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FamilySearch - so much more than just the collaborative Family Tree

Some times users of FamilySearch get "turned off" by the collaborative nature of the Family Tree - where users don't really have total control of the data and sometimes get frustrated with changes made by others. Such a frustration is totally understandable when such people don't realize the collaborative nature of Family Tree and in some cases would be better off using a standalone product.

BUT all so often I feel bad that such people so often "throw the baby out with the dish water" and just leave FamilySearch all together - when there are so many different valuable other components of FamilySearch that are so useful.

The depth and width and variety of FamilySearch resources is really incredible.

Here is just a list - in rather random order. You may wish to copy and paste it to a bookmark list or notepad item where you can access it often.

I have marked some of my favorite with "**"

Family Tree

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/overview

Free Research Consultation **

https://go.oncehub.com/ResearchStrategySession

Free Loookup Service **

https://www.familysearch.org/en/family-history-library/family-history-library-records-look-up-service

FamilySearch Historical Records

https://www.familysearch.org/search/

Family History Centers

https://community.familysearch.org/en/categories/family-history-centers

FamilySearch Account Settings (including password change / reset)

https://www.familysearch.org/identity/settings/account

Create New Account

https://www.familysearch.org/register/custom/1

FamilySearch Catalog

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog

FamilySearch Community

https://www.familysearch.org/help/communities

FamilySearch Community GROUPS

https://community.familysearch.org/en/categories/gp-groups-en?route=my-groups

FamilySearch Blog

https://www.familysearch.org/en/blog/

FamilySearch Community Help Center (FAQ's) **

https://www.familysearch.org/en/help/helpcenter/landing

FamilySearch Research Wiki  **

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Main_Page


List of all FamilySearch searchable databases for historical records  **

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list 

FamilySearch Memories FIND **

https://www.familysearch.org/photos/find 

FamilySearch Digital Books **

https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/

Submitting private standalone GEDCOM databases 

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/import/files 

FamilySearch Indexing

https://www.familysearch.org/indexing/

Chat / Online support

https://home-c4.incontact.com/incontact/chatclient/index.html

List of People in your Private Space

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/contributions/private

Search un-indexed images in Historical Records by location

https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/

LDS Temple Reservations

https://www.familysearch.org/temple/reservations

Where are your ancestors from

https://www.familysearch.org/discovery/explore/generations

Audio Recording

https://www.familysearch.org/discovery/recordme/categories

In Home Activities

https://www.familysearch.org/discovery/activities/

3rd party apps and solutions **

https://partners.familysearch.org/solutionsgallery/s/

Source Box

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/sources/sourceBox

FamilySearch Videos **

https://yanceyfamilygenealogy.org/family_search_videos.htm

FamilySearch Messaging

https://www.familysearch.org/messages/

DNA Testing (FamilySearch does not do)

https://www.familysearch.org/home/dna-testing 

The Collaborative Nature of Family Tree - why in many aspects that is a GOOD THING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwRSRZ9amlM

List of People in FamilyTree you "follow"

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/following/ 

How to Add UNCONNECTED/unrelated new person to FamilyTree 

https://www.familysearch.org/en/help/helpcenter/article/how-do-i-add-an-unconnected-person-to-family-tree

YOUR contributions to FamilySearch FamilyTree

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/contributions/stats