Video guides: How to start your family tree on FamilySearch


06 August 2020
Watch video guides on Getting started on your family history, FamilySearch overview and resources, and How to start your family tree on FamilySearch. Video guides originally broadcast as part of the July 2020 Family Tree Academy Conference in association with FamilySearch.

Getting started on your family history – Brian McKechnie
This presentation explores some of the questions and outlines some simple answers to help you start your own family tree. Why is family history so popular; how do I get started; what does it cost and where can I get help? Aimed at those new to family history

FamilySearch overview and resources – Tim Manners
An introduction to and a tour of its resources. From Family Tree (the free online FamilySearch tree) to our interactive digital catalog, how to navigate the menus and become familiar with the range of offerings. Beginner to intermediate

How to start your family tree on FamilySearch – Andrew Milnes
We will explore getting started on FamilySearch, account creation and starting to build your own tree and linking this to the FamilySearch Global Tree. Aimed at those new to family history and wanting to start their own Family Tree experience.


Family Tree subscribers also enjoy access to a growing library of video guides, including:

‘Skills needed by today’s family historians’ with Karen Evans, Torsten Kux, Michelle Leonard & Penny Walters
‘Preserving, organising and sharing family history’ with Paul Carter, Jackie Depelle, Diane Lindsay, and Keith Penfold

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