Why You Should Download Your Files From Ancestry and Every Other Website

Why You Should Download Your Files from Ancestry

Back in 2015, rumors of a possible sale of Ancestry.com sparked reactions ranging from "Run! The sky is falling!!" to "Yawn..." A common theme among many of the posts in social media was that everyone should download their GEDCOM files from Ancestry ASAP. 

Those people who urged everyone to download their GEDCOMs from Ancestry were spot on... but not for the reason they think.‚Äč

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How to Find Hidden Genealogy Resources in Libraries and Archives

Remember the scene at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark when they’re storing the Ark of the Covenant? The camera pulls back and there is an endless array of shelving, boxes, and books… and you get the sense that they’ll never find the Ark again. In truth, libraries and archives have catalogs so things can be found. Knowing how to dig into an online catalog is one of the best skills you can have as a genealogist. Here’s how you can use them to find genealogy resources, including ones that like to hide. Continue reading