New “Ordinances Ready” feature in the FamilySearch Tree Mobile App

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. – Click on this link if you want to watch it full screen.

Join a FamilySearch Genealogy Facebook Group Community – Free Help

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. – Click this link to make it full screen

Google Search Tips from the September 2018 FamilyTree Magazine

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

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.

10.  Search Google books at 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.