Category Archive: How To

How to put relationship on a profile page

Ancestry dot com “How To” Slide 1 of 12 1. Start of Lesson 1a. Diane has a tree and wants to know how to identify the relationship between the various people on the branches;… Continue reading

How to point to a newspaper story when it has no highlight

How to point to a newspaper story when it is not highlighted. A highlight of an item in a newspaper is the way the system finds matches to the search command; therefore if… Continue reading

Census page – left side column numbers

I replied to a FB query with a detailed explanation and thought it would be a good “How To” blog post for my readers. Here is a mini lesson on what to look… Continue reading

How To delete a tree on Ancestry dot com

Here are eight (8) steps showing how to delete a tree on Ancestry dot com. You can only delete a tree that you have created. Click on the tree name. This is the… Continue reading

Direct Ancestor – tags on trees

I posted the following on FaceBook and got many comments on the topic; both pro and con, so I thought I would share it with a different audience. For my genealogy friends –… Continue reading

Obits found – Ida Jane Noel 03 Oct 1909, Gettysburg, Penn

Finding one obit in an old newspaper can lead to many more in the same newspaper. It can also lead one to another newspaper from the same town. I was working on a… Continue reading

List of People on a Tree – (Agostina Bolena Family Tree)

Many times when I am writing about my Ancestry dot com family trees, I mention the list of people on the tree. Some of you may not be familiar with the list of… Continue reading

How to share your Ancestry tree

If you have a family tree on Ancestry dot com, you can share it with a relative, to let them look at it or even work on it. You can share your tree,… Continue reading

HOW TO CREATE A CUSTOM FACT/EVENT 2

On this post you will learn how to create a “custom fact/event” for the profile page. A “Custom Fact/Event” is needed when you have the following problem: A source appears on the profile… Continue reading

How To work around a problem – Duplicate People on Tree

Problem: I get two images of the same person on my tree. Query: How do I fix this? This problem and query was posted on a FaceBook group page and Eva had some… Continue reading

How To create and use Custom Fact/Event

Have you ever wondered why some records on Ancestry dot com, come into a profile page but do not point to any fact? (To see a SHORT VERSION of this “How To” go… Continue reading

How to fix marriage certificate input

Have you noticed that sometimes when you bring in a marriage certificate on to the Ancestry dot com profile page, not all the information gets put onto the page? The problem occurs when… Continue reading

How To – make a correction on index page

What to do when you see an error on the index page of an Ancestry dot com record. I was working on the Linda Schrock Family tree and noticed that the mother’s name… Continue reading

1930 questions for Salter family

I was playing around with the 1930 census for Noralee and I created more questions. In 1930 Noralee, age 4, lives with her mother (Theresa) and they live at the home of Theresa’s… Continue reading

Home Person on Ancestry dot com Family Tree

I am working on a tree for a dear friend and we changed editors on the tree, so I wanted to tell her that since she was the new editor I had also… Continue reading