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Meredith Public Library                 Using Ancestry                 Library EditionErin Apostolos
   Historical Records (census, immigration,    vital statistics, military)   Stories, Memories and Histories    (Newspap...
   Download a blank census form for each    year census was taken 1880 1900   Ancestry searches on all names in census, ...
 Passenger Lists Petition for and Naturalization Records Border Crossings Passport and Police Registration ListsImmigr...
   Social Security Death Index   State Birth Records   Headstone Inscriptions and Burial Records   Parish and Probate ...
   Revolutionary War   War of 1812   Civil War Collection and Service   Spanish American War   WWI Draft Registration...
   Biographies   Index of Genealogies   Individual Family Databases   Local History Databases   Historical Newspapers...
   Library Congress Photo Collection   Historical Postcards   US Civil War Photos   Land Ownership Atlases   US Heads...
   Basic search-Historical Records, Stories    and Publications or Photos and Maps   Browse by Location   Advanced Sear...
 Use the world tree to find family trees  created by other users Message Boards are broken down by  topics such as:    ◦...
   Blank Census Forms (US, UK, Canada)   Ancestral Chart (Pedigree)   Research Calendar   Research Extract   Correspo...
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Learn the basics of Ancestry.com's library edition, sponsored by the Friends of the Meredith Library. These software may only be used while in the library.

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  • Briefly Describe Ancestry, show how to access it from library site. Show recent databases from home page.
  • Importance of Census
  • Different Types of Immigration records in different countries.
  • Not every state has added all of their records so it is hit and miss. Better luck going to each state’s vital records.
  • Records are spotty. Not all states have their data entered. Try NARA for military records.
  • William Gall?g* 1827-1900, Immigration Search: Letitia Gallagher Immigration 1851-1853 age 1, Military Search: William Joseph McGarr 1888-1918-WWI Draft Card, WWI Casualty
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    1. 1. Meredith Public Library Using Ancestry Library EditionErin Apostolos
    2. 2.  Historical Records (census, immigration, vital statistics, military) Stories, Memories and Histories (Newspaper articles and historical journals) Photos and Maps Card Catalog-lists individual databases Advanced Search Recent DatabasesAncestry Library Edition
    3. 3.  Download a blank census form for each year census was taken 1880 1900 Ancestry searches on all names in census, not just head of household Some years give address of household, occupations, # of children living and total 1890 Federal Census was destroyed by a fire at the Commerce Department in Washington, DC on 10 January 1921. Voter Lists Misspellings of namesCensus
    4. 4.  Passenger Lists Petition for and Naturalization Records Border Crossings Passport and Police Registration ListsImmigration
    5. 5.  Social Security Death Index State Birth Records Headstone Inscriptions and Burial Records Parish and Probate Records State Marriage and Divorce Records Obituary, Birth and Marriage Notices Holocaust Death RecordsVital Statistics
    6. 6.  Revolutionary War War of 1812 Civil War Collection and Service Spanish American War WWI Draft Registration Cards and Records WWII and Korean War Vietnam War POW Records and Pensioner Lists Stars and Stripes Newspaper Foreign WarsMilitary Records
    7. 7.  Biographies Index of Genealogies Individual Family Databases Local History Databases Historical Newspapers Journals Papers, Publications, Stories Slave NarrativesStories, Memories, Histories
    8. 8.  Library Congress Photo Collection Historical Postcards US Civil War Photos Land Ownership Atlases US Headstone Photos US Map Collection (historical, battle) Panoramic Photos School Yearbooks WWII Newsreels Passenger Ships and ImagesPhotos and Maps
    9. 9.  Basic search-Historical Records, Stories and Publications or Photos and Maps Browse by Location Advanced Search-Birth, Marriage, Death Dates, Parent and Spouse, Places Advanced Search-Search Categories Card Catalog-Search for Database Browse Records Use Wildcards ? Or Truncate *Search
    10. 10.  Use the world tree to find family trees created by other users Message Boards are broken down by topics such as: ◦ Regions ◦ Adoption ◦ Software ◦ Immigration ◦ Military Just to name a fewWorld Tree and Message Board
    11. 11.  Blank Census Forms (US, UK, Canada) Ancestral Chart (Pedigree) Research Calendar Research Extract Correspondence Record Family Group Sheets Source SummaryCharts and Forms
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