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FamilySearch Launches New Page for Family History Beginners

Have you ever wanted to do family history but didn’t know where to start? FamilySearch recently launched a beginner-friendly page to help!

The new Getting Started page provides a variety of simple family history activities and FamilySearch resources that both beginners and genealogy veterans can appreciate. These pages also show how family history is any activity that connects us to our family stories.

Whether you want to learn what FamilySearch knows already knows about your family, how to preserve family memories, or how to build your family tree or search records, the Getting Started page makes it easy to begin exploring your family story.

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You can also find the Getting Started page by going to the FamilySearch homepage, clicking the question mark icon in the top right corner of the page, and selecting Getting Started in the drop-down menu.

How to Use the Getting Started Page

The initial landing page shows cards that highlight ways you can start doing family history. Each card links to a how-to page that includes brief, beginner-friendly information about the activity and one or two tasks to help you get started.

For example, one of the getting started activities is “Save Family Memories.” To learn more about this activity, click the Save Family Memories card on the main Getting Started page. A page will open about preserving family memories. There, you can scroll down to view two easy step-by-step ways to begin uploading and saving memories.

Yes, it’s that easy!

So, what are you waiting for? Start exploring the unique ways you can learn more about your family story on the Getting Started page!

Source: Family Search

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