How to Search FamilySearch Quickly to find what you want

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These are short (1-3 min) video tips with excellent content.  (Note: Michele is not soliciting new clients) 

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Intro to Searching

Search => Records

This search box is only for indexed records – those that point to an original document

Many more Unindexed records

Search => Images

Criteria include places and dates

Search => Family Tree

Searches the Collaborative Tree

Others can change what you add

Use it for clues and Brick Walls

Search => Catalog

Favorite Search – Searchs all digital images – not just the indexed ones

Search using different criteria

Search => Books

Many work not in Public Domain, but author has given permission to FamilySearch

Search => Research Wiki

Get tips here before starting another country