FamilySearch Tip – Organizing Search Results


I love hearing people say, “Ooooh!” when I show them something new.

In fact, I sort of live for that moment.  Every Thursday and Sunday I work one on one with people on their genealogy.  Of all the tricks I have taught people this one is hands down the most simple and popular.  Hopefully it helps you make your research time more efficient.

A few things:

  • This is my first video tutorial.
  • This trick works even if you don’t start your search from Family Tree.  You can simply search in the records section of and use this trick to organize the results.
  • I’m sorry about the date mistake.  If you notice it, gold star for you.  🙂

Enjoy, and happy searching!

Author: thegenealogygirl

I'm a girl who loves genealogy. Let me tell you about it.

14 thoughts on “FamilySearch Tip – Organizing Search Results

  1. “Oooh, wow!” Since you can only read it, you’ll have to imagine the audio. I didn’t know those tricks. Thanks for all your hard work for the video. Terrific job. [1940? Wouldn’t have noticed ‘cept for your mention]


  2. Great instructional video! Thank you for that tip!


  3. Thanks for the tip. I enjoyed listening to your voice so much that I missed the date mistake. 🙂


    • Thanks Cathy, you made me chuckle when I read this for two reasons. One, I don’t think anyone has ever told me they enjoyed listening to my voice. And two, I have a terrible cold now and lost my voice. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it.


  4. Great tutorial! You’ve taught me something new! I’ve just wandered back over to Family Search and I’m trying to incorporate some of the info I have on Ancestry now that I can access Ancestry again! I’ve got my work cut out for me. 🙂


  5. Great video!!! Can’t believe it’s your first!!! I can’t wait to see what you do next 🙂


  6. Hi,

    I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today’s Fab Finds post at

    Have a wonderful weekend!


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