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  • 1. Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website. Start a family tree, browse census records and more online at Ancestry .com
  • 2.  
  • 3. Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more.
    • Historical Records
    • Stories & Publications
    • Photos & Maps
  • 4. Search tips…
    • Exact matches only (Spelling)
    • First & Middle Name (s)
    • Last Name
    • Year & Country of Birth
    • Year & Country of Death
    • Country Lived and Years Lived in
  • 5.  
  • 6. Ways of Searching
    • First Name Last Name
    • Keywords
    • You can now use quotation marks to search for exact phrases…
    • Example: "Lincoln Assassination" or "World War “Country, State, Province, County, State/Province, County &Year
    • Range to e.g. 1827 to 1903
  • 7. Looking at the Census Document
    • US CENSUS Years…
  • 8. Searching US Census Family Name: Father Given Mother Given Spouse Given
  • 9. MORE COLLECTIONS
  • 10. View All Ancestry Titles  
    •    Census & Voter Lists   - U.S. Federal Census   - UK Census Collection
    •    Birth, Marriage & Death   - Social Security Death Index   - UK & Ireland Parish & Probate   
    •    Immigration & Emigration   - New York Passenger Lists   -
    •    Military   - WWI Draft Registration Cards   - Civil War Service Records
    • Directories & Member Lists   - New York City Directory, 1890   - Early UK and U.S. Directories
    • Court, Land, Wills & Financial   - Texas Land Title Abstracts   - Middlesex, MA Probate Index
    • Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Reference   - Genealogical Library Master Index
  • 11. Stories & Publications
    •   Stories, Memories & Histories   - AGBI   - Slave Narratives   - more...
    • Newspapers & Periodicals   - Virginia Genealogical Society Qtrly   - Railway Gazetter Worldwide   - more...
  • 12. Photos & Maps
    •   Pictures
    •   - U.S. School Yearbooks Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
  • 13. Trees & Community
    •   - Ancestry World Tree
    •    The Ancestry World Tree contains nearly 400 million names in family trees submitted by our users. The Ancestry World Tree is the largest collection of its kind on the Internet.
    • - Message Boards
    • The world's largest online genealogy community with over 17 Million posts on more than 161,000 boards.
  • 14. list all databases...  
    • A very long list!
  • 15. recent website additions...
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  • 16. Narrow Your Search
    • Record Type:
    • All Titles   Census & Voter Lists  
    • Birth, Marriage & Death   Military  
    • Immigration & Emigration   Family Trees  
    • Newspapers & Periodicals   Directories & Member Lists  
    • Stories, Memories & Histories   Court, Land, Wills & Financial  
    • Reference Materials & Finding Aids  
    • Pictures   Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers  
  • 17. Questions?
    • There are so many features in this database that would take too long to explore. I would recommend exploring either at the library or at home.