Here’s a list of the computer cheat sheets for genealogists currently available for download below. Check back often as we’ll continue to add new ones.
- Keyboard Shortcuts
- Best Genealogy Websites Directory
- Free Versions of Subscription Databases
- Google Cheat Sheet
- Online Database Search Tracker
To download a cheat sheet: Enter your email address into one (or more) of the fields below and click the “Receive My Free Download” button to receive the cheat sheet listed above that field. The cheat sheet will either open immediately from the link you receive or instruct you to save the file to your hard drive. You can also print the cheat sheets by pulling down your File menu and selecting Print.
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Computer Keyboard Shortcuts
No need to click through your software menus—you can perform many common computer functions with a few simple keystrokes, saving time and energy. Refer to our handy list to learn keyboard shortcuts (on Windows and Mac) for everything from searching to saving.
We’ve now converted our annual Best Genealogy Websites feature article into an online directory, arranged by category and regularly updated to stay on top of the constantly changing resources available to aid you in your online genealogy research.
Free Versions of Subscription Databases
Did you know that some of the databases on subscription Web sites are also available elsewhere for free? This chart compares the gratis and subscription versions of several popular data collections.
Google Cheat Sheet
Learn all the tricks to using this super-powered search engine. Print out this page and keep it next to your computer to save time.
Online Database Search Tracker
Use this form to track searches in Ancestry.com and other online genealogy databases. You’ll avoid repeating fruitless searches, and, by methodically changing one search term at a time, increase your chances of finding the record you need.
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