Getting More Than You Pay For: Free Access
to Genealogical Resources

DNA

Panel for Genealogy Day Pre-Conference – 24 Jan...
What is Free on Ancestry?
Kim S. Harrison

Senior Account Executive, Ancestry Library Team
Ancestry.com – what content is free?
• Ancestry.com has over 12 billion records in over 31,000
titles available today
– UR...
Ancestry – Network with Family
• Build your own tree (not available in libraries and
institutions)
– The URL is http://tre...
Ancestry - Community
• RootsWeb
– Largest grassroots genealogy community that maintains family
trees, mailing lists, datab...
Ancestry – Tips and Education about Genealogy
• Ancestry Family History WIKI
– http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?titl...
Ancestry’s Learning Center
• Learning Center
– http://www.ancestry.com/cs/HelpAndAdviceUS

• Free Research Guides (PDF)
– ...
Ancestry’s Classroom Learning Grant
• http://www.ancestry.com/cs/us/institution#k-12
– The grant permits teachers and stud...
Fold3 – War of 1812 Pension Application Files
• FGS & Fold3
working
together to
raise funds
to have
these
valuable
pension...
Fold3 – Browse the titles page for “free”
• Http://www.fold3.com/documents/

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Fold3 – Memorial Pages
Creating Memorial
Pages as another way to
share your ancestor’s
story and/or make
connections.

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Ancestry
• Recap of what the Ancestry Library Team does for
Ancestry.com
– Go to http://www.ancestry.com/cs/us/institution...
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  1. 1. Getting More Than You Pay For: Free Access to Genealogical Resources DNA Panel for Genealogy Day Pre-Conference – 24 Jan. 2014
  2. 2. What is Free on Ancestry? Kim S. Harrison Senior Account Executive, Ancestry Library Team
  3. 3. Ancestry.com – what content is free? • Ancestry.com has over 12 billion records in over 31,000 titles available today – URL to the list of Free Collections go to http://www.ancestry.com/freerecords • Find A Grave remains free and has over 100 million memorials and 75 million photos – URL to this site is http://www.findagrave.com • Card Catalog or Collection Title list is free – The URL is http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx
  4. 4. Ancestry – Network with Family • Build your own tree (not available in libraries and institutions) – The URL is http://trees.ancestry.com/Defualt.aspx?req=tree 4
  5. 5. Ancestry - Community • RootsWeb – Largest grassroots genealogy community that maintains family trees, mailing lists, databases, message boards and web pages all created by the public ▫ http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ • World Archives Projects – Ancestry’s community of indexers – http://comunity.ancestry.com/wap/dashboard.aspx • Ancestry Message Boards – http://boards.ancestry.com 5
  6. 6. Ancestry – Tips and Education about Genealogy • Ancestry Family History WIKI – http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page – The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy – Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County & Town Source • Great Resource to follow what Ancestry is doing – Ancestry Blogs ▫ http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/ – Fold3 Blogs ▫ http://blog.fold3.com/ – Newspapers.com ▫ Blog.newspapers.com 6
  7. 7. Ancestry’s Learning Center • Learning Center – http://www.ancestry.com/cs/HelpAndAdviceUS • Free Research Guides (PDF) – http://www.ancestry.com/cs/Satellite?childpagename=USLearningCenter% 2FLearning_C%2FPageDefault&pagename=LearningWrapper&cid=1265125 565120 – 21 Guides from search or methodology tips to using a particular record group (Census Tips, Timelines, Military Records, African American Research, etc.) • Charts and Forms – http://www.ancestry.com/download/charts#ancchart 7
  8. 8. Ancestry’s Classroom Learning Grant • http://www.ancestry.com/cs/us/institution#k-12 – The grant permits teachers and students in the K12 setting enjoy access to Ancestry Institution (think Ancestry Library Edition with the same limitation of no remote or tree building) for no charge for three months – Ancestry commissioned a K12 teacher to author 19 lesson plans supporting the State Standards in using primary documents in the classroom – Grant applications and the Lesson Plans – write to ancestrylibraryteam@ancestry.com 8
  9. 9. Fold3 – War of 1812 Pension Application Files • FGS & Fold3 working together to raise funds to have these valuable pension applications online and free! 9
  10. 10. Fold3 – Browse the titles page for “free” • Http://www.fold3.com/documents/ 10
  11. 11. Fold3 – Memorial Pages Creating Memorial Pages as another way to share your ancestor’s story and/or make connections. 11
  12. 12. Ancestry • Recap of what the Ancestry Library Team does for Ancestry.com – Go to http://www.ancestry.com/cs/us/institution#overview – You can see a sampling of special projects and grants – It also provides a quick link to ProQuest for their training materials • Contact is Kim S. Harrison (801-705-7892) at kharrison@ancestry.com or the team mailbox ancestrylibraryteam@ancestry.com 12

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