Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Getting the most out of FamilySearch–Intro

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This is the start of a series on FamilySearch.  I am going to show you some things on FamilySearch that you might not know about.   I think FamilySearch is the best all around genealogical website and it is completely free.  Here is some general information you need to know before we get started.

  • FamilySearch (FS) is the online presence of the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • The FHL is the largest repository of genealogical holdings in the world (by far)
  • The FHL and FS are owned and operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS)
  • You do not need to be a member of the LDS church to take advantage of the FHL’s holdings
  • Everything on the website is free of charge
  • New materials are being added to the website on a daily basis so it is important to check back often
  • The best way to keep up to date on what is going on at FS is to subscribe to the FamilySearch Blog

 

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