What’s New at
FamilySearch?
Getting Youth Involved
Connecting living generations
Leveraging technology
Serving the world’s families
FamilySearch Branches Out
Collaborative Family Tree for everyone

Add and share photos and stories

Search 3.5 billion nam...
www.familysearch.org
Family Tree: Photos
Nearly
2 million
photos
uploaded
Family Tree: Fan Chart
Family Tree: Pedigree View
Family Tree: Person View
Search Categories
▪ Records
3.5 Billion records some with images

▪ Genealogies
Ancestral File and Pedigree Resource File ...
Bottom Half of Main Search Screen:
Choose your country
View all collections for that country
Main Search Screen
Parish Registers on FamilySearch

The marked items are the old IGI for British Isles
Photoduplication Service
Photoduplication Service
www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Photoduplication_Services
What does the little camera mean?

Sorry, but the camera can mean four different things
• You can see image at home with n...
Cornwall and Devon Browse Images
• First choose County: Cornwall
• Then choose Parish: Bodmin
• Then choose event and time...
Parish Registers on FamilySearch
7 January Additions to Records
Search Tips
Use ‘exact match’ wisely.
(It’s the small box to the right of a search field)

Learn to use ‘filters’
Search b...
Search Tips: Wildcards
1 Remember to include at least 3 letters
Not Sm*; Not G*z
2 Use up to three wildcards in a name
H*p...
Search Tips: Wildcards
4 Use a wildcard for up to 3 letters at the
front of a name
*skeep for Inskeep; *bou for Thibou
5 U...
At the top of every page: Get Help
Wiki: Find a Probate Jurisdiction
Search for ‘[Warks] probate’. Scroll down in the article
to Court Jurisdictions by Paris...
Learning Centre Video Courses
maps.familysearch.org
Parish
Civil Registration
Diocese
Rural Deanery
Poor Law Union
Hundred
Province
Division
Boyd’s Inhabitants of London in a trice
histfam.familysearch.org
On home page choose ‘See community trees’
Boyd’s Inhabitants of London Result
London Family History Centre
Free subscription sites
Ancestry, FindMyPast, Origins, TheGenealogist,
US sites etc

Major mi...
www.londonfhc.org
Lincolnshire records on film

Films from 684 Lincolnshire
parishes are currently
available for viewing.
English Probate Records on film
•
•
•
•
•
•

Post 1858 Probate Calendars 1858-1957
Post 1858 Record Copy Wills 1858-1925
P...
Summar
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Online records under
Search
Collaborative Family
Tree
Catalogue of all LDS
films

www.londo...
Egypt 2nd millenium BC
60 generations of Priests of the god Ptah

Berlin stele of Ashakhet
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Fs news2014 jan

  1. 1. What’s New at FamilySearch?
  2. 2. Getting Youth Involved
  3. 3. Connecting living generations
  4. 4. Leveraging technology
  5. 5. Serving the world’s families
  6. 6. FamilySearch Branches Out Collaborative Family Tree for everyone Add and share photos and stories Search 3.5 billion names
  7. 7. www.familysearch.org
  8. 8. Family Tree: Photos Nearly 2 million photos uploaded
  9. 9. Family Tree: Fan Chart
  10. 10. Family Tree: Pedigree View
  11. 11. Family Tree: Person View
  12. 12. Search Categories ▪ Records 3.5 Billion records some with images ▪ Genealogies Ancestral File and Pedigree Resource File (read-only) ▪ Catalog Key to 93 % of the world biggest genealogical collection ▪ Books More than 100,000 FH books from several libraries ▪ Wiki A seriously underutilised treasure
  13. 13. Bottom Half of Main Search Screen: Choose your country View all collections for that country
  14. 14. Main Search Screen
  15. 15. Parish Registers on FamilySearch The marked items are the old IGI for British Isles
  16. 16. Photoduplication Service
  17. 17. Photoduplication Service www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Photoduplication_Services
  18. 18. What does the little camera mean? Sorry, but the camera can mean four different things • You can see image at home with no log-in • You can only see image at a Family History Centre • You can see image by logging in as an LDS member • You can see image by logging in as LDS or public member
  19. 19. Cornwall and Devon Browse Images • First choose County: Cornwall • Then choose Parish: Bodmin • Then choose event and time period
  20. 20. Parish Registers on FamilySearch
  21. 21. 7 January Additions to Records
  22. 22. Search Tips Use ‘exact match’ wisely. (It’s the small box to the right of a search field) Learn to use ‘filters’ Search by given name only as specific as possible with date and place Search with no names at all as specific as possible with date and place
  23. 23. Search Tips: Wildcards 1 Remember to include at least 3 letters Not Sm*; Not G*z 2 Use up to three wildcards in a name H*p*z* or B*rch*l* 3 Use a wildcard in both given and surname Sus* B*nett
  24. 24. Search Tips: Wildcards 4 Use a wildcard for up to 3 letters at the front of a name *skeep for Inskeep; *bou for Thibou 5 Use a wildcard for more than one letter at the end of a name Hep* for Hepzibah
  25. 25. At the top of every page: Get Help
  26. 26. Wiki: Find a Probate Jurisdiction Search for ‘[Warks] probate’. Scroll down in the article to Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
  27. 27. Learning Centre Video Courses
  28. 28. maps.familysearch.org Parish Civil Registration Diocese Rural Deanery Poor Law Union Hundred Province Division
  29. 29. Boyd’s Inhabitants of London in a trice histfam.familysearch.org On home page choose ‘See community trees’
  30. 30. Boyd’s Inhabitants of London Result
  31. 31. London Family History Centre Free subscription sites Ancestry, FindMyPast, Origins, TheGenealogist, US sites etc Major microfilm collection Parish records 10,000+ parishes All wills 1858-1925 plus huge probate coll’n Irish records Scottish records Caribbean records Exotic records Tuesday Talks Speakers available
  32. 32. www.londonfhc.org
  33. 33. Lincolnshire records on film Films from 684 Lincolnshire parishes are currently available for viewing.
  34. 34. English Probate Records on film • • • • • • Post 1858 Probate Calendars 1858-1957 Post 1858 Record Copy Wills 1858-1925 PC York Calendars and Copy Wills PC Canterbury Calendars & Wills Death Duty Registers Many many pre 1858 probate records
  35. 35. Summar www.familysearch.org y Online records under Search Collaborative Family Tree Catalogue of all LDS films www.londonfhc.org No online records Catalogue of on-site films
  36. 36. Egypt 2nd millenium BC 60 generations of Priests of the god Ptah Berlin stele of Ashakhet

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