Find your Ancestry tree number = treenumb (you can find this in every URL when you are looking at your tree)
Find the Ancestry database number = dbas
Insert those values into this URL:
If, like me, you regularly visit Randy Seaver's blog Genea-Musings you've probably already seen this hack ("Mining Ancestry.com Hints by Specific Record Collection - Updated"), but I love to refer to it whenever Ancestry releases a new database, like they did today for their "U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942" in time for Memorial Day weekend.
So for today's release I would use the following info:
the database number: http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002
and my tree number: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/14683958/family?cfpid=145378340
to get this:
|This is a sample of the results. 30 pages?? I'd better get to work!|
I often use this to check and see if any given database can be mined effectively. It also helps me a regularly sweep of my entire tree (which is full of collateral relations as well as my direct ancestors), which is often neglected.
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