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How to Attach Records to Your FamilySearch Family Tree

FamilySearch.org has an awesome tool that lets you attach historical records you find on FamilySearch.org to your FamilySearch Family Tree. When you find a record, you’ll launch this tool when you select the Attach to Family Tree button. This tool

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4 Tips for Organizing Your FamilySearch.org Source Box

If you’re like me, you enjoy having access to millions of free genealogy records on FamilySearch.org, and you may even find yourself having déjà vu as you conduct record searches. When I first started using FamilySearch.org, I didn’t really use

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How to Find Unsearchable Genealogy Records on FamilySearch.org

Did you know that when you search the Historical Records collection on FamilySearch.org that you’re searching only a fraction of the website’s digitized records? That’s because many record image collections on the site are unindexed, and thus not included in

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3 Search Strategies for Military Records on FamilySearch.org

What’s the key to finding military records on FamilySearch.org for your ancestors? Begin with these three search strategies. Start with the big picture Start broadly, then narrow your options by adding filters or additional search criteria. If you know your

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What to Do When You Find a Genealogy Record on FamilySearch.org

After you’ve determined a record truly is for your ancestor, you’ve got several options for what to do with that record in FamilySearch.org and in your personal family history record files. Save it to your Source Box FamilySearch.org’s Source Box

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History Lesson: Details to Know Before Doing Online Genealogy Searches

Knowing some background information on genealogy records and their historical context can help you search more efficiently for records on websites such as FamilySearch.org. What information should you know before starting your online genealogy record searches? Ancestor birth and death

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7 Tips for Interviewing Sources Via Email

No matter what writing project I work on—an article for magazine, a blog post for a university website, or even researching to write a book—some sources just prefer to answer interview questions via email. While interviews in person or via

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