Genealogy Tutorials

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Ancestry Library Edition

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Learning Center

Ancestry Library Edition has a Learning Center where there are a variety of tips and tricks to help in genealogy research.

Access Ancestry Library Edition at the Henry County Library on library computers to find these research aids that will help everyone, even the seasoned genealogist, find what they are looking for.


Whether you are just starting your family history or you are looking for a new perspective on your research, these guides will put you in the right frame of mind. To explore each topic, just click the links below!

*Ancestry Anne’s Top 10 Search Tips

*Creating Timelines that Produce Answers

*Ancestry DNA 101: The Insider’s Guide to DNA


Census records establish a framework for your ancestor’s life. We offer some tips on how to get the most out ofthem.

*10 Census Tips

*10 Census Questions that Lead to More Answers

*Follow Your Family Using Census Records

*5 Steps Beyond: The 1910 Census


Ready to move beyond the census records? Here are a few ideas to get you moving.

*Using Religious Records

*Guide to Searching for Death Records

*5 Military Favorites

*Cemetery Research Primer

*Black Sheep: 10 Things to Know


Where did your ancestors come from? How do you find them once you know?

*Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors

*10 Things to Know about Passenger Lists

*Finding Your Irish Ancestors in the U.S. and Ireland

*Find your Ancestry from the UK and Ireland


Military records are rich with genealogical information that will grow your family tree. Let us show you how to get the most out of them.

*Tips for Success: Military Records

*Your Family Tree in the American Revolution

*Find your Civil War Ancestor

*Find Them in World War II


Were your ancestors African American, Swedish, German or Canadian? Here are a few thoughts to get you started.

*African American Family Research

*Finding Your Swedish Ancestors

*Finding Your German Ancestors

*Finding Your Canadian Ancestors

*Native American Research