FamilySearch Records training videos

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Training videos to help you get started searching the records on

Searching Historical Records

  • Steps to find the video:
  • Click Product Support in the Help Center
  • Select Get Support Now (in the Product support section)
  • Click Searching Records

Records Preservation and Access

  • Product Demo: Finding Records : Browsing Record Collections (4:39 min)
    Content: How to find digital browse collections, filter for locality, organization of records, navigation. (excellent)
  • FamilySearch Webinar - Robert Kehrer (30 minutes) (excellent)
    Content: How to search the IGI, SSDI, Search by collection, narrowing the search results using filters and exact matches, searching using the main page, parent search, name variances, adding to My source Box, adding sources to FamilyTree. Section on searching the new FamilySearch catalog and view books (upcoming features). 21 June 2012
  • Record Search Tips on FamilySearch (3:26 min)
    Content: what types of information are found on different record types, different searches bring different results (beginner), (teaches with pictures).

Searching the Catalog / Books

  • Finding Records: Searching the Catalog (6:37 min)
    Content: How to start, records are being added, viewed at Family History Library and Family Search centers, description of all microfilmed records at Granite Mtn. Vault, differences between searching by Place Names and searching by Last Name, Using drop down lists, results lists, summary of records, catalog entries, availability and restrictions, film notes, printing film notes, filtering by category, other types of searches.

Research Wiki Videos

Beginning Genealogy Courses

  • Click to find all 21 of the Beginning Genealogy Courses (5 minute episodes) in the Learning Center.