38 FamilySearch Search Tips

FamilySearch Tips book coverIf you are a FamilySearch user, you’ll find Family Tree Magazine’s 38 FamilySearch Search Tips booklet full of great tips including search strategies, power user tips and links to other useful resources. There’s also a section listing a number of add-ons available for your family tree at FamilySearch.

It’s a free download at ftu.familytreemagazine.com/38-familysearch-tips-find-free-genealogy-records-online. You will be asked to enter your email address to receive the publication.

Sources Are…

Generally speaking, genealogists who write and lecture extensively about genealogy research and methodology, put sources in one of three categories: Original-the first time the document was recorded. Derivative-when the document was reproduced, whether by hand or some sort of “image reproduction” Authored Narrative-usually a written compilation of original and derivative records along with analysis, interpretation…

via Sources Are… — Genealogy Tip of the Day with Michael John Neill

How to use PERSI to find out information about your ancestor’s death

PERSI can be a goldmine for learning more about your ancestor’s life including their death records

TIP: One thing to keep in mind with PERSI is that it is subject based, so you can’t search PERSI for your ancestor by their last name unless they were the subject of an article or the subject of a periodical, so you’ll need to do a little bit of browsing.

Get the details at Findmypast.