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I have been using Ancestry.com since it came on line so I thought I was using the features as well as I could...until Crista showed this drop down box under Tree pages. This box is right next to your ancestry,com on line Tree Name.
|Screen Capture:Tree pages Drop Down Box -Ancestry.com|
The drop down box leads to this when clicking on Tree Overview: A detailed page of all the comments, pictures, hints, etc. that you have on your tree!
|Screen Capture: Tree Overview page Ancestsry.com|
WHY hadn't I noticed it before?! OK, I am sure everyone else who uses Ancestry.com already knew it was there!
Looking at the right side of the page, I noticed this list:
|Screen Capture Hints on Tree Overview page Ancestry.com|
Oh, my goodness! Hints listed in a manageable way! Instead of looking at that Shaky Leaf at the top of my Home Page and feeling a bit overwhelmed, I could have been coming here and looking for specific types of Hints.
I started with photo's first. Skimming through a list of only 385 seemed reasonable. It didn't take long to find these pictures.
|Screen Capture Picture Hint Results Ancestry.com|
The links were for two of the sisters of Arthur Wellington Baker (1857-1940), my Paternal Great Great Grandfather.
|Mary Ellen Baker Richardson (1853-1946)|
Picture Courtesy Sarah Fulton, Ancestry.com
|Laura Montgomery Baker (1858-1948)|
Picture Courtesy Sarah Fulton,Ancestry.com
Next, I clicked on the Stories link and found these.
|Screen Capture Stories Results page Ancestry.com|
|Story submitted by|
|Story Submitted by cbcabler Ancestry.com|
In any case, I have more clues to go on and a new understanding of tools to help me with my research.
So, thanks Crista Cowen! I will be watching again next week!
©Cheri Hudson Passey