October 31, 2014

Two Better Ways to Search the FamilySearch Genealogy Website

Would you like to get better search results at the FamilySearch website? A new video from the folks at FamilySearch explains two new search functions that help you reach the genealogy records you are looking for while getting irrelevant results out of your way.

FamilySearch.org remains at the forefront of genealogy research and is constantly adding new digitized genealogical records to the free website.  If you are new to researching your family history, it’s a site you will definitely want to book mark!

The video below show examples of the following two search improvements:

1. When searching FamilySearch’s online historical records collections, you can now restrict your search to a specific country or specific record type.

2. When searching the FamilySearch catalogue, you can now use multiple search parameters, rather than being limited to one as before.

Want to learn more about how to find your family history? The RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City is the place to be. I’ll be there presenting several sessions, there’s a new “Getting Started” track for beginners, and the expo hall will be bigger and better than ever. Visit the RootsTech website for all the details.

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About Lisa

Lisa Louise Cooke is the Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, an online genealogy audio show at www.GenealogyGems.com. She is the author of the books Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies and The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, and the Google Earth for Genealogy DVD series, an international conference speaker, and writer for Family Tree Magazine.