Ancestry Library Edition Quick Tips

Ancestry Library Edition Quick Tips

How do I find specific content?

Click the All Databases link on the homepage, then Browse Records by record type or alphabetical listing, or search the Database Card Catalog by keyword, record type, and more.

How do I find records in a specific state or country?


Click the Search tab at the top of the screen to browse by location, by name, or by using an interactive map.

How do I get all relevant names?

Use wildcards to cover all possible alternative forms and spellings. Put ? or * at the middle or end of names where you expect variations. Example—type Wil* Sm?th.

To see new content (added every week):
Click the List Recent link on the homepage.

To get more tips:
Click the Help link at the top right corner of any screen. You can also contact Ancestry Library Edition for search assistance or content questions 1.800.509.3884 or email