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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!

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]

    1. Thanks Mary, I’m glad you enjoyed it! I thought it would be easier to do a video than try to write an explanation. And it was. And about that wrong date, maybe I shouldn’t have told on myself. 🙂

    1. 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.

  2. 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. 🙂

    1. Thank you Linda, I’m glad you enjoyed it. It sounds like you and I work about the same way. I research and record in my ancestry tree, then I add it to Family Tree. Good luck!

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