Come play with us in the “sandbox” to learn FamilyTree. FamilyTree is FamilySearch’s latest product designed to create an accurate database of the world’s families. New features are being released weekly. Elder Moon, author of the Sandbox FamilyTree Training, is an instructor for the volunteers at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. He teaches waves of volunteers who are then prepared to help the general public use this powerful new tool. Through these online lessons, everyone can now benefit from this highly-acclaimed training.
Why is it Called a Sandbox?
It is called a “sandbox” because you are working with live data in what looks like FamilyTree (even though it is only a simulation program and doesn’t save the changes you make to the actual FamilyTree). You don’t have to worry about crashing the program while you are learning how to use it.
There are 6 individualized lessons that anyone can do, to learn all of the basic and intermediate functions of Family Tree. There are written lessons and videos that when used together give the best experience. However, many individuals prefer just to watch the videos or just to do the written material. Some people do the whole set of lessons and then come back and review when they run into a problem and others only look at the material when they experience a problem and do not know what to do.