Eleven Layers of Online Searches at FamilySearch.org
This lecture is a sequel to my Eleven Layers lecture at RootsTech 2012 that used examples from Ancestry.com. This year we cover the same basic principles but applied to searches at FamilySearch with its newly updated search filters.
In Part I. each of the eleven layers for online searching is applied in practical examples at FamilySearch Records searches with tips and tricks added along the way.
In Part 2. if at first you don’t succeed…try a different tool is explored. This includes why CD databases are really not as out-of-date as you might think and comparing what is found in classic resources (like census index books done by local genealogists) to online results.
Barbara Renick teaches at national genealogy conferences and the Family History Center in Orange, California; was a contributing editor for the National Genealogical Society computer magazine for eleven years; authored Genealogy 101: How to Trace Your Family’s History and Heritage sponsored by NGS for their 100th Anniversary; and currently serves on the NGS Board of Directors as secretary. The ‘Z’ Links page at her ZRoots.com Web site is also very popular among genealogists who use it as their browser home page.