This guide provides an overview of the information you'll find in census records on Ancestry Library Edition, including helpful tips for what to look for according to time period and search strategies for when you get stuck.
This guide provides an introduction to using Ancestry to trace ancestors who immigrated to the United States, featuring a step-by-step guide through the collections that are most likely to have relevant records. Page 5 includes a particularly helpful section: "Seven Tricks for Tricky Names."
This guide provides recommendations and information on using the records in Ancestry to do genealogical research for American Indians. Researchers are encouraged to consider the role of federal and state government agencies and officials in creating the bulk of records included in this database for all families, and American Indian families in particular. Pages 4-7 provide further information of types of records in which researchers are likely to find American Indian ancestors.
African American genealogical research can pose unique challenges due to the history of slavery and racism in the United States. This guide from Ancestry therefore walks you through finding records in two distinct eras of records, before and after 1870. Pages 4-5 of this guide list some record categories beyond the U.S. census that are most likely to provide insight on African American family history pre-1870.