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Ask Ancestry Anne: Want to Learn Something New?

Looking to learn more about how to use Ancestry.com?  Check out our Tuesday and Thursday livestream presentations.  And if you can’t view them when we do the original presentation, catch the video later.  Here’s how.

Signing up for events

Go to the Ancestry.com face book page: https://www.facebook.com/Ancestry.com

Click on the arrow:

This will expand that area.  Now you can click on Events:

And you’ll see what we’ve got planned:

Click on one of the Events:

Then click on Join and Facebook will send you a reminder:


Missed a presentation?


Not a problem.  Go to our livestream channel: http://www.livestream.com/ancestry and you can see our past presentations.

Maybe you’ll learn that trick that will help you break down that brickwall!

Happy Searching!

— Ancestry Anne

Templates from the Citing Your Sources presentation on facebook


You can find the presentation at: http://livestre.am/4256y

1850 US Census

1850 U.S. Census, COUNTY_NAME County, STATE_NAME, population schedule, CITY_OR_DISTRICT, p. XXX (stamped/penned), dwelling DDD, family FFF, person or people; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com accessed : DATE);  digital images, citing NARA microfilm publication, M432, roll RRR.

1860 US Census

1860 U.S. Census, COUNTY_NAME County, STATE_NAME, population schedule, CITY_OR_DISTRICT, p. XXX (stamped/penned), dwelling DDD, family FFF, PERSON;  digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com accessed : DATE);  digital images, citing NARA microfilm publication, M653, roll RRR.

1870 US Census

1870 U.S. Census, COUNTY_NAME County, STATE_NAME, population schedule, CITY_OR_DISTRICT, p. XXX (stamped/penned), dwelling DDD, family FFF, PERSON;  digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com accessed : DATE);  digital images, citing NARA microfilm publication, M593, roll RRR.

1880 US Census

1880 U.S. Census, COUNTY_NAME County, STATE_NAME, population schedule, CITY_OR_DISTRICT, enumeration district ENUM_DISTRICT, p. XXX (stamped/penned), dwelling DDD, family FFF, PERSON;  digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com accessed : DATE);  digital images, citing NARA microfilm publication, T9, roll RRR.

Private Holdings: Family Bible

ORIG_OWNER_AND_DATES, BIBLE NAME, (PUB PLACE, PUBLISHER, YEAR), PAGE_OR_SECTION, CURRENT_OR_LAST_OWNER, OWNER’s LOCATION, YEAR OWNED, descriptive detail.

Example: Gillespie Family Bible, The Holy Bible, (New York, American Bible Society, 1857), “Family Records, Births”, p840; privately held by Anne Gillespie Mitchell, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] California, 2012. The sons of Tarlton and Mahala Gillespie are listed with their birth dates; it appears that they were all written at one time and are date April 20 1860.

Ancestry.com Index/Database

DATABASENAME, database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed DATE), entry for PERSON, EVENT DATE, EVENT LOCATION; citing SOURCE.

Example: “Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 Jul 2012), entry for Jeremiah Gillespie and Mary E Gillespie, 21 Nov 1848, Amherst, Virginia; citing Dodd, Jordan R., et al.. Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850. Bountiful, UT, USA: Precision Indexing Publishers.