Monday, May 22, 2006

Ancestry's NEW Tutorial (Great Hints if you use Ancestry.com)

Online Tutorial on using Ancestry.com website.

Ancestry has also added a search help area. Ancestry supports two powerful search methods: exact searching and ranked searching. The tips they have included in this site will help you use the exact search method to search the website with greater control and accuracy. You can switch from an exact search to a ranked search by clicking on the “Ranked Search” tab.

Learn more about RANKED searching - and Learn more about EXACT searching,
The exact topics covered are:
What is an exact search?
Get the most out of an exact search
Ancestry global search
Common names
Time periods & geography
Increasing the number of results
Searching specific databases
Wildcard searching
Subscription & free databases

Sunday, May 21, 2006

James Savage Online Search

A Genealogical Dictionary Of the First Settlers of New England, Before 1692 By James Savage (Volume 1, 2, 3 and 4).