Unofficial Guide to

Unofficial Guide to

How to Find Your Family History on the World's Largest Free Genealogy Website

Dana McCullough


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Master the #1 Free Genealogy Website!

Discover your ancestry on, the world's largest free genealogy website. This in-depth user guide shows you how to find your family in the site's databases of more than 3.5 billion names and millions of digitized historical records spanning the globe. Learn how to maximize all of's research tools--including hard-to-find features--to extend your family tree in America and the old country.

In this book, you'll find:

   • Step-by-step strategies to craft search queries that find ancestors fast
   • Practical pointers for locating your ancestors in record collections that aren't searchable
   • Detailed overviews of's major U.S. collections, with helpful record explanations to inform your research
   • Guidance for using's vast record collections from Europe, Canada, Mexico and 100-plus countries around the world
   • Tips for creating and managing your family tree on
   • Secrets to utilizing user-submitted genealogies, 200,000 digitized family history books, and the FamilySearch catalog of 2.4 million offline resources you can borrow through a local FamilySearch Center
   • Worksheets and checklists to track your research progress
Illustrated step-by-step examples teach you exactly how to apply these tips and techniques to your own research. Whether you're new to or you're a longtime user, you'll find the guidance you need to discover your ancestors and make the most of the site's valuable resources.


Dana McCullough:
Dana McCullough, Milwaukee, WI, Dana is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in Family Tree Magazine, Family Circle, Brain Child, Better Homes and Gardens' Simply Creative Weddings, My College Guide, and Scrapbooks, etc.