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Research: FamilySearch Resources - In Person and Online
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FamilySearch is one of the important websites in the field of genealogical research. The FamilySearch, free, website is just one part of a larger network, provide by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FamilySearch includes over 6.3 billion searchable records and indexes online. FamilySearch provides digital images, education, digitized books, online indexing, a library catalog, and online access to genealogy sources in a variety of forms. The services provided through the FamilySearch organization have proven time and time again to be invaluable to researchers of all experiences and levels of expertise. In this course we will review all aspects of using the FamilySearch website and how to use the website to find, learn, network, and share with other researchers.


Course Content

Module 1
Getting Started
 
Introduction
Getting Started on FamilySearch
 
About the Website
• Granite Mountain Records Vault
 
Support and Help
 

Module 2
Search Functionality
 
Introduction
 
Find What You Need: Search Functionality
• How it Works
• Historical Records
• Best Practices
• Wild Card Search
 
Getting to the Records
What Now? 
Bibliography
 

Module 3
Now What?
 
Introduction
Indexed versus Non-Indexed Collections
Using the Online Viewer
Downloading Images
The Indexing Process
Citations
Bibliography
 

Module 4
The Research Wiki
 
Understanding the Research Wiki
• What is a “Wiki?”
 
Using the Wiki
Boolean Search
Wiki Tools
 
Contributing to the Wiki
• Quality Control
 
Glossary
 

Module 5
The Family Tree
 
Introduction
 
Family Tree
• Establishing Your Tree
• Extra Tools
• Connecting With Other Researchers
• Follow
• Training Resources
 
Memories
 

Module 6
Catalog and Books
 
Introduction
• Catalog Contents
• Searching the Catalog
• Microforms
 
FamilySearch Digital Library
 
Search
• FamilySearch Digital Library Search
• Narrowing Your Results
• Viewing Your Book
 

Module 7
FamilySearch Learning Center
 
Introduction
FamilySearch Blog

Module 8
Family History Centers
 
What is a Family History Center and a FamilySearch Library?
 
Using a Center
• What to Bring to the Center or Library
 
Services at the Center
• The Portal
• Use Microfilm
• Seminars and Presentations
• Expert Help
• Computers and Resources
 
 
 

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