Friday, May 25, 2007

Useful database links

I often want to use the Card Catalog or see what new databases have been added recently. For some reason, Ancestry does not make these links easy to find on the home page - They do have the "all databases" link at the bottom of the home page. If you click on the "Search" tab, you can find a link to the Card Catalog and All Databases in the right hand text box on the Search page.

So as a service to all users, here are some helpful links (and now I can find them easily!):

1) Ancestry Card Catalog: In this search, you can use names, locations or key words to search for entries for your family searches.

2) Ancestry List of New and Updated Databases: list is very useful if you haven't kept up to speed on new additions to the database list.

3) Ancestry List of All Databases (24,538 today): Here This list is ordered by number of names in the records. You can search by record type by clicking on a topic in the left text box. This list also denotes which databases are FREE to non-subscribers.

If you don't have your own subscription, the Chula Vista Library provides FREE access to Ancestry Library Edition on their public and database computers.

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