Habla español or do you help those who may be doing research in Spanish and need help in their native tongue. FamilySearch recently added several new classes in Spanish designed for beginners but if you’re an advanced researcher you may find some tips and techniques to help you as well. These classes include the following:
Búsquedas en imágenes (Searches in images). Many of you know how to search by entering a name but if you haven’t searched the browseable image collections of FamilySearch, you’re missing out on a lot of records. This class demonstrates how to access and search the browseable image collections.
Búsquedas en registros indexados (Searches in indexed records). This class will show you various ways you can search by name(s) to improve your results. The class also features the use of filters and relationships to help improve your search results.
Cómo encontrar la imagen de un registro indexado (How to find the image of an indexed record). It’s great to find a record that has been indexed but many times in Hispanic records there are other clues in the original record that were not indexed. It is vital that researchers always view the original record.
Búsquedas por número de microfilme y por número de lote (Batch Number) (Searches using film numbers or batch numbers). Did you know you can do a simple search to determine what if anything has been indexed from a particular microfilm? This class shows how to do this type of search as well as how to search by Batch Number and within indexed batches.
Cómo usar el catálogo de FamilySearch (How to use the FamilySearch Catalog). The FamilySearch catalog holds a treasure trove of information that can help Hispanic researchers locate their ancestors. This class will show you how to make better use of the catalog.
Cómo obtener ayuda (How to get help). This class will show you how to get help online, in the Research wiki, and using various other options available through FamilySearch.
¿Y ahora qué? Cómo hacer la investigación genealógica (Now what? How to do genealogy research) and Encontré este registro ¿y ahora qué? (I found this record, now what?). These are basic Hispanic genealogy methodology classes. The classes demonstrate how to set a research goal; how to search effectively in the historical record collections of FamilySearch; how to analyze clues found in records; the importance of a research log and including your findings with source notes in your Family Tree or genealogy database program.
Búsquedas eficaces en los registros históricos de FamilySearch (Effective searches in the historical records of FamilySearch). This class is a recording of one of our recent Hispanic research webinars. This class will help you improve your search results. To view just a portion of the class, once the recording begins, click on the arrow next to the word Sharing to expand chapter selections of the webinar.
Árbol Familiar: Fuentes, fotos e historias (Family Tree: Sources, photos, and stories). This class demonstrates how to add sources, photos, stories, and documents to your Family Tree. This class is a recording of one of our recent Hispanic research webinars. To view just a portion of the class, once the recording begins, click on the arrow next to the word Sharing to expand chapter selections of the webinar.
And lest you think we’ve forgotten the non-Spanish speakers, we’ve added a class in English for those of you with Basque roots in Northern Spain. The site Dokuklik is a resource you can use to search parish record indexed from 1500-1900 in the three provinces of the Pais Vasco. The class Dokuklik: Online Parish Record Indexes for the Basque Country in Spain will teach you how to use this website to its greatest advantage and demonstrate some tips and techniques to improve your chances at success in locating your Basque ancestors.
There’s never been a better time to begin Hispanic research and these classes are designed to help everyone from beginners to advanced researchers achieve success. ¡Buena suerte!