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Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com by: Nancy Hendrickson
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Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com: How to Find Your Family History on the #1 Genealogy Website by: Nancy Hendrickson
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Author: Nancy Hendrickson
Binding: Soft Cover
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 272
Size: 7 x 9 in.

Product Code: KP-2018-9781440353260-WH2

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Discover the secrets to Ancestry.com success! This book, newly revised and expanded, will help you get the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription. Inside, you'll discover how to take advantage of what the world's biggest genealogy website has to offer--and how to find answers to your genealogy questions within its billions of records and millions of AncestryDNA profiles. Each chapter includes step-by-step examples with illustrations to show you exactly how to apply search techniques to your genealogy. A new section on AncestryDNA will also help you understand and analyze your DNA test results.

Whether you've just begun dabbling in family history or you're a longtime Ancestry.com subscriber, this book will turn you into an Ancestry.com power user.

What's Inside

The Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com, second edition features:

  • Timesaving tips for uncovering specific records, time periods and topics using Ancestry.com's search forms and Card Catalog
  • Details on Ancestry.com's historical record collections, including what you can expect to find in them
  • Step-by-step guides for creating and managing your family tree on Ancestry.com, plus how to connect with other users and utilize the site's powerful Hint system
  • Plain-language strategies for using your AncestryDNA results, including guides to your ethnicity report and DNA matches

Who Should Get This Book

You'll love the Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com, second edition if...

  • You're an Ancestry.com subscriber who wants to get the most bang for your buck
  • You want to know how Ancestry.com can help you before buying a subscription
  • You need help improving your Ancestry.com search results
  • You've just received your AncestryDNA results and want to know what's next

Excerpt: Sample Tips

Here are some tips you'll find in the Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com, second edition:

  • Add dates to your search. Even if it's just an educated guess, a date in your search will return people who have the same name, but lived across centuries. Ancestry.com's search function is built to look not only for the exact parameters you've indicated, but also results that are similar.
  • Don't specify "exact" in your census searches. Even if you know the exact name, place, and more, resist the urge to check the Exact box. Errors might have been made by enumerators, transcriptionists and ancestors, so the information recorded in the census may not exactly match what you know about your ancestor.
  • Be wary of ethnicity estimates. The promise of learning what "percent" of a nationality you are has drawn many people to test with AncestryDNA, but these ethnicity estimates aren't as reliable as you might believe. Take these estimates with a grain of salt, and spend more time analyzing the list of DNA matches that AncestryDNA provides.

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