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Jamboree

June

01
Friday
10:00AM - 11:00AM

FamilySearch: The Other 70%

Presenter: Jill Morelli, CG


Did you know, if you do a surname search at FamilySearch you are only reaching 30% of the documents that are available online? Maximize your experience by understanding how the documents are arranged to make finding your document within the 70% easier. We will also discuss the limitations of some of the access points w/in FS. With FS digitizing their records, this topic couldn’t be timelier.

Level:
Beginner. Just starting to do family history., Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records.
Topic:
Digital Resources: database tools/strategies; web tools (i.e. Google); general interest, Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records, Research Strategies: site-specific search strategies
Focus:
Not specific as to geography or ethnicity