One of the best features on Family Tree is the capability to create a source for your ancestor. Although FamilySearch has billions of records in their database, you are still going to find records on other websites, in books, and in your paper files that you will want to add to the record of your ancestor. How do you create a source for the death certificate you just received in the mail? What about the military pension record you found on a state archive website? Luckily for us, FamilySearch has a simple process and with a few tricks you can...
Place names change over time as the boundaries and jurisdictions are modified. Genealogists should use the place name as it existed at the time of the event. For example, the location of a family living in the same house in Preston for 40 years could be recorded at different times as: Preston, Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States (1880) Preston, Oneida, Idaho, United States (1900) Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States (1920) Idaho county map, 1900 Idaho county map, 1920 Recording Historical Places in Family Tree In FamilySearch.org FamilyTree, a list of standardized places are...
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