The Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com: How to Find Your Family History on the #1 Genealogy Website is another definite must-have book for your personal genealogy library. Everyone knows that Ancestry.com is the best, most popular, most used, and most useful genealogy website on the Internet. Most genealogists, beginning and veteran, and even the genealogically curious have at least had a look at it. Whether you have been on the website or not, there is a lot there, and navigating it all can be a bit intimidating. Even if you’ve been on there for years, there are likely still things you can learn about Ancestry.com that will be useful to you. This book helps you learn everything you need to know to get the most out of your Ancestry.com experience.
This book, by Nancy Hendrickson, and published in 2018, gives you the secrets you need to achieve the highest level of success possible with Ancestry.com. This book is updated, revised, and expanded from previous versions, so everything you need to know about the site is truly in there. Ancestry.com is a paid subscription site, after all, so you will definitely want to know as much as you can about the site, to get your money’s worth with your work there. This book makes sure you are happy having paid the price of admission.
There are billions….yes, literally billions….of genealogy records on Ancestry.com, so having a comprehensive guide to the site is definitely useful, particularly for those who have never been on the site before, or who are new to it. Each chapter in this book includes easy to follow, step-by-step instructions with examples and illustrations that show you exactly how to use and apply a variety of different research techniques on the site. This new edition also includes a section on the AncestryDNA program, which explains to you how to understand and analyze your Ancestry DNA testing results and apply those results to your family tree and to your research.
In the book, you will learn such things as:
- Tips for saving time when looking for certain records on Ancestry.com using the site’s search forms and Card Catalog.
- The details on the many different historical record collections on Ancestry.com, as well as what you can expect to find in them that may be pertinent to your own research objectives.
- Take you by the hand, step by step guides for making and managing family trees on Ancestry.com.
- Instructions on how to connect with other users on the site.
- Instructions on how to use the amazing Hint feature of the site to take your research even farther back in time.
Ancestry.com has made being a genealogist so much easier than it was in the past. With its digitized copies of actual historic records, you don’t have to leave the house nearly as much as you used to, or to write as many letters as you used to (which may or may not be responded to) in order to be an excellent and productive genealogist. It is well worth it to use this book as your guide to Ancestry.com, and become one of the site’s power users.