Using your account at a club computer

There’s been an increase in the number of members who’d like to use their own account while in the club rooms. This is a Good Thing. (You might want to do this if you have a free Ancestry account or a subscription more limited than the club’s. If you want to sign up for a free account, click here.)

But this Good Thing creates a Problem. The Problem is that the club computers are set up to log on to automatically using the club account, when you use Internet Explorer. If you manage somehow to turn off this automatic login so you can get to your personal Ancestry account, then it doesn’t work for the next person.

One Solution to this Problem is: don’t use Internet Explorer to log into your own Ancestry account! Use Chrome or Firefox instead. Leave IE for the club account. (On the Mac, Safari takes the place of IE; you should use Chrome there too.) One Advantage of this Solution is that it lets you use both your Ancestry account and the club’s at the same time, in different browsers.

Another Solution some members choose is to bring your laptop or tablet with you, and use that for your own Ancestry account.

Thanks for your cooperation in this.

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