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The Card Catalog is Your Source for Specific Records

With over 5 billion records available on, you’ll be enjoying hours upon hours of researching census, BMD, and military records. But’s databases are so extensive, how can you find everything? For example, what if you want to see what records are available from France? Or what if you are looking specifically for a specific database? Truly, it’s difficult to perform a search for a particular item among 5 billion records.

That’s why Ancestry provides the card catalog. Whether you’re looking for census, BMD, military records, or anything else, the card catalog is a great place to find specifics. With such complexity, however, it’s easier to see it in action, so go ahead and check out the video below.

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