Unofficial Guide to How to Find Your Family History on the World's Largest Free Genealogy Website


Unofficial Guide to How to Find Your Family History on the World’s Largest Free Genealogy Website


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Discover how to use! Learn how to tackle the largest free genealogy website with this in-depth user guide, newly updated to reflect the site’s latest developments.

The Unofficial Guide to, second edition, shows you how to find your family in the site’s databases of more than 3.5 billion names and millions of digitized historical records spanning the globe. Learn how to maximize all of’s research tools–including hard to find features–to extend your family tree in the United States and the old country.

This comprehensive guide contains valuable tips, including:

Step-by-step strategies for crafting search queries that find ancestors fast
Practical pointers for locating your ancestors in record collections that aren’t keyword searchable
Detailed overviews of’s major US, European, Canadian, and Mexican collections, plus records from more than 100 other countries
Tips for creating and managing your family tree on
Expert tips for utilizing user-submitted genealogies, digitized family history books, and the FamilySearch catalog of 2.4 million offline resources you can borrow through a local Family History Center
Illustrated step-by-step examples that will teach you exactly how to apply these tips and techniques to your own research
Worksheets and checklists to track your research progress

Whether you’re new to or a longtime user, you’ll find the guidance you need in the Unofficial Guide to to discover your ancestors and make the most of the site’s valuable resources.

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Dimensions 178 × 232 mm

Dana McCullough

Author Bio

Dana McCullough is a freelance writer, editor, and genealogy content creator from Franklin, WI. She has contributed to Family Tree Magazine since 2005. Her work has been featured in The Artist's Magazine, Family Circle, Brain Child, and many other publications.



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