Family Search Learning Center

There is an easy to use ‘Learning Center‘ on the site. With a search box, any topic you can see what is available.

There are also some great prepared lessons on different topics to assist you.

One is titled: “Getting Started in Genealogy’ – providing info on software programs and helpful tips on recording ancestors’ names, dates and locations.

Then there is: “I Didn’t Know You Could Search like That!”. Instructions on how to be effective in using the historical records of FamilySearch. You may have used FamilySearch many times in the past but review this information on doing searches, and there just might be some new ideas or sources you never tried.

Another instructional program is “Research Process – Introduction”. If you are working with someone on a family search, this will provide some overlooked suggestions.

Scrolling down on this Learning Center site, there are some newly added specialized lessons on various subjects. There is about Norwegian Emigration Records.

Use the search box at the top to find lessons on locations and topics you have an interest in. An example is if you wanted to know how to search the early New York port entry of ‘Castle Garden’, there is a lesson about using the Castle Garden database.

If you had ancestors who came very early, during colonial times (1700s), search ‘Colonial Immigration’ on how to use colonial immigration records, search indexes and find passenger records.

Maybe you had ancestors who come from northern Mexico into Texas and Louisiana, place ‘Northeastern Mexico and Texas’ to learn how to research that topic.

A type of census overlooked by researchers are individual state censuses usually done in-between the Federal censuses. Plus there are special censuses done by the Federal government, such as when a person died – title is ‘State and Special Census Records’.

All these lessons are by very skilled individuals, experts in their field and free.

Photos: Lessons on genealogy; FamilySearch; Castle Garden entrance in NY; and Map of early Texas and Louisiana

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