Friday, September 23, 2011

Getting the most out of FamilySearch

(NSGS Newsletter Editor: Below are excerpts from an article that appears on the FamilySearch “Learn” page. The article describes how to get the most out of records that you research on FamilySearch. As with most search engines, there are many nuances that improve the quality of your research. A link is provided to allow access to the complete article: < >.)

“Make Sure You’ve Searched All the Records
September 23, 2011 - 1:09pm by AndersonSF
Most people using FamilySearch don’t get the full benefit of their search. FamilySearch has 2.34 billion indexed names that can be searched using the search fields on the home page. If they don’t find their ancestor using the search fields, they assume they are not in FamilySearch.
However, users need to remember that in addition to the 2.34 billion indexed names in FamilySearch, there an additional 312.4 million names that have not been indexed and cannot be searched using the usual search fields. These collections are referred to as browse only image collections.”

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