Use Caution When Accepting Ancestry Hints

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Ancestry hints can be just the thing to break through genealogy brick walls, but they can just as easily lead you astray. Check out my video on what to do before accepting an Ancestry shaky leaf hint into your tree:

To learn more about Ancestry hints straight from the source, check out this great video by one of my genealogy heroes, Crista Cowen, the Barefoot Genealogist:

Also, I need your help! I swear I’ve seen a video that shows an easy way to manipulate the Ancestry.com URL to fix a hint if it’s originally for the wrong person. However, now this video is lost in the ether. If you’ve seen this video, or you’re familiar with this simple way to “fix” Ancestry hints for the wrong person, please leave me a comment. Thanks!

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