I was excited to see the advertising about limited time free access to all census data this weekend. Imagine my chagrin when I initiated a search and landed on the same old, same old Annual Subscription page...
Go to your local library! Check their website and search their online offerings or eResources to see if they subscribe to HeritageQuest. This will give you free online access to US census data as part of your library membership. Or drop in at your local library and ask if they have a subscription to ancestry.com; if so, you can search there for free.
Thanks for the note. Actuallly, I finally broke down and subscribed to the A------try.com records plan. It's pretty cool and has provided me with a WEALTH of data, as well as a lot of other records beyond just census material.
I have not been on this site for very long and I have found the search does not work. Even when I use the advanced search it still does not give me what I want. American info always comes up no matter what country you put in.
I would also recommend that you search through specific collections rather than the whole system, or filter the results by collections as this will be a very comfortable way to define what kind of information you are looking for and from where (usually collections are location based).
looking to find my gedcom or ahnenfeld file for taylor symons wilson drummond drysdale , also please replace all of my wrong ancester drummond from hugh drummond 11800 to mauritz in hungaria whom i already had found ,only to be told it was the wrong grandfather father of janet drummond wrong lot 1830 from victoria was not mine ,mine is janet born 1832 married james symons,in victoria in 1854 in ballarat, not woogery victoria or what ever , i was given the wrong janet . please check this out as the history alone back to 1064 is very interesting ,I f you like history you will enjoy this story for the hungarian to scotland not drummond until moving to scotland check it out, be surprised , give only to a reliable historian type person. thank you for your help
A collection is any one group of records. A collection may be a group of records that is available on other websites as well, like the 1940 census. Or Military records, or newspaper archives.
What are the MyHeritage collections?
Specifically, there are four MyHeritage collections. These are comprised of data from MyHeritage.com and are not available anywhere else on the internet. The four MyHeritage collections are:
1. MyHeritage family sites (like the Warrick Family Web Site, or the British Celebrities Site)
2. MyHeritage members (Site Managers and Site members of MyHeritage.com)
3. MyHeritage family tree individuals (people in the family trees at MyHeritage. This could include Napoleon Bonaparte or Albert Einstein)
4. MyHeritage photos (the pictures on MyHeritage.com)
What subscription do you need to see collections?
Collections 1 & 2 are available to MyHeritage members with a Premium family site subscription. If you have a Premium family site subscription you will be able to search for family sites and MyHeritage members without having to buy an extra subscription. Important to keep in mind that people who got free gift sites will not be able to see the collections, they will have to buy a data subscription.
Collections 1, 2, 3 & 4 are available to MyHeritage members with a Premium Plus family site subscription. They will not have to purchase a separate data subscription in order to see the MyHeritage collections. Again, if they got a free site they will have to purchase a data subscription.
If a member has a family site subscription, but wants access to all the collections on the Super Search, he or she will have to buy a separate data subscription or they will have to buy credits. Credits are good because you don't have to commit to a huge payment. You can pay as you go.
People who bought a subscription to World Vital Records have access to all the collections in Super Search. If a person bought a subscription on worldvitalrecords.com all he or she has to do is go to MyHeritage.com and sign up with the email address used on their account at WVR.com. We will recognize them and give them access immediately.
I hope this has proven useful to you and should you require any further assistance or have any further inquiries please contact us at email@example.com and we will be only too happy to help.
Thanks for the reply... I have a Premium Plus family site subscription due to the size of my Trees... and I still think that SSI records should be included in that... they are just basic information... to me the only difference between the basic package and the Premium Plus is that I can have larger Trees...
Toying with FTB and MH, I bought some credits to see what adding a record is like, rather than comitting for a year. I found a record Census of my own birth and added it and synched. Unfortunately, it puts the record in the "Citation" tab on my profile, rather than in the birth event under "Facts." This seems somewhat generic and I'm wondering if there's a way to make it more specific, other than manually recreating the cite under the relevent fact event. (There doesn't seem to be a way to copy a citation and add it to multiple places, either.) Am I missing something? Also, the "One Record" notification next to my photo doesn't seem to go away in the software, even after I use the record. I'd assumed it would have cleared out after synching.
Thank you for writing and we appreciate your patience regarding this matter.
When you add a citation to the software you will need to add a new source as well. After you add the source it will be included in the collection of sources in the family tree builder, which means that you will be able to add the same source to different individuals as well as different facts.
If you've already added that citation to a person on the citation tab you will see that you also added a source, remember the name of the source - go to the facts tab, add a facts citation, you will need to add a source again - choose the same source.
A citation is a specific text that is taken directly from the source, while sources can be associated to many individuals a citation is specific to each instance.
I have the premium subscription, and use to be able to sync between the on line tree and the software. Now, any smart matches identified no longer give me the abilty to accept or reject matches. Not sure what changed, but any assistance would be appreciated.
I was wondering, what are some of the most common reasons why I wouldn't be able to find any information on a particular ancestor? Name changes I'm sure are one of the common reasons, but I was just curious as to any others. Also, any advice for getting past those types of roadblocks? I'm stuck and can't find more information on a particular part of my family tree on an ancestor that's not that old (born around 1813) but I can't find any info on him or his wife. Any thoughts?! Thanks!
Welcome to the wonderful world of geneology research! We all have been frustrated with dead-ends. It's hard to answer your questions without knowing what practices you use to research. I usually begin with Google and put in as much information on the query as I can, then, if no luck, begin editing it, such as removing the 1813 and replacing it with 1800's, etc. Also, if you know the state the person lived in, I've found the site "Find a Grave" is an excellent place to find information. Sometimes, an obituary is even included. Obituary searches for that state are also helpful at times. Another good source is the library of Latter Day Saints, since all their members are required to trace their family tree back for several generations, and the info is available and free for all. Hope this is some help to you. Happy hunting! Charles
Thanks Charles, that actually is very helpful and also reassuring that I'm not just doing something wrong - that road blocks happen to all. It's funny because the family line I thought would have the most information (because of the very popular last name) has provided the least results. Interesting I think, but frustrating too. I will definitely try some of your tactics and any other advice or tips are greatly appreciated. Thanks again!