Two Hidden Secrets to Find a Ton More Results from the FamilySearch Catalog

Full disclosure:  I love the FamilySearch Catalog! For those collections that are available online, and the books that have been digitized, there are tens of thousands to choose from. For the online collections and books, I can use my PC at home to scroll through digitized page after digitized page, just as if I had my own microfilm reader, only without the hassle.

But, there are a couple of hidden secrets that you need to know if you wish to maximize your results. And they are not easy to discover, which is why I am relating them to you now.

The first secret relates to searching through the catalog for records. The second secret relates to being logged in or off while using the Catalog.

I have captured the specific instructions with examples in a Quick Reference Guide. This is one of the most beneficial QuickSheet that I have created.

To obtain the four-page Quicksheet pdf for easy reference of what information to look for, you can download it by clicking on the button below.

For all the previously published Quick Reference Guides, click on QuickSheets

Genealogy QuickSheets – Frequently Asked Questions

Quicksheets are also known as Quick Reference Guides. They are generally a one or two page PDF that is downloadable. A few QuickSheets are as large as a five page PDF.
Every QuickSheet is in a specific post on The Ancestor Hunt website. Just bring up the post, and at the bottom of the page is a big brown Download button that allows you to view and/or download the PDF when clicked.
Yes! You can view or download as many as you wish.

2 replies on “Two Hidden Secrets to Find a Ton More Results from the FamilySearch Catalog”

Great tips! I had no idea the FS website would sign us out while we’re using it. I’ll be sure to check this!!
Thanks for making this available as a download 🙂

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