11. To conduct your Civil War search on Ancestry.com, utilize the site's filters to select only Civil War-related databases and start plugging in names (remember to use those wild cards and alternate spellings). Always remember that computers can be very literal, so browsing through images can be a good idea if you aren't getting results using indexes.
In addition to the five main sessions, I also had the privilege to attend the Librarian's luncheon sponsored by Ancestry which included the latest information regarding Ancestry Library Edition (ALE), a subscription that libraries may purchase to make Ancestry databases available to their patrons inside the library. Items regarding ALE:
- Patrons may now submit suggested "corrections" to databases, such as the misspelling of a name
- ALE includes the World Deluxe databases, the large family tree network created before the Public Member Trees
- ALE has recently undergone some changes on the search page, designed to improve search capabilities
- Ancestry is introducing another collaborative tool entitled Content Publisher Program. Similar in nature to the Family Search indexing project and in its beta stages, this will allow individuals or organizations to upload indexes or images of records to the Ancestry community of databases, enable real-time indexing, thus providing a forum for online genealogical data using Ancestry's monstrous online environment. Stay tuned on this one...
Nameless Picture of the Day
Baseball Players, Hartford, 1894
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