The Monmouth County Genealogy Society Topic: How to Navigate the FamilySearch Website
Lincroft, NJ, February 6, 2019 Volunteer genealogy specialists Richard and Angela Wood, on leave from their regular duties in the Seattle, Washington area, will explain “How to Navigate the FamilySearch Website” at the March 10, 2019 meeting of the Monmouth County Genealogy Society. The meeting will begin at 1:30 P.M at the Community Center, 72 Broad Street, Eatontown. Admission is free and the public is welcome.
As Family Search is the largest genealogy organization in the world, having digitized their 2 billionth record, it is no wonder even experienced researchers need a little help navigating the site. The Woods answered the call of their church almost 18 months ago, shuttered Richard Wood’s business law practice, and have been in New Jersey and New York providing help to volunteers and visiting researchers at Family History Centers of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS.) They have also been volunteering to assist visitors at the American Family Immigration Center at Ellis Island. They will be returning to the Northwest in April.
In addition to access of digital images of genealogical records and a number of databases, FamilySearch.org also contains the catalog of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. The library holds genealogical records for over 110 countries, territories, and possessions, including over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records; 742,000 microfiche; 310,000 books, serials, and other formats; and 4,500 periodicals. FamilySearch also offers research help through the Family History Research Wiki, forums, digitized books, and online free family history courses through the Learning Centre, according to Wikipedia.