Newspapers And Ancestry – How To Get Good Value set up a separate newspaper website in 2012. You can pay different subscriptions for both sites, or shell out for one big package with access to all content. It’s not hard to find complaints on genealogy forums that the access levels are confusing. I’ll break it all down clearly in this article. Is Newspapers.Com … Read more

How Do I Make My Ancestry Tree Public?

When I’m starting research on a family tree on, I often make it private. When I’m confident that my tree is accurate, then I want others to benefit from my research. That’s when I make my Ancestry tree public. How Do I Make My Ancestry Tree Public on Ancestry.Com? To make your Ancestry tree … Read more

Who Owns Ancestry? Hint: It’s Not the Mormon Church

This question crops up a lot: is Ancestry owned by Mormons? The answer is no. Ancestry, the online genealogy giant, has never been owned by the Church of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). It has changed ownership several times and was acquired in 2020 by Blackstone, a private equity firm. Who Owns Ancestry.Com? If Ancestry isn’t owned … Read more

Ancestry Search Tips

24 Tips To Search Ancestry Records With Great Results

Even experienced users of will learn plenty of new tricks among these Ancestry search tips. We keep each tip short and sweet, but we link to expanded articles with case studies and examples. Some specialist tips apply to specific research scenarios, so bookmark this page for future reference. Let’s go! Ancestry Search Tips – … Read more

Twelve Tips for Using Ancestry ThruLines – Part 15 of our In-Depth Guide

These twelve tips for using Ancestry Thrulines follow on from the previous chapter about the underlying systems that generate them. As ThruLines are based on other people’s family trees, some will be accurate and some will be garbage. This chapter is on the best strategies and tips to identify the most useful Thrulines for your … Read more

SQL Script

Rename RootsMagic Media Files Downloaded from your Ancestry Tree

Step 1: Install RootsMagic and download your Ancestry tree The free version (RootsMagic Essentials) will complete this task. There is a step-by-step pictorial guide in this article on using RootsMagic to back up your Ancestry tree. Alternatively, this video is a step-by-step walkthrough: Step 2: Copy the RootsMagic media folder You will rename the media … Read more