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Guides: How to Use Ancestorian

Guide: How to Find People Researching the Same Place as You

A short guide because this is one of the very reasons for Ancestorian... and so it is really easy to do. Read on.

Guide: What You Can Do on a Place Page

Every place on Ancestorian has it's own place page. These are one of the most powerful starting out points of the site.

Use this guide to find out all of the features that are available on place pages: how you can use them to find other researchers, how to see what surnames are linked there, how to build and join groups based on your common interest in the place, and so much more.

Guide: Link a Surname to a Place

See Section 5 of previous guide.

If you want for a surname to be linked to a place, that is to say - that a particular family was found in a certain village or town - then you can manually link a surname to a place. 

This task is done from within the place page of the place in question. The guide of how to do this is found in section 5 of the Guide: What You Can Do on a Place Page.

Guide: How to Add a Place to Your Research Interests

Ancestorian is all about finding other people researching the same people and places as you.

The best way to find those other researchers is to publicly show what places you are researching. If you aren't uploading a GEDCOM to do this automatically, then you can manually register your interest in individual places.

Use this guide to find out how.

Guide: How to Add a Missing Place to Ancestorian

Even though we have a wonderfully curated list of thousands of places, villages and settlements throughout the world, there are still many places we don't know about.

If the place you want to add as a research interest is not included in Ancestorian already, you can add it. 

Find out how in this guide.

Guide: Place Naming Conventions

To ensure that Ancestorian stays tidy and that interoperability with other websites and services are kept to the highest standards possible, we have adopted some place naming conventions.

Following these within your research also helps you to really keep your GEDCOM files clean too. 

Read about them in this guide.

Guide: Manage Places You Research

Once you have uploaded a GEDCOM or added places and surnames that you research manually, sometimes you will want to manage which of these is shown publicly or perhaps even remove them altogether.

This personal administration area is where you can do just that. 

Use this guide to find out how. 

Guide: How to Find People Researching the Same Name as You

A short guide because this is one of the very reasons for Ancestorian... and so it is really easy to do. Read on.

Guide: What You Can Do on a Surname Page

Every surname on Ancestorian has it's own surname page. These are one of the most powerful starting out points of the site.

Use this guide to find out all of the features that are available on surname pages: how you can use them to find other researchers, how to see what places are linked to the name, how to build and join groups based on your common interest in the surname, and so much more.

Guide: How to Add a Surname to Your Research Interests

Ancestorian is all about finding other people researching the same people and places as you.

The best way to find those other researchers is to publicly show what surnames you are researching. If you aren't uploading a GEDCOM to do this automatically, then you can manually register your interest in individual surnames.

Use this guide to find out how.

Guide: How to Add a Missing Surname to Ancestorian

Even though we have a wonderfully curated list of thousands of surnames found throughout the world, there are still many surnames we don't know about.

If the surname you want to add as a research interest is not included in Ancestorian already, you can add it. 

Find out how in this guide.

Guide: Manage Surnames You Research

Once you have uploaded a GEDCOM or added places and surnames that you research manually, sometimes you will want to manage which of these is shown publicly or perhaps even remove them altogether.

This personal administration area is where you can do just that. 

Use this guide to find out how. 

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