Unofficial Guide to How to Find Your Family History on the World's Largest Free Genealogy Website (Paperback)

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Master the #1 Free Genealogy Website!

Discover your ancestry on, the world's largest free genealogy website. This fully-updated in-depth user guide shows you how to find your family in the site's databases of more than 3.5 billion names and millions of digitized historical records spanning the globe. Learn how to maximize all of's research tools—including hard-to-find features—to extend your family tree in America and the old country.

In this book, you'll find:

• Step-by-step strategies to craft search queries that find ancestors fast
• Practical pointers for locating your ancestors in record collections that aren't searchable
• Detailed overviews of's major U.S. collections, with helpful record explanations to inform your research
• Guidance for using's vast record collections from Europe, Canada, Mexico and 100-plus countries around the world
• Tips for creating and managing your family tree on
• Secrets to utilizing user-submitted genealogies, the site’s revamped Digital Library with digitized family history books, and the FamilySearch catalog of 2.4 million offline resources.
• Expanded coverage of the FamilySearch mobile app, and updates on FamilySearch-compatible services and apps
• A new chapter on accessing records on-site at the Family History Library, local FamilySearch Centers and affiliate libraries
• Worksheets and checklists to track your research progress
• Illustrated step-by-step examples teach you exactly how to apply these tips and techniques to your own research.

Whether you're new to or you're a longtime user, you'll find the guidance you need to discover your ancestors and make the most of the site's valuable resources.

About the Author

DANA MCCULLOUGH is a writer and editor who creates content on genealogy and higher education topics. A former editor at Family Tree Magazine, she has contributed to 20 magazines and several books. Her writing has been published in Family Circle, The Artist’s Magazine, Brain Child, Better Homes and Gardens’ Simply Creative Weddings, My College Guide, The Iowan, and Scrapbooks, etc., among other national and regional consumer magazines. Dana has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Iowa State University.  She lives in Milwaukee, WI.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781440300783
ISBN-10: 144030078X
Publisher: Family Tree Books
Publication Date: August 4th, 2020
Pages: 272
Language: English