FamilySearch.org has billions of records. You have a lot of ancestors. It would probably take a long time to search our collection for each name on your family tree. With a new feature called “Record Hints” we do a lot of the searching for you so you don’t have to. Through Record Hints, we show you the results of an extensive search of our collection looking for your ancestors.
After reviewing the record hints we provide, you can attach the information from those records to your own FamilySearch Family Tree. This creates record source information and helps to verify your ancestors’ vital information, which can be all that’s lacking to qualify them for temple work.
Where do I you find Record Hints?
There are two places where Record Hints appear on FamilySearch.org.
We’ve added a Records Hints icon to descendancy view. If we found one or more record matches for an ancestor you will see a yellow icon. Click on the yellow icon and a fly out box will show you the records we found that ancestor in.
Personal Details Page:
The second place you can find hints is on a person’s details page. If a likely record match exists for your ancestor, it will show up in the Record Hints box that appears at the top right of the page (above the “Research Help” box).
How can these hints help me?
Record Hints can provide you with important sources to show when or where your ancestor lived. They can also clarify or provide family relationship information and identify ancestors that need temple ordinances.