It's easy to focus on the searches and the results when we're using Ancestry. However, there are some features of the site that you might be overlooking — features that can make your research more productive.
Having an online family tree can be a great way to connect with cousins, collaborate with others, and share your discoveries. There are different kinds of trees, each with their plusses and minuses. Let's take a look at them so you can decide which kind of online family tree is right for you.
FamilySearch has millions of genealogy records, but some of the collections don't have images of the actual record... or do they? Let's explore a way that you can sometimes find hidden records on FamilySearch.
A search box is a search box, right? Actually, not so much. Not all searches act the same way. Understanding the differences in them can help you find more ancestors as well as discover more resources to use in your genealogy research. Let's take a look.
There are two problems with search engines like Google. First, they can give way too many irrelevant results. Second — how do you search for something that you don't know exists? That's when you need a good curated list of relevant sites. My go-to source for finding genealogy websites: Linkpendium. Let's take a look at the largest collection of links to genealogy websites.