Ancestry top search tips for name variants
Discover how to make the most of an online search for your ancestors with Ancestry's top name variants tips.
If you're searching for an ancestor online, entering that person's name and surname into the search engine of a family history database often isn't quite enough. Yes, you might strike lucky if the person concerned has an unusual name or was fortunate enough to have had their details recorded perfectly.
Usually, though, you might need to know a few tricks to help you get the most out of searching for an ancestor, as this Ancestry video explains. For more on searching for your ancestors, read our getting started guides.