating and managing your family tree on, as well as connecting your tree to others on the site * Timesaving tricks to maximize your experience, including Hints (the "shaky leaf"), AncestryDNA, and the mobile app Whether you've just begun dabbling in family history or you're a longtime subscriber, this book will turn you into an power user! AUTHOR: Nancy Hendrickson is an experienced writer and instructor who has written several books and ebooks on genealogy, including two on that have each become authoritative resources for the Web's most popular genealogy resource. She also runs a blog that is dedicated to finding and preserving family stories. 150 b/w illustrations
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 6
Part 1Getting Started With
Chapter 1Learning the Basicsp. 9
Chapter 2Using Family Treesp. 24
Chapter 3Mastering Search and the Card Catalogp. 40
Part 2Digging Into Records On
Chapter 4Making The Most of Census Records and Voter Listsp. 67
Chapter 5Delving Into Birth, Marriage, And Death Recordsp. 84
Chapter 6Working With Military Recordsp. 97
Chapter 7Using Immigration and Travel Recordsp. 113
Chapter 8Digging Into Newspapers, Publications, and Mapsp. 128
Chapter 9Searching Stories, Memories, Histories, and Picturesp. 142
Chapter 10Making The Most of Schools, Directories, and Church Historiesp. 164
Chapter 11Using The Wills, Probates, Land, Tax & Criminal Categoryp. 180
Part 3Uncovering Ancestors with Ancestry DNA
Chapter 12Interpreting Your DNA Resultsp. 197
Chapter 13Connecting with Othersp. 213
Chapter 14Applying DNA to Your Researchp. 223
Part 4Diving Deeper Into
Chapter 15Collaborating with Other Usersp. 235
Chapter 16Branching out With and Fold3p. 249
Appendix: Quick Links and Shortcut Keysp. 263
Indexp. 265
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