1. Add the words genealogy to ancestors searches. Try adding locations as well.
2. Use quotation marks to search for an exact phrase “Aaron James Underwood”
3. Use an * asterik to search inside quotation marks to specify unknown words “Aaron * Underwood”
4. Use OR to search for multiple names such as Aaron Underwood OR Underwood Aaron
5. Use the minus sign – to eliminate words such as “Thomas Frost”-weather
6. Search for words on specific websites such as the local library or historical society ex “Benjamin Franklin Hall” siteBuffaloPhilharmonic
7. Browse Google News Archives going back to the 1880s at news.google.com/newspapers.
8. Google Images – enter family names, places, occupations, anything to bring up images. It changes every week or so and has amazing family history photos.
9. See if your ancestors applied for a patent. patents.google.com
10. Search Google books at books.google.com for a person or place to find family history books and citiy directories. You will be amazed and what you can find.
Have fun with this and please comment what you find.
Just for Fun!! Have a FamilySearch Account? Click on this link to see what your infographic looks like. https://www.familysearch.org/campaign/infographic
Did you receive an email from FamilySearch.org about your Pioneer Ancestors and want to take a look again, but have deleted or can’t find the email? Here is a link to get you back to them.
This is a brand new update to the FamilySearch App. Take a look at this blog article to learn all about it. It is very easy to use.
Using Multiple Screens in the FamilySearch Family Tree App
Just sharing this blog by FamilySearch about when immigrants starting coming into Ellis Island in New York. If you haven’t ever used this site, take a look at this blog. I have found several passengers and pictures of the ships my ancestors came on. It is so cool.
When Did New York Immigration Start at Ellis Island?
Did you know that you can see all of the stories you have added to your ancestors by signing into FamilySearch and going to the Gallery? You can also easily see what stories others have commented on. It’s so easy.
Finding where and when your ancestors immigrated can help in finding where you need to research before they arrived in the US. Check out this FamilySearch blog article that will help in your quest.
Castle Garden: Immigration Before Ellis Island
Did you know that searching for your ancestors in Tax Records can help in breaking down your genealogy brick walls? Take a look at this video to learn how to find tax records on FamilySearch.org and how to search them.
FamilySearch continues to update the Help Tips on each webpage. Take a look at this short 5 minute video to see just how they can help you.
Are you a Temple and Family History Consultant for your ward? Did you know that FamilySearch has recently updated the Consultant Planner and has made it easy to see your calling responsibilities.