Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook: A How-To Manual for Tracing Your Family Tree on the Number-One Genealogy Website

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Your Step-by-Step Guide to Ancestry.com!

Ancestry.com keeps growing, but how can you find your ancestors on the huge and ever-changing site? In this workbook, an essential companion to the Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com, you'll learn how to use Ancestry.com to its full advantage with detailed guides to searching Ancestry.com's digitized records. Each section briefly discusses how to search Ancestry.com for a particular type of record (including census records, vital records and historical publications), then shares detailed, illustrated tutorials that put those strategies into practice. And with the worksheets and genealogy forms in each section, you can easily plan your own Ancestry.com searches and apply what you've learned.

The workbook features:Introductions to using the seven most important record groups on Ancestry.com, plus tips to navigate AncestryDNA and use DNA test results in your researchStep-by-step case studies showing how to use Ancestry.com to find ancestors and solve research problemsFill-in worksheets and forms that let you apply the book's techniques to your own researchPacked with expert advice, handy worksheets, and real-life search scenarios, this workbook will give you the hands-on knowledge you need to mine Ancestry.com for your family's records.
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About the author

Nancy Hendrickson, San Diego, CA, ancestornews.com. Nancy is the author of the bestselling Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com. An online genealogy expert, she has been interviewed in the New York Times and Better Homes and Gardens.

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Publisher
Family Tree Books
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Published on
Feb 10, 2017
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9781440349102
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Language
English
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Genres
Reference / Genealogy & Heraldry
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Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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