Do you know that FamilySearch has over 1800 recorded classes on various topics and research strategies for countries all of the the world. It is easy to get to them if you how.
Are you trying to help a youth between the ages of 8 and 12 years old? I have the solution. I created accounts for three of my grandchildren to figure out the best way to do this. Take a look at this video to see what I learned.
Now you can see the Ordinances Ready feature on FamilySearch.org. A few weeks ago, it was only possible to see them in the FamilySearch Mobile App.
Watch this quick video to see how to change your password on FamilySearch.org
Are you loving the new Discovery Fan Charts? Do you know that you can also view siblings on the chart. This quick video shows you how easy it is.
Four days ago FamilySearch announced in their blog that your Family Tree has new discovery fan charts. Check out the blog and the video below to learn more about it.
FamilySearch has just updated their mobile tree app to allow you to to print, or take a confirmation number to the temple if you are a Latter Day Saint member. Check out this video to learn how. It’s very easy.
https://youtu.be/fJIHXu_xDfc – Click on this link if you want to watch it full screen.
Did you know that you can receive Free Help with your genealogy by joining and asking your questions on a Facebook Group? This video is about joining a FamilySearch group, but there are thousand more. Watch the video, and here is the link to my Facebook Group page with links to all of the FamilySearch Groups, links to thousands of other groups, and also how-to-videos on getting the most out of a group. Please comment if you have questions. http://www.freegenealogyhelp.com/genealogy-facebook-groups/
https://youtu.be/UnEdHyeEN2A – Click this link to make it full screen
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