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New webinar in the archives - FamilySearch Indexing for Power Users

Last night's webinar, Helping Unlock the World's Records: FamilySearch Indexing for Power Users, is now available in our webinar archives. Katie Gale, of the FamilySearch Indexing development team gave us all some fantastic tips to make our indexing efforts more efficient. I thought I knew a lot about using the indexing software, but I'm excited to try her many suggestions.

Katie's webinar was a follow-up to Jim Ericson's introductory webinar, Helping Unlock the World's Records: an Insider's Perspective on FamilySearch Indexing. Both are now available to view in the archives:

FamilySearch Indexing for Power Users, 1 hr 22 min

An Insider's Perspective on FamilySearch Indexing (view this one first if you are new to indexing), 1 hr 29 min

To sign up as a FamilySearch Indexing volunteer, click here.

Keyboard shortcuts

Below is the list of keyboard shortcuts Katie mentioned:

Ctrl+Shift+End, then Ctrl+D = Ditto Fields Below

Use Ditto Fields Below, and then make changes

Ctrl+Home & Ctrl+End = Move to top or bottom of column

Home & End = Move to left or right of row

Page Up & Page Down = Move to previous or next record

Alt+arrow keys = Move image

Alt+V and then press Enter = Open & close previous image

Register for our upcoming webinars

ThomasMacentee-small Wednesday, January 5, 2011. Google for Genealogists. Most genealogists are only using 10% or less of the resources behind Google when it comes to genealogy research. Learn from professional genealogist, Thomas MacEntee, about the other 90% and how these Google components can be leveraged for better search results. Google is more than just a search engine – it is a wealth of information much of which goes unnoticed by the average genealogist. Besides search, Google allows you to access maps, books, journals, abstracts, patents and much more. These components may be what is needed to make advances in your genealogy research.

Click here to register.

GeoffMug2 Friday, January 21, 2011. Improving Your Use of New FamilySearch: Data Cleanup Strategies. Learn what to do before synchronizing/exchanging your data with FamilySearch (http://new.familysearch.org). Learn how to massage your personal data for improved searching and sharing. Learn about standardization methods, locating potential problems, and cleaning up your data. The one hour class will be taught by Legacy Family Tree's Geoff Rasmussen to both 1) a live audience at the Arizona Family History Expo in Mesa, Arizona and 2) to our live webinar audience. Note: access to the http://new.familysearch.org database is still restricted to LDS members. FamilySearch has stated that they should open its access to the public sometime in 2011 after their testing is complete. In the meantime, all other FamilySearch databases are open to the public at http://beta.familysearch.org.

Click here to register.

GeoffMug2 Saturday, January 22, 2011. New FamilySearch Made Easy with Legacy Family Tree. Learn how to easily interact with New FamilySearch (http://new.familysearch.org), including being alerted when others find new information for your ancestors and tips and optionally sharing information back and forth. Learn how Legacy’s percentage-tracker can help you know when you’re actually done with sections of your family tree. Learn how to reserve, print, and track ordinance cards (LDS). The one hour class will be taught by Legacy Family Tree's Geoff Rasmussen to both 1) a live audience at the Arizona Family History Expo in Mesa, Arizona and 2) to our live webinar audience. Note: access to the http://new.familysearch.org database is still restricted to LDS members. FamilySearch has stated that they should open its access to the public sometime in 2011 after their testing is complete. In the meantime, all other FamilySearch databases are open to the public at http://beta.familysearch.org.

Click here to register.

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