Posted by on April 5, 2014 in Site, Research

Spring is officially here! Join Crista Cowan as she shares tips and tricks for pruning your family tree. You’ll discover ways to clean up, lighten up and freshen up your family history research.


Thelma Waters 

I can find absolutely nothing on this new Search. Pleeeze give us back the old search??????

April 5, 2014 at 11:28 am

Thelma, you need to go to:

“A Fond Farewell to Old Search”

There are at this time 249 comments complaining about the only current search. Leave your comment there.

April 5, 2014 at 1:49 pm
Colleen Lockwood 

What do you do with records you have sent for, spent the money to receive? Do you digitize and throw away or keep in a file?

Also, I have found I can use the page for an individual on ancestry as a time line, I can print it out and add in what I know using add a fact. I can see the holes where I need to do more research. I can also tell which documents I have in the description part. But this gives me lots of paper to store in family notebooks, but the information is partly digitized.


April 6, 2014 at 11:36 am
Jen White 

Listened to Spring Cleaning w/ Crista this morning. Deleted old, dead trees tonight – no problem! I’m thrilled… I had renamed my online tree so many times when I got FTM and had syncing problems. Now I have just my one tree instead of duplicates! Tomorrow night I will work on cleaning my files. Thanks so much!

April 7, 2014 at 10:53 pm
Bev Nephew Davis 

I’m a little confused by this. I’m actually keeping two trees, one for each side of my family. maternal and paternal. It helps me because I have a half-sister who I share with and she’s not interested in my mother’s side.

Thanks for the info. I wish I’d known some of this when I started…

April 8, 2014 at 1:43 pm