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Published on Feb 19, 2013

Crista Cowan discusses some excellent tips on how to search the site and maximize your results on Ancestry.com

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  1. 21

    Black Sheep in Your Family Tree

  2. 22

    When You Can't Find a Birth Record

  3. 23

    Genealogical Proof Standard: Reasonably Exhaustive Search

  4. 24

    Free Records Available on Ancestry.com

  5. 25

    What's New at Ancestry.com: July 2014 Edition

  6. 26

    Genealogical Proof Standard: An Introduction

  7. 27

    [Deleted Video]

  8. 28

    AncestryDNA: The Search for Biological Family

  9. 29

    Genealogy Brick Walls Q&A

  10. 30

    Family Tree Maker: Notes

  11. 31

    FindAGrave: The Mobile App

  12. 32

    FindAGrave 101

  13. 33

    World War I and World War II Draft Registration Cards

  14. 34

    The Obituary Daily Times Index and the U.S. Obituary Collection

  15. 35

    Stop Searching. Start Browsing.

  16. 36

    Civil Registration versus Church Records

  17. 37

    What's New at Ancestry.com: May 2014 Edition

  18. 38

    Discovering Your Quaker Ancestors

  19. 39

    Five Things You Can Do This Weekend to Clean Up Your Family Tree

  20. 40

    Same Name - Different Man

  21. 41

    AncestryDNA: Making the Cousin Connection

  22. 42

    Discover More About Your Ancestors in Tax Records

  23. 43

    What's In A Will

  24. 44

    What's New at Ancestry.com: April 2014 Edition

  25. 45

    Genealogy Spring Cleaning

  26. 46

    How Irish Are You?

  27. 47

    State Research Guides and Place Pages

  28. 48

    Updating Your Ancestry.com Profile Page and Other Account Settings

  29. 49

    Maximize Your Search Time on Ancestry.com

  30. 50

    Googling Your Family History

  31. 51

    Genealogy To Do Lists

  32. 52

    Correcting Mistakes in Your Own Family Tree

  33. 53

    Some Genealogy Records Have No Names

  34. 54

    AncestryDNA: Contacting and Collaborating with Cousins

  35. 55

    Love Stories in Your Family Tree

  36. 56

    Highlights from RootsTech 2014

  37. 57

    African American Family History Research: Breaking the 1870 Wall

  38. 58

    Soundex, Wildcards and Other Search Options

  39. 59

    Understanding Baptismal Records

  40. 60

    What Do I Enter Into My Family Tree? Resolving Conflicting Evidence

  41. 61

    Top Tips for Beginning Latin American Research

  42. 62

    Overcoming Preconceived Notions for Family History Success

  43. 63

    New York Family History Research

  44. 64

    Understanding More About the Records You Are Using

  45. 65

    Family History Goals for 2014

  46. 66

    Timely Tips to Trim the Family Tree

  47. 67

    Rating Your Genealogy Sources

  48. 68

    How Laws Affect the Records Created About Your Ancestors

  49. 69

    It's Family History NOT Personal History

  50. 70

    Sharing Family History With the Genealogically Challenged

  51. 71

    Getting the Most Out of the 1921 Canada Census

  52. 72

    Favorite Resources of Professional Genealogists

  53. 73

    More Opportunities for Genealogy Education

  54. 74

    Going Beyond The Shaky Leaf

  55. 75

    Top Tips for Beginning Italian Family History Research

  56. 76

    Top Tips for Beginning Jewish Family History Research

  57. 77

    Using the Ancestry.com Card Catalog

  58. 78

    Ancestry.com Learning Center

  59. 79

    Family History Records Are Telling More Stories Than Ever

  60. 80

    Ancestry.com Online Family Trees: Photo Comments and Other Collaboration Tools

  61. 81

    Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: What Your Ancestors' Occupations Can Teach You

  62. 82

    Shoebox from Ancestry.com - It's a Scanner in Your Pocket

  63. 83

    Discovering Your Colonial Immigrant Ancestor

  64. 84

    New England Birth, Marriage and Death Records

  65. 85

    Researching Newspapers to Find Genealogy Gold

  66. 86

    What Does the War of 1812 Mean for Your Genealogy Research?

  67. 87

    Using Tax Records for Family History Research

  68. 88

    Ancestry.com Online Family Trees: Uploading Pictures and Documents

  69. 89

    Putting Your Ancestors' Lives in Historical Context

  70. 90

    Ancestry.com Online Family Trees: Privacy and Sharing

  71. 91

    Using City Directories in Your Research

  72. 92

    Browsing Records on Ancestry.com

  73. 93

    How To Request Information From An Archive

  74. 94

    Top Tips for Beginning English Family History Research

  75. 95

    Family History Focus to Grow Your Family Tree

  76. 96

    Ancestry.com Online Family Trees: Story View

  77. 97

    Cousins Marrying Cousins? Don't Duplicate People in Your Family Tree

  78. 98

    Top Tips for Canadian Family History Research

  79. 99

    Ancestry.com Family History Wiki

  80. 100

    Taking a Family History Vacation

  81. 101

    Ethical Considerations in Family History

  82. 102

    Convicts and Criminals In Your Family Tree

  83. 103

    Honoring Those Who Died In Service To Their Country

  84. 104

    Top Tips for Beginning German Family History Research

  85. 105

    Top Tips for Beginning German Family History Research

  86. 106

    Collaborate With Others to Grow Your Family Tree

  87. 107

    More Strategies for Finding Your Female Ancestors

  88. 108

    Clues in Non Marriage Records

  89. 109

    Little Used Marriage Records on Ancestry.com

  90. 110

    First Comes Love, Then Comes... The Marriage Index?

  91. 111

    How to Find Marriage Records on Ancestry.com

  92. 112

    Tips For Telling Your Family Stories

  93. 113

    Breaking Through Your Genealogy Brick Walls

  94. 114

    How to Handle Name Changes in Your Family Tree

  95. 115

    Researching Irish Records

  96. 116

    Beginning Irish Research

  97. 117

    RootsTech and Other Genealogy Conferences and Events

  98. 118

    I Started My Family Tree. Now What?

  99. 119

    Finding Late 19th Century Immigrant Ancestors

  100. 120

    Finding Early 20th Century Immigrant Ancestors

  101. Smart Search: Tips & Tricks

  102. 122

    Common Mistakes in Genealogy (Part 2)

  103. 123

    Resources for African American Genealogy Research

  104. 124

    Family History Myths Dispelled

  105. 125

    Using Ancestry.com Like A Pro

  106. 126

    Which Source Do I Believe? Evaluating Evidence

  107. 127

    Clean Up Your Family Tree

  108. 128

    Merging Duplicates In Your Family Tree

  109. 129

    Cousin Bait: Blogging to Find Your Family

  110. 130

    Write It Down: Tips for Recording Family History

  111. 131

    Telling Your Family Story with special guest, author Ryan Littrell

  112. 132

    Spelling Doesn't Count: Tips for Finding Your Ancestors

  113. 133

    Genealogy: Part History, Part Mystery

  114. 134

    Back to the Basics: Genealogy 101

  115. 135

    Search Ancestry.com Like A Detective

  116. 136

    [Private Video]

  117. 137

    Free Genealogy Records: Where to Find Them and How to Contribute

  118. 138

    CYA: Don't Get Caught With Your Hand in the Genealogy Cookie Jar

  119. 139

    Maps: A Path to Your Ancestors

  120. 140

    Yearbooks and Other Photo Collections

  121. 141

    Interviewing Family Members to Grow Your Family Tree

  122. 142

    Using the Dawes Rolls to Research Native American Ancestry

  123. 143

    Discovering Our Veterans - Finding Military Service Details

  124. 144

    Quick Ways To Share Your Family History

  125. 145

    Quick Ways To Share Your Family History

  126. 146

    Tombstone Photography Dos and Don'ts

  127. 147

    Death Clues in Census Records

  128. 148

    Family History Clues in Death Records on Ancestry.com

  129. 149

    Alternatives to Death Certificates in Genealogy

  130. 150

    Ancestry.com Facebook App: Your Questions Answered

  131. 151

    Searching for Death Records

  132. 152

    How To Up Your Genealogy Game with Ancestry Anne

  133. 153

    Genealogy Brainstorming: I'm Stuck. Now What?

  134. 154

    How to Use Meyers Gazetteer of the German Empire

  135. 155

    Hamburg Passenger Lists and Other Image First Collections

  136. 156

    How Do I Know I'm Right? Some Genealogy Basics

  137. 157

    Sourcing Your Vitals - Citations for Birth, Marriage and Death Records

  138. 158

    Understanding SAR/DAR Applications in Genealogy

  139. 159

    Using the Ancestry.com Shoebox Effectively

  140. 160

    Tips For Organizing Your Family History Records

  141. 161

    Naturalization Records: What They Tell Me and Where To Find Them

  142. 162

    Reflecting Accurate Relationships in Family Tree Maker and Ancestry Member Trees

  143. 163

    Using Social Media In Genealogy

  144. 164

    Defining Relationships in Genealogy

  145. 165

    Adoption and Genealogy Research

  146. 166

    Public vs Private Ancestry Member Trees

  147. 167

    Finding Missing People in the Census

  148. 168

    Sourcing Information Not on Ancestry.com

  149. 169

    Splitting or Combining Family Trees

  150. 170

    Introduction to Using Land Records for Family History

  151. 171

    Exploring Rootsweb on Ancestry.com

  152. 172

    Citing Your Sources Can Be Fun!

  153. 173

    Finding Original Records for Family History

  154. 174

    Collaboration & Being in the Right Place at the Right Time

  155. 175

    Effective Place Research in Family History

  156. 176

    Top Tips for Family History Research Trips

  157. 177

    Common Mistakes in Genealogy

  158. 178

    Crafting a Genealogy Research Plan

  159. 179

    MyCanvas and Other Ideas for Publishing Your Family History

  160. 180

    Using Ancestry.com Member Profiles

  161. 181

    How Do I Find the Genealogy Records I'm Looking For if There is No Index?

  162. 182

    Creating Timelines to Better Understand Records and Families

  163. 183

    Using Notes in FTM and Ancestry Member Trees to Keep Track of Your Family History

  164. 184

    Successful Searching To Tell Your Ancestor's Story, Part 2

  165. 185

    Unique Resources for Researching Your Family's Ethnic Origins

  166. 186

    Successful Searching To Tell Your Ancestor's Story, Part 1

  167. 187

    How to Track Down Your Family's Vets

  168. 188

    How To Use Message Boards to Break Through Genealogy Brick Walls

  169. 189

    What Genealogy Records Exist?

  170. 190

    What International Records are Available on Ancestry.com

  171. 191

    Comments and Corrections on Ancestry.com Records

  172. 192

    City Directories and How to Use for Family History

  173. 193

    Shaky Leaf Hints on Ancestry.com and Family Tree Maker

  174. 194

    Ancestry.com LIVE: 1940 Lookups LIVE

  175. 195

    1940 U.S. Federal Census Tips and Tricks, Part 2

  176. 196

    1940 U.S. Federal Census Tips and Tricks, Part 3

  177. 197

    Getting Ready for the 1940 U.S. Federal Census

  178. 198

    Tips and Tricks for Solving Your Family History Challenges

  179. 199

    Behind the Scenes at Ancestry.com: Ancestry Mobile Apps

  180. 200

    Is This My Ancestor? Prove It or Disprove It

  181. 201

    Using the Ancestry.com Facebook Page to Further Your Family History Research

  182. 202

    Everybody's Got a Little Irish in Them

  183. 203

    Getting Around the Missing 1890 Census

  184. 204

    Ethnic Surnames: Finding Your Ancestor with a Not-So-Common Name

  185. 205

    Ancestry.com Live Q&A: Tools to Help Your Family History Research

  186. 206

    Solving African American Family History Research Challenges

  187. 207

    Census Records - Beyond the Names and Dates

  188. 208

    Connecting Internet Find to Your Ancestry Member Tree

  189. 209

    Finding Family History Clues in Marriage Records

  190. 210

    Quick Tips for African American Family History Research

  191. 211

    Ancestry.com Live Q&A: How Do Our Experts Search

  192. 212

    Experience the New 1930 U.S. Federal Census Image Viewer

  193. 213

    Did They Really Come Through New York? How to Search Passenger Lists

  194. 214

    Learning from Records in the World Memory Project

  195. 215

    How to Find a Birth, Marriage or Death Record in Pennsylvania

  196. 216

    Approach Your Family History Research Like A Pro

  197. 217

    Find Your Ancestor in Hometown History

  198. 218

    Using Tree Hints in Ancestry Member Trees or Family Tree Maker

  199. 219

    Genealogy New Years Resolutions for 2012

  200. 220

    Finding Family History Clues in State Census Records

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