How to use wildcards on the FamilySearch genealogy website - how-to video

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01 February 2018
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logo-68618.png How to use wildcard searches on the FamilySearch genealogy website
Discover how to track down elusive ancestors in this helpful how-to video from FamilySearch.

Discover how to track down elusive ancestors in this helpful how-to video from FamilySearch.

A wildcard search is a way to widen your search options if you're unable to find an ancestor by using the name by which you know them.

For example, if your search for Elizabeth Wilson born in London in 1822 draws a blank, using the wildcard options on FamilySearch allows you to search for mis-spellings of the name on the millions of records held on the website, including those which may have been indexed incorrectly.

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Read many more expert genealogy website search tips for FamilySearch in the March 2018 issue of Family Tree magazine.