Have you been wanting to learn how to use the FamilySearch Catalog to make new discoveries about your family? I taught this class twice at RootsTech and both classes were full, so you're not alone. I use the catalog every day in my client research and I was excited to teach over 2,000 people how to become better researchers. Today I'm sharing an overview of my presentation and including the slides and syllabus at the end so you can learn as well. Why Use the FamilySearch Catalog? I started with several reasons why you'd want to learn to use the...
Have you explored probate records in the search for your family? Or do they sound too difficult to tackle? With the digitization of microfilm on FamilySearch and indexes available on Ancestry, probate records are much easier to access than in the past. With an estimated 25% of the United States population leaving a will and an estimated 50% mentioned in a will, why wouldn't you check out these valuable records? When should you turn to probate records? At the beginning, middle, or end of your research? Because the possibility of valuable genealogical information is high in this record group, I often list...
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