Thursday, November 21, 2013

SGS Value Added Membership....

One of the subscriptions available to Value Added Members

Browsing through Ancestry's long list of databases can be cumbersome and general searches don't always turn up all relevant results. Instead, try searching
for a specific database of interest.

To search for a book or database, enter important keywords from the title in the Search Titles box in the upper-left corner. Results can then be sorted by Database Title, Date Added, Date Updated, Record Count and Popularity. It's important to know that only words in a database or book title are searched, so don't just search for an ancestor's surname and call it a day. You'll also want to try searches for the locality (country, state, county, parish, town, etc.) or record type in which you're researching. Alternatively, you can filter down through available titles by Collection (record type), Location, Date and/or Language.

Check out what's new and what’s been updated.


Try a new search technique. Locating the right database is only the first step. Once there, you still have to find the right combination of search terms to actually locate your ancestor. If you're having trouble, try these Tips for Finding Stubborn Ancestors in Online Genealogy Databases. By Kimberley Powell

Ancestry included many different Sources 
Census and Voters lists
Births, Marriages and Deaths - Canadian, US and UK
Divorce and Obituaries
Immigration - Canada, US and UK
School, Directories and Church Histories
Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills
Reference, Dictionaries and Almanacs
Photos, Maps and more
 Example of Workhouse Records
Listed is the Person, Their Father and Mother and Address


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