Saturday 5 January 2013

FamilySearch adds new search features

FamilySearch ( continues to tinker with its new site with a few more developments. The front page of the site now has a more detailed search screen, with a new feature that allows you to restrict results by record location and type. A blog post describing this and new catalogue search parameters is available at

I've also noticed the site now has a Genealogies tab which allows you to "Search User Submitted Genealogies" as supplied through patron submitted files such as Ancestral File and Pedigree Resource Files.

FamilySearch is one of the most useful genealogical websites around, and undoubtedly these changes will be of benefit - but I do at times wish it would just settle down for a bit!


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