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FAMILY SEARCH familysearch.org- Main page and where you search for sources for your own tree. This is a more detailed map for training. Must be signed in to familysearch.org for most links to work.

Records - Records to search for sources for your tree

Genealogies -(was trees)

Submit Tree - gedcom submittal

Catalog - Search in Catalog

Books - Search books

TREE - find, collaborate and contribute information about you ancestors in Free worldwide tree.

Family Tree consists of:

  • Tree - Your own pedigree
  • Person - Shows individual person and their vital information, relationships, sources and other information
  • Photos and Stories
  • How to use Photos and Stories 2:46 minutes
  • Getting Started: Tagging people in photos
  • Resizing, repositioning and deleting tags
  • Linking a tagged person to familytree
  • Search - Search for person in the worldwide family tree
  • Watch List -Toggle on or off to watch your family information
  • Temple - Shows legend and the FOR information
  • History - Click to return to persons you have been working on
  • Sign In - After signing in, it shows your name and becomes the Settings - to edit your account, Source Box and Sign Out

Training for Family Tree - The Reference Guide should be the primary source for information

[1] Reference Guide - Getting to Family Tree – Chapter 1 or Go to ”Help” in FamilySearch.org

[2] Reference Guide - Navigating the Tree - Chapter 2 or go to ”Help” in FamilySearch.org

[3] Reference Guide Seeing Details about People – Chapter 3 or go to ”Help” in FamilySearch.org

[4] Reference Guide Adding and Correcting Information about People and Relationships – Chapter 4 or go to ”Help” in FamilySearch.org

- Adding Information Jessie 5:30 minutes Correcting Information about a Person - Jessie 3:33 minutes - Correcting Family Relationships - Jessie 4:13 minutes - Editing Relationships Webinar #2 23:39 minutes - Adding Vital Information 3-2 4:03 minutes - Adding Other Information 3-3 3:27 minutes

- Quick Start Guide - Add and Correct Information - or go to ”Help” in FamilySearch.org 

- Quick Start Guide - Add a Person - or go to ”Help” in FamilySearch.org - Adding From Family Member Section 3-4 9:25 minutes - Adding From the Tree (pedigree) 3-5 5:15 minutes - Adding an Individual not Connected to Your Tree 3-6 or http://familysearchtraining.com/ 2:10 minutes - Editing Vital Information Section 5-1 2:58 minutes - Editing Other Information Section 5-2 1:38 minutes - Editing Couple Relationships 5-3 2:43 minutes - Editing Gender 5-4 4:07 minutes - Editing Parent-Child Relationships 5-5 1:40 minutes - Latest Changes 5-6 5:10 minutes

[5]Reference Guide Searching for Deceased People – Chapter 5 or go to ”Help” in FamilySearch.org

[6] Reference Guide Printing Information – Chapter 6 or go to ”Help” in FamilySearch.org

[7] Reference Guide Attaching Sources to People and Relationship – Chapter 7 go to ”Help” in FamilySearch.org

- Attaching a Source from Family Tree 2-1 2:23 minutes - Creating a Source not Attached to the Internet 2-2 4:17 minutes - Attaching a Source From the Internet 2-3 2:26 minutes - Quick Start Create and attach new sources - Copying a source and Editing a Source 2-4 1:33 minutes - Attaching Multiple Sources From Family Search 2-5 9:15 minutes - Using the Source Box to Organize Sources 2-6 8:09 minutes - Adding a Source From Family Tree to Your Source Box 2-7 1:06 minutes - Tagging Your Sources 2-8 1:26 minutes - Detaching, Removing and Deleting Sources 2-9 3:06 minutes

[8] Reference Guide Merging Duplicate Records – Chapter 8 or go to ”Help” in FamilySearch.org Possible Duplicates

[9] Reference Guide Working with Other Users – Chapter 9 or go to ”Help” in FamilySearch.org

[10] Reference Guide Preparing to Perform Temple Ordinances for Your Ancestors – Chapter 10 or go to ”Help” in FamilySearch.org

[11] Reference Guide What You Can Do on the Tree - Appendix A: Quick Reference or go to ”Help” in FamilySearch.org

[12] Reference Guide What You Can Do on a Person's Details Page – Appendix B: Quick Reference or go to ”Help” in FamilySearch.org

[13] Reference Guide The Temple Reservation Lists – Appendix C: Quick Reference

[14] Reference Guide Temple-Related Features on a Person's Details Page – Appendix D: Quick Reference or go to ”Help” in FamilySearch.org

[15] Reference Guide Temple Icons on Family Tree – Appendix E: Quick Reference or go to ”Help” in FamilySearch.org

[16] Reference Guide Feature Comparison between Family Tree and new.familysearch.org – Appendix F]

[17] Reference Guide Comparison of Temple-Related Features in Family Tree and new.FamilySearch.org - Appendix G]

[18] Reference Guide Where the Information in Family Tree Came From – Appendix H or go to ”Help” in FamilySearch.org

[19] Reference Guide Glossary or go to ”Help” in FamilySearch.org

Tree Curriculum Training Lessons and GEDCOM use for Sandbox

  • - Creating a GEDCOM 1:23 minutes
  • - Importing a GEDCOM 5:52 minutes
  • - Overview of Training Reference 7:11 minutes

Tree Curriculum Training Lessons Deleting Relationships

  • - Analyze Before Acting 2:34 minutes
  • - Duplicate parents on tree 3:24 minutes
  • - Moving Child From One Family to Another 2:40 minutes
  • - Spouse That Does Not Belong  :54 minutes
  • - Couple Relationship 2:06 minutes
  • - Duplicate Children 2:27 minutes
  • - Order When Deleting Children 3:14 minutes
  • - Delete Whole Family at Once 1:02 minutes
  • - Clean up a Family 4:24 minutes
  • - 3 Ways to Move Children 6:28 minutes

Tree Curriculum Training Lessons Special Problems

  • - Simple Loop 2:30 minutes
  • - Screen not Responding Like Expected 1:00 minutes
*- Abuse inside Other Information 1:00 minutes 
  • - Deleting Lots of Children All at Once 2:31 minutes
  • - Sending Temple Names by e-mail 1:55 minutes
  • - Keeping Track of Temple Work Sent to Relatives 3:29 minutes
  • - Too Many Children to Display 2:24 minutes
  • - Solving a Loop 2:47 minutes
  • - Moving Children From One Generation to Another 5:16 minutes
  • - Living Person Marked Deceased  :43
  • - Mother Shows as Unknown 1:29 minutes
  • - Combined individual not mine 9:04 minutes
  • - Everything looks OK but temple work won't clear 1:08 minutes

LEARN- family history articles, classes, videos and guides for genealogy resources

  • - familysearch has large collection of Learning Courses 2:54 minutes
  • - Getting started with family history 4 Step videos for total of 13:64 minutes consisting of Step 1 - Finding Easy Information 3:07 minutes, Step 2 - Recording and Sharing Your Family History 3:03 minutes, Step 3 – Finding Challenging Information 3:44 minutes, Step 4 – Using FamilySearch.org 3:10 minutes

Research Wiki

  • - Wiki tools for research wiki page
  • - Find an ancestor Using the Wiki wiki page
  • - Overview Familysearch Wiki 12:40 minutes
  • - Researching FamilySearch Wiki: A Case Study – helps you research ancestors 8:00 minutes
  • - Searching the Research Wiki 5:50 minutes
  • - Wiki – Creating Links – Internal and External, add, chg and remove 4:28 minutes
  • - Wiki – Using Templates – for articles 7:23 minutes
  • - Wiki – Creating a Wiki Article – a new one 5:42 minutes
  • - Wiki – Editing a Wiki Article 6:24 minutes
  • - Wiki – Adding Citations 7:12 minutes
  • - Wiki – Adding Images 6:51 minutes
  • - Wiki – Watching Articles – watch a page 7:32 minutes
  • - Wikitext_Cheatsheet

Research Courses

  • - Multiple lessons/courses - Search by topic, By skill level
  • - 5 Min. Genealogy == Forums - closed, see document ID 114683 in Help ==

- Tech Tips Technology tips for genealogists and family historians. How to, what to buy, neat place

Learn More TV shows and more

FAMILY SEARCH CENTERS - Get personal help. See hours, location, events and resources for local familysearch centers.

  • - Search for center - Clickable map for centers near you for genealogical resources, classes, and research support
  • - Search library catalog Search and order microfilm, microfiche - repeat of 6:37 minute video Catalog under FamilySearch
  • - Microfilm Online Film Ordering Written Information

INDEXING - Every person matters. Help us in our efforts to input names from historical documents.

  • - Talk with local stake or group indexing director
  • - Test Drive and Get Started Try Indexing 2:00 minutes
  • - Download and ICON to use Indexing Tool on your computer 2:00 minutes
  • - Indexing Rollover Activity Time depends on you
  • - Indexing Quick Start 5:27 minutes
  • - Learn how to index a census batch & receive tips to help read the records 2:58 minutes *- Share a Batch 1:26 minutes
  • - Indexing: Indicating the Image Type 4:12 minutes
  • - Indexing: Adding Records 2:36 minutes
  • - Indexing: Viewing the Previous or Next Page 3:00 minutes
  • - Learn how to adjust the highlights before you begin indexing 1:50 minutes
  • - Indexing multiple images 2:24 minutes
  • - Indexing multiple records 2:35 minutes
  • - Immigration and Naturalization Records 2:23 minutes
  • - Changing projects – Passenger Lists and Naturalization Paper - depends on you
  • - Improve Handwriting Skills - 5 min Gen, episode 25 4:05 minutes
  • - INDEX LINKING - Introducing familysearch Online Indexing and Linking Tool 30:00 minutes

BLOG - Current Insights into family history: FS Blog, search, subscribe, follow, FS on Facebook, Categories, Recent Comments.

  • - What FamilySearch Blog page looks like
  • - Blog Your Way to Genealogical Success - A wiki page with lots of information

SIGN-IN - to FamilySearch Username and Password

  • - Forget username or password Membership Information
  • - Create a new FamilySearch Account – steps to create your account

HELP - Product support, feedback, frequently asked questions and more

  • - Goes to Help and self help
  • - How to get Help - Covers multiply parts 5:24 minutes
  • Self-help in Help - Ask a question
  • Family Tree - Help for Family Tree - Currently 3 items, updated as necessary – check back
  • - Navigating the FamilySearch Family Tree 3:53 minutes
  • Indexing - Currently 33 items, updated as necessary – check back
  • Video Tutorials - Currently 32 items, 10 are foreign languages - updated as necessary – check back
  • Frequently Asked Questions - depends on your participation
  • Local Assistance - List family history Consultants and can locate a familysearch center *Community Assistance - Forums is closed
  • Contact FS Chat Online, Send Message or Call us – 1 866 406 1830
  • My Cases - Your own generated Cases
  • - Feedback - Create, reply, give praise, vote, see common problems, follow, browse, learn. But Feedback that is on most pages can only submit feedback but not reply or follow other feedback information.

BOTTOM of PAGE STUFF - How to Help others..good place to go

Learn

  • - What's New to Keep up-to-date
  • - Getting Started Five easy Steps
  • - Free Courses Goes to LEARN in FamilySearch
  • - Browse Articles Browse Country – great site to steer people to for their ancestral birth places *- General Indexing - Goes to Indexing Test Drive and Get Started

General

  • - About FamilySearch, vision, story and services 3:33 min. also other videos to watch
  • - Give Back Ways to volunteer: Index, Help others to Research, Donate, Evaluate Upcoming Features
  • - Careers - Want a job? - Familysearch is hiring
  • - Blog goes to the Blog site above
  • - Press, Official familysearch news and press releases
  • - Labs Newest Stuff, retired stuff, feedback is request
  • - Privacy Policy and practices
  • - Terms for using the site

Resources

*- Ask for Help Goes to HELP in familysearch
  • - Archivists History of FamilySearch (Gen. Society of Utah), 100 yrs of Record Gathering, Preserving and Sharing
  • - Developers Site for software programmers who support familysearch platform
  • - Libraries - Goes to search for a FamilySearch Center
  • - Products goes to the Family History Products – Ancestral Quest, Legacy, PAF, Roots Magic, etc. Click on Web - Windows - Mac - Mobile to see more and new products.
  • - Remote Assistance - Familysearch support Team Viewer allows technician to remotely connect to your computer
  • - Feedback

SOURCES

Sign-in to familysearch.org,then click HELP, then Family Tree Reference Guide in Help Used FamilySearch Family Tree: A Reference Guide (3 Jan 2013) LDS Version Quick Start Guide

  • - Online Courses, "How-To" Videos, Guides & Manuals, Lessons and Activities Handouts, Webinar
  • - Family Tree Curriculum Videos by fellow missionary in Salt Lake
  • - Walter's Tree and Sandbox for training in his Family Tree pedigree just for fun
  • -Family History Consultants can sign-in


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