made big news last month when it re-launched a new website. The result as in any other upgrade is confusion among many users. This includes its online trees program with an empahsise on the new photo and story uploading features plus very nice looking fan chart.

What you might want to consider is Family Tree Magazine’s live seminar scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 9th.  If you register before May 5, you can get it for $39.99 quite a bargain if you want to learn sooner rather than later on from Family Search. After May 5 the price goes up to $39.99.

The schedule is below:

Date: Thursday, May 9
Starting Time: 7pm EST/6pm CST/5pm MST/4pm PST
Presenter: Rick Crume
Duration: 1 hour
Price: $49.99 ($39.99 early bird until 5/5)


  • You want to learn how to navigate the newly relaunched
  • You’ve dabbled on but want to learn to make your time on the site more efficient and effective
  • You use on a regular basis and want to master its more advanced features

It’s undeniable— is a fundamental figure in family research. And with its recent revamp, the site has added features including photos and interactive fan charts to its already rich repository of family records and searchable family trees. Let Family Tree Magazine’s resident genealogy technology expert, Rick Crume, help you navigate the new website in this hour-long webinar. This webinar comes with a free PDF download: a copy of our Microfilm Guide.


  • How to navigate the new now that it has undergone a redesign
  • How to search the databases to get the most relevant matches
  • Differences between the site’s Family Tree and Genealogies
  • How to identify and contact a submitter to the Genealogies
  • Which of the site’s databases are not covered by the global search, and where to find them
  • How indexes all those genealogy records
  • How to find ancestor’s records in an unindexed collection
  • Whether you still need to use microfilmed records
  • How to access records that aren’t online yet
  • How the site can help you learn how to research your family history

PLUS: Get help with your quandaries! All attendees have the opportunity to submit questions before the event and again during the webinar in a live Q&A session.


Rick Crume, a contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine, has also written for other American, Canadian and Welsh genealogical journals. The author of Plugging Into Your Past: How to Find Real Family History Records Online, he specializes in online research, genealogy software and British genealogy. Since he began researching his family history at age 14, he has traced his ancestry back to the 1600s and earlier in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands.


  • Participation in the live presentation and Q&A session
  • Access to the webinar recording to view again as many times as you like
  • 25+ page PDF of the presentation slides for future reference
  • Additional downloadable handouts: Family Tree Magazine’s Microfilm Guide

Please note: You do not have to attend the live event to get a recording of the presentation. All registrants receive an email two business days following the live webinar with instructions on how to download the recording and handouts.

Click on Family Tree Live Webinar to take you to the registration page.

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