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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

Maps: A Path to Your Ancestors

Today I presented a Livestream event, Maps: A Path to Your Ancestors, which you can now view below or on the Ancestry.com YouTube page.

Map Resources on Ancestry.com

Search page
http://search.ancestry.com/search/

Card Catalog
http://search.ancestry.com/search/cardcatalog.aspx

Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=44

U.S. Enumeration District Maps and Descriptions, 1940 
http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3028

U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918 
http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1127

Historic Land Ownership and Reference Atlases, 1507-2000 
http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1205

A gazetteer of the states of Illinois and Missouri 
http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23738

Cassell’s Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 
http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7305

Meyers Gazetteer of the German Empire 
http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1074

Germany, Topographic Maps, 1860-1965 
http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1294

German Research Center
http://www.ancestry.com/learn/learningcenters/default.aspx?section=Research_EN_DE 

Meyers Orts Abbreviations (FamilySearch.org)
https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Abbreviation_Table_for_Meyers_Orts_und_Verkehrs_Lexikon_Des_Deutschen_Reichs 

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) 
http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469

This Cleveland of Ours 
http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22525

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