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This video will teach you the most important tips you need to know to find records successfully on FamilySearch.org. These include: 1. Look for ancestors who have already died. 2. Look for ancestors who lived before about 1930. 3. Enter the name of one person in a First Names field. 4. Search for women with maiden names and with married names. 5. Estimate dates and places if needed. 6. Leave date and place fields blank if needed. 7. Use Any to find the date or place listed anywhere on a record. 8. Use Residence to find records that list where a person was living.
Learn how to use filters to focus your search results and find more records about your ancestors' families. Learn to understand your search results, to find more information about the records, and to find the images.
Learn how to view the images of records in FamilySearch.org. See how to make the image larger or smaller, to move the image around on your computer, and to save and print images.
Thousands of users contribute information about records, research strategies, and conducting genealogical research. Learn to find information in the Research Wiki that can lead you to records about your ancestors. Contributors also learn how to find existing articles before they add information.