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Module 3 - Research/Help
Module 3 Index - Research
 Using FamilySearch to Find Records 3
 Modifying the Search Criteria 8
 Finding Children with...
Using FamilySearch to Find Records...
Click the FamilySearch link
under Search Records
FamilySearch automatically searches...
The other
records refer to
someone else
These records represent
the correct Maria
Name and birth information is automatica...
To see these records….
Using FamilySearch to Find Records...
Click the
Preview Arrow
If the record pertains to
the person, click Attach
to Family Tree and
follow the same steps as
previously shown.
Details o...
What If I Don’t Find a Record I Need?
Sometimes the record you
are looking for doesn’t show
up with the automatic search
S...
Several
matching
records are
found
Add a spouse name and click Update
Delete the birth info
Modifying the Search Criteria....
Modifying the Search Criteria...
You may find Maria’s second marriage by:
1. Changing her maiden name to her
married name ...
Modifying the Search Criteria...
You may also find Maria’s second marriage by:
Using broad or narrow search criteria
There are many ways to modify your search
Change a name (i.e. married vs. maiden, nicknames,
farm vs. patronymic names in ...
Finding Children with a Parent Search...
Leave the name field
blank
Enter one or both
parent’s names
Enter a place name an...
Searching Within a Specific Collection...
Click on Search to look
for a specific record or
to see what records
FamilySearc...
Searching Within a Specific Collection...
If needed, click Records
to get to this page.
Click on Browse all
Published Coll...
Searching Within a Specific Collection...
Narrow your search
by Place, Date, or
Collection
Searching Within a Specific Collection...
This symbol means
there are images on
a partner website
such as FindMyPast
This ...
FamilySearch Partners...
Ancestry, Findmypast, and
MyHeritage records can also be
searched from Search Records
Family Tree...
Other Helpful Websites...
●Findagrave.com
●Billiongraves.com
●Google.com
●www.books.google.com
●www.maps.google.com
●Cyndi...
Attaching an Internet Source...
Add a source title--
include the person’s
name and the name of
the record collection--
cop...
Attaching an Internet Source...
Add a url--copy and
paste from the browser
Add a description of where the record is found-...
Attaching an Internet Source...
Click Save, then Attach and Tag
In the notes, add the
important information
contained in t...
Getting Help at FamilySearch.org
Click Get
Help
Getting Help at FamilySearch.org...
Self Help*
Contact Tools
*This Self Help menu is for
the FS home page; it is
slightly ...
Self Help - Help Center...
Select a Help Topic
Search FAQ’s
View Top
10 FAQ’s
Click
Help
Center
Self Help - Learning Center...
Contains numerous online
videos and slide presentations
on how to do research
Can be sorted...
Self Help - Research Wiki...
Search
by place
or topic
Or click on
the map
Wiki articles discuss how
and where to find reco...
Self Help - Research Wiki...
The England page
Self Help - Research Wiki...
Select from a large list of topics
Self Help - Research Wiki...
Select Emigration
and Immigration
Self Help - Research Wiki...
View the
article
Self Help - Research Wiki...
Click on the
map or click a
county name
Self Help - Research Wiki...
View the county page
Contact Tools...
Contact FamilySearch
via phone, chat or email
Lists local consultants and
Family History Centers
Enables ...
Paula Madison
Start at 8:43
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKKdGFGTgms&list=PLGng78LVGBHEsOqqazqSLaUv
wVgKv-jne
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3 Family Search Research

  1. 1. Module 3 - Research/Help
  2. 2. Module 3 Index - Research  Using FamilySearch to Find Records 3  Modifying the Search Criteria 8  Finding Children with a Parent Search 12  Searching Within a Specific Collection 13  FamilySearch Partners 17  Other Helpful Websites 18  Attaching an Internet Source 19  Getting Help at FamilySearch.org 22  Contact Tools 33
  3. 3. Using FamilySearch to Find Records... Click the FamilySearch link under Search Records FamilySearch automatically searches billions of indexed records using the name and birth information from this Person Page Check to see if there are Record Hints. In this case, there are none available.
  4. 4. The other records refer to someone else These records represent the correct Maria Name and birth information is automatically entered into the search fields Using FamilySearch to Find Records...
  5. 5. To see these records…. Using FamilySearch to Find Records... Click the Preview Arrow
  6. 6. If the record pertains to the person, click Attach to Family Tree and follow the same steps as previously shown. Details of an indexed record are shown As you click the Preview Arrow.... Using FamilySearch to Find Records... If there is an image available, be sure to click & view the image
  7. 7. What If I Don’t Find a Record I Need? Sometimes the record you are looking for doesn’t show up with the automatic search Sometimes there are no available record hints Click on FamilySearch and then…..
  8. 8. Several matching records are found Add a spouse name and click Update Delete the birth info Modifying the Search Criteria... Changing the search criteria often finds more records
  9. 9. Modifying the Search Criteria... You may find Maria’s second marriage by: 1. Changing her maiden name to her married name (from first husband) 2. Entering marriage information instead of birth information 3. Adding a spouse name 4. Clicking Update
  10. 10. Modifying the Search Criteria... You may also find Maria’s second marriage by: Using broad or narrow search criteria
  11. 11. There are many ways to modify your search Change a name (i.e. married vs. maiden, nicknames, farm vs. patronymic names in some countries, etc.) Add relationships (modify parent or spouse names, use different relationship combinations, etc.) Change the event from birth to another event (marriage, death, residence), including broad or narrow dates and places or using multiple events Restrict to only certain record types, places, etc. Modifying the Search Criteria...
  12. 12. Finding Children with a Parent Search... Leave the name field blank Enter one or both parent’s names Enter a place name and a broad date range (to cover childbearing years) 7 children were found!
  13. 13. Searching Within a Specific Collection... Click on Search to look for a specific record or to see what records FamilySearch has.
  14. 14. Searching Within a Specific Collection... If needed, click Records to get to this page. Click on Browse all Published Collections
  15. 15. Searching Within a Specific Collection... Narrow your search by Place, Date, or Collection
  16. 16. Searching Within a Specific Collection... This symbol means there are images on a partner website such as FindMyPast This symbol means that there are images on FamilySearch that you can browse through. These records do not have an image, but they have been indexed and are searchable. Browse Images means these records have not been indexed yet.
  17. 17. FamilySearch Partners... Ancestry, Findmypast, and MyHeritage records can also be searched from Search Records Family Tree information is automatically entered into partner search fields You will need an account to see the information on these sites, or you can access these websites for free at an LDS Family History Center
  18. 18. Other Helpful Websites... ●Findagrave.com ●Billiongraves.com ●Google.com ●www.books.google.com ●www.maps.google.com ●Cyndislist.com ●US GenWeb.org These are just a few of hundreds that are available.
  19. 19. Attaching an Internet Source... Add a source title-- include the person’s name and the name of the record collection-- copy and paste from the source when possible Click create New Source
  20. 20. Attaching an Internet Source... Add a url--copy and paste from the browser Add a description of where the record is found--At Ancestry this may be copied from source information OR, download an image, add it to the person’s “Documents” then attach it to the source
  21. 21. Attaching an Internet Source... Click Save, then Attach and Tag In the notes, add the important information contained in the record (web link may become inactive, partner account required to view web link) Consider copying and pasting indexed information, add other details if needed
  22. 22. Getting Help at FamilySearch.org Click Get Help
  23. 23. Getting Help at FamilySearch.org... Self Help* Contact Tools *This Self Help menu is for the FS home page; it is slightly different for other pages, i.e Family Tree, Memories, etc.
  24. 24. Self Help - Help Center... Select a Help Topic Search FAQ’s View Top 10 FAQ’s Click Help Center
  25. 25. Self Help - Learning Center... Contains numerous online videos and slide presentations on how to do research Can be sorted by place, skill level and subject Click Learning Center
  26. 26. Self Help - Research Wiki... Search by place or topic Or click on the map Wiki articles discuss how and where to find records Click Research Wiki England
  27. 27. Self Help - Research Wiki... The England page
  28. 28. Self Help - Research Wiki... Select from a large list of topics
  29. 29. Self Help - Research Wiki... Select Emigration and Immigration
  30. 30. Self Help - Research Wiki... View the article
  31. 31. Self Help - Research Wiki... Click on the map or click a county name
  32. 32. Self Help - Research Wiki... View the county page
  33. 33. Contact Tools... Contact FamilySearch via phone, chat or email Lists local consultants and Family History Centers Enables you to allow Support to remotely access your computer Contains a record of each time you have contacted FamilySearch
  34. 34. Paula Madison Start at 8:43 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKKdGFGTgms&list=PLGng78LVGBHEsOqqazqSLaUv wVgKv-jne

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