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Washington County, Ohio in the 1810 Census

In ancestry.com's "About" section for the 1810 Census, we read the following: Schedules exist for 17 states and District of Columbia, Georgia territory, Mississippi territory, Louisiana territory, ...
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Finding more details in 1851/1861 Scotland Census?

I am relatively inexperienced in using FamilySearch to find Scotland Census records but I suspect the 1851 and 1861 records below may belong to my 4th great grandfather Robert Clacher. My ...
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Need help with a Banner Blue genealogy file

I have my family tree stored on a 3 1/2 floppy disk. The disk contains 3 files with the suffixes .FBK, .FTW and .FTM. I can access the files just fine. The dates on the files show that they were ...
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How can I make the font larger on Ancestry.com trees?

I have a LARGE monitor running at high resolution, but my ancestors also had tons of kids, so I need to "zoom out" on my tree to get the overall sense of it. The problem is, Ancestry's design make ...
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How can I get a link to an Ancestry.com record that doesn't contain search data?

When I find a record on Ancestry.com, the link contains data about the search I performed to find it, presumably so that Ancestry can provide a link to return to the search results. Here's an example: ...
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World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1 - valid source?

In searching for an ancestor I googled and found ancestry.com trees. On those trees I found citations to 'World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1'. Is this a valid secondary source or is this just effectively ...
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Ancestry.com tree correctness for Anthony White, B 1700 Luenbeg, Scotland. Wife - Mary Ralston

I realize that ancestry.com is a mix of user input and archived records, but as a programmer I firmly believe in the GIGO theory (Garbage in, garbage out). I have gone through hints and trees, and I ...
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Brick Wall: What happened to John White & his Brother or Sister?

All information below was obtained through ancestry.co.uk My Great Grandfather, Thomas White was one of 6 children born to Baldwin White, b1862 in Salcombe, Devon & Rachel Arminia Fox, b1864 in ...
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Is there a way to get an overview of ancestry.com member trees?

I recently started on ancestry.com building my family history, starting from nothing to over 150 people in about a month. I see a number of member tree "hints" of interest but is there any way to tell ...
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Is there a specific URL at Ancestry.com for searching and finding the publicly available data?

Is there a URL or method of searching the materials at Ancestry.com that allows one to find (and see) the publicly available data? Somehow, I always end up in advertising.
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Deleting information from Ancestry.com

If I upload an image to my family tree on Ancestry.com/.ca/.uk, etc. and someone shares/downloads it into their own tree - then if I later delete the image from my tree, does the other person still ...
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When WWII Army enlistment records list “Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA”, what does that mean?

On Ancestry.com [library edition] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 there is a record where the Branch and Branch Code is listed as "Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA". What ...
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What can be gained by paying for a subscription website such as Ancestry.com?

I see many free sources of information available, either online, through libraries or in person eg freeBDM, micro fiche etc. My research interests are in Queensland, Australia for the past 130 years ...
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With an Ancestry.com account do I have access to other sites they own? [closed]

From this article I understand Ancestry.com owns other sites like Genealogy.com, Fold3.com, Rootsweb.com, Footnote.com and (recently) Archives.com. Given that I'm a paying customer of Ancestry.com, ...
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Can I track an engagement where the fiancé died before marriage on Ancestry.com?

I have a couple who got engaged before the future husband went off to WWII and never returned. How can I track such an event on Ancestry.com? (It would seem from the web site the assumption is that if ...
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How do I record a person on Ancestry.com who may or may not have existed?

I have received an old genealogy report from a relative and it reads thusly (names changed for brevity): 1. Parent b. Ireland, d. Ireland. Notes about parent. children 2. i Child. ...
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Applying a corrected relationship to a census on Ancestry

Ancestry.com provide a way of applying per-user corrections to census records. However, this only supports changes to a personal name, place of birth, or date of birth. I would like to report a ...
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How to lookup a UK census reference

I have the parameters of a UK census page in a citation and I would like to go directly to it in Ancestry. However, I cannot find the feature any more. For instance, series=RG13 (i.e. 1901), ...
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How should I publish my family tree online?

I would like to have my family tree online to share with relatives. I do not see a current need to have any extra such as matches and resources. Would I be better to publish using one of my software ...
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Dealing with incomplete dates for living relatives on Ancestry.com

I only have day/month dates for some relatives births, but no year. I usually record them as "25 Dec 19_" leaving underscores for the last two digits. The problem is the Brothers Keeper software I use ...
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Can certificates from General Register Office (GRO) of England and Wales be legally uploaded to Ancestry.com?

My question is partially related to Cost of BMD Certificates in England and Wales. Having purchased an 1865 Marriage Certificate from the General Register Office (GRO), I would like to share it with ...
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Can I remove facts from my tree obtained via other Ancestry.com members?

I'd like to clean up my Ancestry.com trees by identifying which facts in a tree came from other users - facts that may not be reliable. Can I identify the source of individual pieces of information ...
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What are the main free, online content providers for genealogical data? [closed]

I have become very familiar with the resources available on FamilySearch.org, but there are a lot of times when I still hit roadblocks. I am aware of Ancestry.com, but I know that most of their ...
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Are there online searchable Census Records for Australian states other than NSW?

At Ancestry.com there are searchable Census Records for New South Wales (NSW) but no other states - are these available elsewhere? I am particularly interested in any from South Australia (but other ...
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Is there a chart type that shows myself, a chosen ancestor, every intervening ancestor and their siblings?

I use Ancestry.com and Family Tree Maker 2012, and would like to produce a multi-page PDF chart, probably in Landscape orientation, that lists myself at bottom and a chosen direct ancestor at top, ...
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How to record the same person as a foster and adoption parent in an Ancestry.com tree?

The Mildner couple in my tree became foster parents of a young girl in the early 1900s. In 1912, they were sued by the birth mother of the girl for custody, but the judge ruled that the girl could ...
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Can I legally copy clippings from Ancestry.com?

I have found an old newspaper clipping from 1912 on Ancestry.com that I would like to print out and distribute. Am I legally allowed to do so, or is the clipping still held under copyright? Does the ...
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If my Ancestry.com subscription lapses will my links to premium data still be valid?

I have an Ancestry.com tree with links to content that can only be accessed with a subscription. If I let the subscription lapse I realize I won't be able to see that content anymore. Will the links ...