Why FamilySearch Is Ending Microfilm Rental & How to Get Genealogy Records Now

Why FamilySearch Is Ending Microfilm Rental & How to Get Genealogy Records Now

Guest blog post by Family Tree Magazine Contributing Editor Sunny Jane Morton For 80 years, the FamilySearch Family History Library (FHL) has made its enormous stash of microfilmed genealogy records available to researchers through an inexpensive rental service through local FamilySearch Centers. That’s about to change: FamilySearch has announced that...Read more
Why Your Ancestry.com and Other Online Genealogy Searches Don't Work

Why Your Ancestry.com and Other Online Genealogy Searches Don't Work

Chances are you’ve become frustrated at times when searching for ancestors online at genealogy sites such as Ancestry.com, MyHeritage and FamilySearch. Knowing why genealogy searches sometimes fail can help you figure out how to fix them. Below is our cheat sheet of common issues that trip up your searches, plus...Read more
Where Do They Find All Those Old Records? Interview With FamilySearch Content Strategist Suzanne Russo Adams

Where Do They Find All Those Old Records? Interview With FamilySearch Content Strategist Suzanne Russo Adams

For the January/February 2016 Family Tree Magazine, contributor Sunny Jane Morton asked Suzanne Russo Adams, content strategist for FamilySearch (and formerly for Ancestry.com) about the cool old records she discovers traveling around the world for her work. Here’s the full Q&A: FTM: Tell us about the content strategy team you work...Read more