In my post Ancestry Matches Death, Burial, Cemetery, Obituary Records with Family Tree People, Except it Doesn't on 17 October 2012, I wished that Ancestry.com had a similar capability.
Ancestry.com offers their green "shaky leaf" Hints for persons in Ancestry Member Trees and in a Family Tree Maker 2012 database (if connected to the Internet with an Ancestry membership). But that feature depends on selecting a specific person in your tree.
Is there a way to search an Ancestry Member Tree to find all of the "Hints" that were found for one specific Ancestry.com record collection? YES, there is, and it takes a little work around, but it is very doable.
Kristi Hancock commented on the October post, saying:
"I have had the same dreams of this "Ideal Ancestry World"! I have found a little bit of a work around that I figured out when Ancestry started the link on the 1940 Census page to see your hints from that database only.
"When I go to that link for my tree, this is what is in the address bar:http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/37639567/hints?src=hw&hf=record&hs=last&hdbid=2442
"The last four digits (2442) is the code for the 1940 Census database. Now, go to another database and look in the address bar for its "code". For example, the code for the Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 is 8781.
"If you go back to that original link and change the 2442 to 8781, you will see the hints for your tree in that database."
I copied that into the address bar, and saw this screen on Ancestry.com:
That worked, and I received a list of 60 persons in my Ancestry Member Tree with Hints for the 1940 U.S. Census that I had not accepted or rejected. I can review each Hint, and accept or reject the Hint. If I do that, it is removed from the "People With Hints" list. If I want to capture the record image, I can save it to my computer "Ancestor Files" folders.
2) What if I want to change to another Ancestry Record Collection? I need to find the Ancestry assigned database number for the collection. In a separate window tab, I went to Ancestry's Card Catalog and selected the Social Security Death Index:
The Ancestry-assigned database number for the Social Security Death Index is 3693. Do you see it on the screen above in the URL on address bar? It is the last part of the URL.
Note: It is important that you use the Ancestry Card Catalog to obtain the database number. You can use the Search or Keyword fields to find the database of interest.
I copied my URL above and substituted "3693" for "2442" and saw: