Using the Free Research Guides from Ancestry.ca or .com

Did you know that Ancestry.com publishes free research guides?  – and you can access them without a subscription to Ancestry!

It wasn’t easy to find a simple list of all the free research guides available at Ancestry! – there is so much material in their Learning Centre!  – but what a great resource!!   Here’s how to get to the list:

Go to Ancestry.com (not .ca).  If you don’t have an Ancestry subscription – and you don’t need one for this – then click on Search to go to the Home page.  If you have an Ancestry subscription you are automatically on the Home page. Click on the heading Learning Center – not any of the drop down choices, just the heading.  Then look for a green box on the left hand side with the words Research Guides Free.  Click anywhere in that box and you will get a list of all the available guides and dates when they were updated.

This is what you should see (as of 6 May):

New Guides

Sweden, Selected Indexed Household Clerical Surveys, 1880-1893 (March 2015)

Researching Your American Indian Ancestors on Ancestry (November 2014)

German Civil Registrations 23 October 2014

Ancestry Genealogy Toolkit 9 October 2014

Starting Your Tree on Ancestry 3 October 2014

Search Strategies on Ancestry 8 August 2014

Loyalist Resources on Ancestry 8 August 2014

Using Religious Records 9 June 2014

Tips for Finding and Visiting Your Ancestors in the Cemetery Added 23 May 2014

5 Military Favorites Added 12 May 2014

Research Guide to Finding Your Quaker Ancestors Added 27 April 2014

5 Steps to a Healthy Family Tree Added 5 March 2014

State Research Guides  Ongoing project with new states being added regularly

Getting Started

Starting Your Tree on Ancestry

Interview Questions

Ancestry Genealogy Toolkit 9 October 2014

Ancestry Anne’s Top 10 Search Tips

How Your Ancestry.com Family Tree Helps You Learn More

Creating Timelines That Produce Answers

Guide to Searching for Death Records Added 26 October 2013

Ethnic and Religious

African American family research on Ancestry.com

Finding Your Irish Ancestors in the U.S. and Ireland

Finding Your Ancestors from the UK and Ireland

Finding Your Swedish Ancestors at Ancestry.com

Sweden, Selected Indexed Household Clerical Surveys, 1880-1893 (March 2015)

German Civil Registrations 23 October 2014

Finding Your German Ancestors on Ancestry.com

Finding Your Canadian Ancestors on Ancestry.com

Loyalist Resources on Ancestry

Research Guide to Finding Your Quaker Ancestors

Researching Your American Indian Ancestors on Ancestry (November 2014)

DNA

AncestryDNA 101: The Insider’s Guide to DNA Added 6 November 2013

Immigration

Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors on Ancestry.com

10 Things to Know about Passenger Lists 

Census

10 Census Tips from our Members

5 Steps Beyond: The 1910 Census

10 Census Questions That Lead to More Answers

Follow Your Family Using Census Records

Military

Tips for Success: Military Records at Ancestry.com

Your Family Tree in the American Revolution

Find Your Civil War Ancestor on Ancestry.com

Find Them in World War II

Miscellaneous

5 Tips to Jumpstart Your Research Added 3 October 2013

5 Must-See Collections on Ancestry.com Added 17 December 2013

Black Sheep: 10 Things to Know  “

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