As the largest free genealogy website—which is rapidly adding historical record images—FamilySearch.org should be a frequent stop for any family historian. And don’t let the simplicity of the search form fool you: As I share in the Unofficial Guide to FamilySearch.org (Family Tree Books), there’s much more under the hood here to help you ferret out your ancestors’ records from the gazillions in the site’s collections.
Let me introduce you to tricks for searching the historical records databases on FamilySearch.org and arm you with strategies for finding the family history records you need.
Read the full excerpt from Unofficial Guide to FamilySearch.org to learn how to capitalize on your searches of FamilySearch.org’s historical records databases.
ABOUT DANA MCCULLOUGH
Dana McCullough is a freelance writer and editor who frequently writes, edits, copy-edits, and proofreads content for magazines, blogs, websites, books, and more. She is the owner of Dana’s Creative Services and author of the Unofficial Guide to FamilySearch.org. Twitter:@DanasCreative