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Saving Sources from Ancestry.com on FamilySearch.org Can Be Beneficial


Checking Ancestry.com to find sources for FamilySearch.org.

I found this at Ancestry.com while using the feature at FamilySearch.org. This is George Epps Tucker's (1859-1927) will in Richland County, South Carolina.

South Carolina, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980 for George Epps Tucker Richland Wills, Vol U-V, 1927-1932

Next, I will save the URL on George Epps Tucker's (1859-1927) sources on FamilySearch.org. This is what it looks like:


South Carolina, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980 for George Epps Tucker Richland Wills, Vol U-V, 1927-1932

If you would like to learn how I did this, here is an example: The Most Important Feature in FamilySearch is the Sources.



Saving sources from Ancestry.com on FamilySearch.org can be beneficial for several reasons:

  1. Centralized Record Keeping: By saving your sources on FamilySearch.org, you have all your genealogical information in one place. This makes it easier to access and manage your records.

  2. Collaboration: FamilySearch.org is a collaborative platform, which means that other researchers can access and view the sources you've saved. This can be helpful if you're working with other genealogists or if you're trying to connect with distant relatives.

  3. Free Access: FamilySearch.org is free to use, while Ancestry.com requires a paid subscription to access most of its records. By saving sources on FamilySearch.org, you ensure that your research is accessible to anyone who wants to view it, regardless of whether they have a subscription to Ancestry.com.

  4. Preservation: By saving sources on FamilySearch.org, you're contributing to the preservation of historical records. FamilySearch.org is a non-profit organization that works to digitize and preserve historical documents, making them accessible to researchers around the world.

  5. Accessibility: FamilySearch.org offers accessibility features such as language translation and audio narration, which can be helpful for non-native speakers or individuals with visual impairments.

  6. Record Linking: FamilySearch.org allows you to link records together, which can help you build a more comprehensive family tree. For example, if you find a marriage record on Ancestry.com, you can link it to the corresponding individual's profile on FamilySearch.org.

  7. Mobile App: FamilySearch.org has a mobile app that allows you to access your research from anywhere. This can be helpful if you're traveling or don't have access to a computer.

  8. Record Hints: FamilySearch.org offers record hints, which can help you discover new information about your ancestors. For example, if you've saved a census record from Ancestry.com on FamilySearch.org, the platform may suggest other records that are related to that individual, such as birth or death records.

  9. User-friendly Interface: FamilySearch.org has a user-friendly interface that is easy to navigate and search, making it easier to find and save relevant sources.

  10. Record Verification: FamilySearch.org allows users to verify and correct information in records, which can help improve the accuracy of your research.

  11. Community Support: FamilySearch.org has an active online community where users can ask questions, share research tips, and connect with other genealogists. This can be helpful if you're stuck on a particular research problem or need help deciphering a difficult record.

  12. Personalized Research Recommendations: FamilySearch.org offers personalized research recommendations based on your family tree and research history. This can help you discover new sources and expand your research beyond what you've already found on Ancestry.com.

Overall, saving sources from Ancestry.com on FamilySearch.org can help you organize your research, collaborate with others, and contribute to the preservation of historical records.



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