Ancestry.com Card Catalog – 5 Pro Tricks

This is the #1 way to search on Ancestry to get more results! It’s better than chasing hints.Learn five pro tricks to help you search the Ancestry Card Catalog. Here we’ll talk about various filter techniques, using wildcards to improve your search, keyword searches, and category searching.

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0:00 Intro
1:10 About the Ancestry Card Catalog
1:54 How to research the card catalog
2:09 How to Filter by Category and Location
3:30 Right Click and Open in a New Tab
4:49 Search by Location First and Era
6:29 Sort by Record Count
6:58 Search Using the Keyword Box
7:47 Sort by Date Updated
8:15 Search Using WildCards on Ancestry
8:38 Use Wildcards for Name Variations
8:48 Use an * for 1-5 characters
9:52 Use a ? for single characters
11:43 Use wildcards for helping figure out old handwriting.
12:22 Recap wildcards and rules

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