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New Book - "The Guide to FamilySearch Online" goes digital

Bookfs James Tanner's new book, The Guide to FamilySearch Online, PDF Edition, is now available for the first time ever in digital format from our online store for the introductory price of just $19.95 (a savings of $5). Its 369 pages provides detailed instructions to using all of the current FamilySearch websites.


FamilySearch cannot be ignored by knowledgeable genealogists. During the past few years, FamilySearch has grown into one of the largest and most important genealogical resources on the Internet. The Guide to FamilySearch Online will take you on a tour of all of the fabulous collections of records and resources. You will find insights into features and information you likely did not know existed.

The Guide to FamilySearch Online is the first book to cover all of the current FamilySearch websites:

  • FamilySearch.org
  • New.FamilySearch.org
  • Wiki.FamilySearch.org
  • Forums.FamilySearch.org
  • Indexing.FamilySearch.org
  • and many more.

Click here to view the entire Table of Contents.


About the author

James L. Tanner has 30 years of experience as a research genealogist. He practiced law as a trial attorney for 37 years and is now nearly retired. He is also a professional photographer and writes blogs on genealogy and photography. His genealogy blog, Genealogy's Star, has been selected as one of the Top Forty genealogy blogs by Family Tree Magazine. He has been a featured Blogger at genealogy conferences and was most recently a featured blogger at the RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been very involved in teaching and using the FamilySearch websites for years as a volunteer at the Mesa Regional Family History Center in Mesa, Arizona. He is the father of seven children and 31 grandchildren.


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This looks very interesting, but I guess I'm old-fashioned - i.e., I prefer my books in physical rather than digital form, especially reference works. I might consider a digital version if the price was significantly lower, although it wouldn't be my first choice.

Any time frame on when Legacy users can use the familysearch feature for non-members of their church.

Alexander - sorry, I haven't heard anything about it from FamilySearch in some time.

I'm like Tim above, I like the old fashioned book too. Any chances of "The Guide to FamilySearch Online" being printed into a regular book? Thanks.

Mary Jane - looks like the hard-copy version is available for $39.95 at http://www.familyrootspublishing.com/store/product_view.php?id=1593

to print off my own hard copy....according to my math....that's less than a 1/2 ream of paper (printed both sides) $3-$7 per ream, about 1/4 or less 1 black ink cartridge @$13.50 per cartridge. (($3.00 max). a 3 ring binder any price from $1.00 up......that's still cheaper than a retail price of $40 plus tax and shipping. I'm going to give it serious consideration. Another plus, when an update comes out, AND IT WILL!, I can easily update sections. Been doing that with the original new.familysearch manual. Works great.


RE: Non-LDS people using nFS (new.familysearch.org).
They ARE letting non-LDS people use this site! Approximately 2-3 months ago, I was able to help my non-LDS cousin start using nFS. She had to apply to use it as they're only adding a limited number of people at a time (so it doesn't crash the servers). I'd suggest calling nFS Tech Support, 1.866.406.1830, and ask them how to proceed with registering non-LDS people on nFS. If the person doesn't know anything about this, ask to speak to their supervisor as IT IS happening! Thx. Carolyn

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