Computerized Ancestor Search Hints

The Computerized Ancestor is where I had my big breakthrough site in searching my great-grandmother's ancestry. Family lore was that her father's name was Theodore Burns and her mother's name was Delilah Hall. As it turns out, her father was Mathew Theodore Burns and her mother was Delilah Cummins. Delilah's mother was Sarah Hall. Nevertheless, I found Mathew and Delilah at this site. One great feature of this site is that you can see all the names submitted by a researcher. Once I found Mathew and Delilah, I then had a list of names that eventually connected my great-grandmother to the Quakers in the 1600's.

Ancestor searches on name and spouse's name are available at this site. The date and location searching is also available. Your best bet is to search using as much as you know about your ancestor.

How to Search Computerized Ancestor for Family Trees

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  • Best Way to Search: Go to Active Searches for easier searching. At the Active Searches page, you need only to enter your ancestor data once to search all the websites. Active Searches is a free service that creates the optimal searches for your ancestor data.
  • Manually search Computerized Ancestor yourself. This will open a new window so you can refer back to the search hints above.

Computerized Ancestor Website Capabilities

See the definition of terms for any questions on the meaning of the entries.

x free searches
x* free viewing of pedigrees
  paid viewing
  free downloads of pedigrees
  paid downloads
  contact information for submitter
x ability to see all the names submitted by a particular researcher
  ability to restrict searches to updates since a specific time
x searches with spouse's name
  searches with parent's names
x searches by place of birth
  searches by place of marriage
  searches by place of death
x searches by country
x searches by state, province, or political subdivision
x searches by date
  ability to specify date ranges for searching
x searches by exact spelling of name
x searches by metaphone
  searches by soundex
  ability to automatically find possible matches in your ancestry

* Pedigrees are not provided. Instead, a listing is provided showing the person's spouse along with birth, death, and marriage information.