Friday, November 14, 2014
Search Strategies in FamilySearch Historical Records
There are a few simple rules for increasing your effectiveness in searching FamilySearch.org's Historical Record Collections. These rules are not the same as those you might use to search on Google or in a catalog, but they do work well for searching in online genealogical databases. This particular set of rules is found in the Learning Center of the Get Help link on the FamilySearch.org startup page. Here is a screenshot showing the Get Help link:
Select the Learning Center from the pull-down menu. Once at the Learning Center, look for the Family Tree Training Lessons and Videos as shown in this screenshot:
Next, click on the View this Lesson link:
The Search Strategies are in the Level One (beginning) lessons:
Here is an arrow showing the Search Strategies lesson material. Be sure and notice the rest of the lessons on searching.
There are supporting videos for some of the lessons, but the core materials are contained in the written lesson materials.