Did you know that Ancestry.com is available for free in thousands of libraries in the U.S? You can’t create a tree, or post messages on message boards. You can’t sit in your jammies and work on your family (please don’t sit in your jammies in the library!). You can’t work until 3am in the morning. But you can view much of our great content.
You could print it. But that usually costs you money. Not much, granted, but it adds up. And printers don’t always work. You could save it to a flash drive, but not all libraries allow that. What is an excited genealogist to do? Trust your memory? Ha!
Well, how about if you send it home and download or print it there? When you are on the record page, look in the left hand corner and you will see a “Send Document” button.
Click that, enter your email address and we will send you an email with a link to a Family Discoveries Page.
From there you can download the image and print the transcribed information.
Want a quick demo? Check out this Five Minute Find: Sending Documents Home from the Library for more details.
About Anne Gillespie Mitchell
Anne Gillespie Mitchell is a Senior Product Manager at Ancestry.com. She is an active blogger on Ancestry.com and writes the Ancestry Anne column. She has been chasing her ancestors through Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina for many years. Anne holds a certificate from Boston University's Online Genealogical Research Program, and is currently on the clock working towards certification from the Board for Certification of Genealogists. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook and Finding Forgotten Stories.
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