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Please note that what you are going to see will be used as a group-requested special activity and is a hands-on, computer-based “class” especially designed for adults.

The 2-hour presentation will allow participants time to complete each “task” and to receive help from staff.

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57 slides - 20minutes plus do time

Updated July 2015

Beginning With Me

Beginning With Me

Getting Started in Family Search

Doing it as we learn.

You need your own membership number, email address and/or your mobile phone number, name(s) of living ancestors , i.e. parents, grandparents, and know some deceased ancestor, i.e, grandparent (pedigree preferred).

Setting Up Your Account

To register or to recover your account, you need your membership number, or your own email username and password, or smart phone number.

If you already have an account (lds.org, familysearch.org, or indexing.familysearch.org), do not register for a new

account, which creates problems for you.

If you do not remember your user name and/or password,

go through the recovery process to restore your account. Ask a staff member for help.

Setting Up Your Account

The final results are the same whether you sign up on FamilySearch.org, LDS.org, or some other LDS site.  Each person has only one LDS account.

[Note: Information for all ages]

LDS.org registration process includes texting.  You may create your account on lds.org so that you receive text(s).

Setting Up Your Account

  • Important: every Family Search or LDS account must have a unique email address or mobile phone number. You cannot use some else’s email address, not parent nor spouse nor friend nor Superman, etc.

You must provide a valid email address or smart phone number where you can receive an email (or text) that activates your account once you respond.

Setting Up Your Account

Click here

Wait a moment for rest of group!

All should start here in FamilySearch

Setting Up Your Account

using familysearch.org

Now complete your registration.

Once you register here, the account is used by you to sign in to lds.org and all LDS apps.

Do it as we go

Setting Up Your Account

using familysearch.org

  • Continue creating your profile.

Remember: this email can only be your email.

Setting Up Your Account

  • Complete your profile:

  • Check the box Yes or No

  • Etc. . . .

  • Click on Create an Account

Setting Up Your Account
Completing the Process

  • Remember: Every FamilySearch account requires a verification step at the end where you must respond to one of the following:
    • An email message
    • A text message on a smart phone

Or

    • By entering your LDS Membership Number (MRN) without spaces

You must wait for verification by email or text.

WAIT for others to sign on once you are on FamilySearch!!

Building Bridges
from Me to My Family

Linking Living Family to Deceased

Watch Video on Building Your Bridge When Your Family Tree is Empty

Building Bridges
from Me to My Family

  • Now that you have signed in,

  • Go to your Family Tree
  • You are now in your pedigree
  • Time to build bridges

Your Name

This is FamilySearch

Click on Family Tree to access your Family

Linking Living Family to Deceased

Building Bridges
from Me to My Family

  • Do each step as we talk about it.
  • If your father is still living, click on Add Husband.
  • In the pop-up window click Add Person.

  • Fill in information you know about your father.
  • Press Continue.

Building Bridges
from Me to My Family

  • Do each step as we talk about it.
  • Continue with your grandfather if he is still living.

  • Do the same thing as you did with your father, even if you don’t know all of his information.

  • You have created records for the living.

Building Bridges
from Me to My Family

  • Do each step as we talk about it.
  • Now that you have reached your great-grandfather (or someone) who is deceased,

    • You will not create a record but connect his record to your Family Tree
  • Click Add Husband as before But this time

  • Click Find Person

to connect to a record that already exists

Building Bridges
from Me to My Family

  • Do each step as we talk about it.
  • Fill in the information, as much as you know, for this person. Click Next
  • A list of possible ancestors appears

  • Carefully look over the list and select the one that is yours

Building Bridges
from Me to My Family

  • Do each step as we talk about it.

  • Your grandfather is now added to your Family Tree along with all his ancestors already in the system.

  • Do these same steps with each of your deceased ancestors to build your Family Tree.

Note: If you do not find a deceased ancestor connection, continue with another ancestor.

Building Bridges
from Me to My Family

  • Do each step
  • Create a record for your mother.

  • Now create your own personal record for each of your living ancestors: grandfather(s) and grandmother(s)

  • Once you have created records for your living family, complete the bridge to those who are deceased by Finding those deceased ancestors

Exploring FamilySearch/Family Tree

Learning How to Best Use FamilySearch/FamilyTree

Watch video: Navigating Family Tree Beginning Reserach

Exploring
FamilySearch/Family Tree

What is FamilySearch?

  • FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world.
  • It is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • Millions of people use free FamilySearch records, resources, and services each year to learn more about their family history.

  • FamilySearch provides access to millions of records

What is Family Tree?

  • Your own family with pedigree and ancestors.

  • Family Tree has Your Family Tree

Learning How to Best Use FamilySearch/FamilyTree

Exploring FamilySearch/Family Tree

Accessed only in FamilySearch

Get Help in Family Tree

Accessed when you are in Family Tree

Get Help in FamilySearch

Exploring
FamilySearch/Family Tree

Learning How to Best Use FamilySearch/FamilyTree

Take a few minutes and click on tabs and Get Help on the FamilySearch toolbar

FamilySearch Toolbar

Your Name

  • FamilySearch: general search, help functions

  • FamilySearch Toolbar Tabs
    • Family Tree
    • Memories
    • Search
    • Indexing
    • Temple

Exploring
FamilySearch/Family Tree

Take a few minutes and click on items on each toolbar – When you click on Family Tree while you are in FamilySearch, you will go to Family Tree which has your family.

Family Tree Toolbar

  • Family Tree: your pedigree and family

  • Family Tree Toolbar Tabs
    • Tree
    • Person
    • Find
    • Lists
    • What’s New
    • Help Others

Exploring
Family Tree

LANDSCAPE VIEW

Marriages visible

Children easily seen

Landscape View

Exploring
Family Tree Landscape View

  • Landscape Features

  • On right side of screen
    • Show Options

Exploring
Family Tree Landscape View

You may Invert colors – select the view you prefer.

Exploring
Family Tree Landscape View

Additional Options: Photos

Checked

Unchecked

Exploring
Family Tree Landscape View

Additional Options: Marriages

Checked

Unchecked

Exploring
Family Tree Landscape View

CHECKED OPTION

UNCHECKED OPTION

Try these options on Landscape

Exploring
Family Tree Other Views Available

PHOTO VIEW

Exploring
Family Tree Other Views Available

Fan Chart View

Exploring
Family Tree Other Views Available

Try all the Views

Exploring
Family Tree Other Views Available

Try all the Views

Exploring Family Tree

Click on Children, view children

Click on ancestor’s name to see information

Click on blue icon to see Record Hints

Click on Person to see all details on ancestor

Click on arrow to expand Tree

Exploring Family Tree

Click on Children, view children

Click on ancestor’s name to see information

Click on purple icon to see Research Suggestions

Click on Person to see all details on ancestor

Click on arrow to expand Tree

Exploring
FamilySearch/Family Tree

You are ready to Search, Find, and Connect family members/ancestors

FamilySearch.org

It’s YOUR Family Tree

Explore, Expand, and Enjoy!!

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