Where is the manual for FamilySearch Family Tree? Well, it resides in the link on the startup page called "Get Help." Here is a screenshot showing the link:
Once you click on the Get Help link, you get a pull-down menu of places to go:
There are two options; the Help Center or the Learning Center. If you have specific question you go to the Help Center. If you want to see the complete instructions for the whole Family Tree program, you go to the Learning Center. I will come back to the Help Center in another post. Right now, I would direct you to the Learning Center. Here is a screenshot:
Take some time to explore this huge and valuable resource. Hmm. As I look at this list of instructions, I see one that catches my eye; Manual Separation Process for Separating Incorrectly Combined Records. That one seems to be the answer to many of the questions I have fielded recently. What else is there in this vast storehouse of knowledge about genealogy, family history and specifically FamilySearch Family Tree?
How about "Finding Our Cousins: Using New Tools on FamilySearch.org?" That might be helpful. I could go on and on, but then there is the pièce de résistance, the core manual for the entire program:
Here it is. The entire manual set forth in a series of short lessons on different topics. The entire program even comes in Spanish. Here are some examples:
The text reads:
Mouse Skills: To be successful in Family Tree -- good mouse skills are necessary. If you feel your mouse skills need honing, then start here and practice. If you find that you are having difficulty controlling the mouse after you start the lessons, then don't hesitate to come back and do some mouse practice.Here is the next topic:
The text reads:
Level one (beginning) has 7 individualized lessons that anyone can do to learn all of the basic functions of Family Tree. There are written lessons and videos when used together give the best learning experience. However, many individuals prefer to watch the videos or just do the written material.
Best of all, when you are finished using a file you can reset the file and start over.