Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday Mailbox: FamilySearch Family of Websites

Dear Mr. Insider,

I have noticed a number of web sites for FamilySearch.org. Is there some place that lists all of the different variations/locations that are connected to FamilySearch.org?

Signed, Jerry

Dear Jerry,

Believe it or not, you can navigate to almost all FamilySearch websites from http://familysearch.org. The few exceptions are specialized websites or websites that can’t be reached because of broken links on FamilySearch.org.

Signed, The Insider


What Jerry really needs is a good site map. Too bad FamilySearch won’t provide an official one. Here’s a quick attempt.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for this very useful site map. It helps make sense of a site that buries many of its functions. Many in the genealogical community still use the classic search, and regret the loss of valuable tools that have vanished.

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  2. Speaking of broken links, your http://consultants.familysearch.org link doesn't work, at least not for me from a Windows 7 OS using Firefox and IE. Training for consultants can be found by going to https://www.familysearch.org/consultant and signing in with your LDS Account. This takes you to training materials for Family History Consultants.

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    1. Dear John,
      Good catch. It should be singular. It is a synonym for the URL you presented.

      I've also fixed the Archivists link.

      Hopefully, I didn't break any others while I was at it.

      --The Insider

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  3. Hi

    I offer a small revision to your site map:

    • Search
    o Records
     All Record Collections
     International Genealogical Index (IGI)
    o Genealogies (including Ancestral File and Pedigree Resource Files)
    o Catalog
     Classic Catalog (FHLC)
    o Books

    Best regards
    Geoff

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