Thursday, September 24, 2015

A New-To-Me Feature on FamilySearch


I thought I'd pass on this new-to-me feature on FamilySearch Family Tree. See the red box above? In the not-too-distant past, I used to only see FamilySearch listed as an option for searching records. Now AncestryFindmypast, and MyHeritage are listed as well.

I think this is fabulous! I clicked on the MyHeritage link and found a newspaper article that mentioned my Grandfather Debs. Awesome!

Are you seeing these additional websites listed under the "Search Records" area of your FamilySearch Family Tree as well?

Update: Apparently, this is a new feature, so I wasn't late to the party. Thank you FamilySearch for this wonderful new feature!

Thanks for reading!


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10 comments:

  1. Brand spanking new feature! I've been waiting for it and just saw it this morning!

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    1. Hi Amy! Whew! Okay. I'm not late to the party then. I really like this new feature! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Thanks, I hadn't seen that new feature.
    I see they are also using the horrible round porthole photo oh their website, just like Ancestry. Very disappointing.

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    1. You're welcome for the heads up on this new feature! :)

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  3. I assume you have to be a subscriber to those other services in order to get access to the records? I haven't put a tree on Family Search---is it worth having a tree on both Ancestry and FamilySearch? I'd be afraid of updating one and not the other.... Thanks for the tip! (Amy from Brotmanblog)

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    1. Just adding this so I could subscribe to any follow-up.

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    2. Hi Amy,

      I would assume that a person does need to be a subscriber to those sites to be able to see the results. But, I don't know for sure because I do subscribe to them already.

      As far as having a tree on Ancestry and FamilySearch, I think it is worth it, very much so. I actually have my family tree on multiple sites including the two mentioned and on WikiTree, MyHeritage, and Findmypast. :)

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    3. Thanks, Jana. How do you keep all those trees in sync? I would have a tree on FamilySearch if I could easily keep it synced to Ancestry and vice versa.

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  4. The newspapers connections to MY HERITAGE from FamilySearch with these new searches solved many problems for me this afternoon with some genealogical hunts. This is great that the companies are all pooling their resources ( instead of competing).

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    1. Awesome! Congrats on your successful research!

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