Become a FamilySearch Power User - August 2023

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Become a Power User

Learn how to use, the world's biggest free genealogy search database, to the fullest in this 4-week Family Tree University course. You'll learn search tricks for targeting the records and collections relevant to your family history, navigate through the wiki, and discover all the records - indexed and unindexed - you can search. Plus, you'll learn how to use the site to find books relevant to your ancestors and to index records to help other genealogists.

There's more to genealogy research than typing names and dates into a search engine, and knowing what resources are out there is just the beginning. If is genealogy's class president, then is the popular big-man-on-campus, but do you know what it contains - and how to use it to it's fullest?

DATE: August 7, 2023 - September 3, 2023

In Become a Power User, you'll get written and video components designed to open the full range of possibilities to a user.

You'll get:

  • Essential and Advanced search strategies for to get the most relevant matches
  • In-depth information on available records, including images, transcriptions, databases, catalogs and collections
  • Learn to navigate the features such as fan charts and photos
  • Differences between the site’s Family Tree and Genealogies
  • How to access records that aren’t online yet
  • How the site can help you learn how to research your family history


Meet the Instructor

Rick Crume
A contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine, Rick has written for other genealogical journals in the United States, as well as Canada and Great Britain. Specializing in online research, genealogy software, DNA testing and British genealogy, he has spoken at genealogy conferences across North American and presented many webinars.

How do Family Tree University workshops work?

Take the course at your own pace! 

From the course start date, you’ll be able to log in to view and access your lessons and start interacting on the discussion boards. Your instructor will check in regularly to answer all of the questions and provide feedback. You will have access to your courses anytime, anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone, and can study when it's most convenient for you.

After the course end date, the course will become read-only for one year. You will continue to have access through your dashboard to the materials, but the discussion boards will be closed. The materials are yours to keep. You can download them onto your desktop to access online or offline.

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