Extras on Ancestry

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  1. Dee Dee

    Dee Dee Well-Known Member

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    I appreciate some will know but just in case...
    If you go to Card Catalogue and put in a keyword - I put in Cornwall a list comes up for UK based documents.
    If you click on a specific title you should get lists of documents for a specific county.
    As with all these searches there maybe others sticking their nose in!!
    There is one for instance for Public Member Photo's - a bit random of contents but interesting.
    Lots of other subjects so worth a look.
     
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    Thanks for this. I have just found a probate I was after.
     
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    gillyflower Always caring about others

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    Many thanks for this info. Going to try it out now.
     
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  5. Malcolm Webb

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    The Card Catalogue is one of the most valuable search tools on Ancestry. There are over 1500 catalogue items. Use the keyword to search by all means but don't forget you can sort the catalogue entries by popularity, database title, date updated and date added. Look down the database titles and you might be amazed to find documents of interest to you which are not searchable from the standard search screen.

    For example, there is a 276 page book published in 1897 entitled "History of the Manor and Township of Doddington" which is the manor immediately adjacent to the village where I live. It contains tremendous information about my local area.

    All the best,
    Malcolm Webb
    Lincoln UK
     
  6. Dee Dee

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    I meant to add that there is a new feature "View all Ancestry Titles". Same as the Card Catalogue content but all in list form. As Malcolm says there are all sorts of documents available. You can still do a search if you want -like every search it depends on the keyword used. Just hope you all have enough time in your day !
     
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    Hi Dee Dee,
    Can you tell me where that link is please? I can see a link on the Home Page to "View all new records" but nothing to let me "View all Ancestry Titles".

    Many thanks.

    Malcolm Webb
    Lincoln UK
     
  8. Dee Dee

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    It is under Browse Records. Just says "View All Ancestry Titles" then you have the other stuff about Trees,Census etc underneath. If that makes sense.
     
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    Should say I am still on old search if that makes a difference.
     
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    Malcolm Webb Well-Known Member

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    It obviously does. New Search here and there is no "Browse Records" button either.

    All the best,
    Malcolm Webb
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    Dee Dee Well-Known Member

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    Should be there somewhere - if they are getting rid of old search anything new, I would have thought, would be there
     
  12. Dee Dee

    Dee Dee Well-Known Member

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    Try Search,Search all records and there may be a Search Resources on new search it should be under that or similar headings
     
  13. Malcolm Webb

    Malcolm Webb Well-Known Member

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    Yes, there is something similar under "Search"--"Search all Records".
    This is, again, a case of the "new" not being as user-friendly as the "old".

    All the best,
    Malcolm Webb
    Lincoln UK
     
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