FamilySearch Places

March 23, 2020  - by 


5 Online Resources to Help You Find Your Immigrant Ancestors

Connecting family history events with other events that happened in or around the same place and time is a vital component of family history research. To make this work, people using family history tools must gain a shared understanding of the history and culture of the place in question. FamilySearch Places is a collection of place standards. Its ambitious objective is to describe all places of interest in family histories throughout the world and throughout recorded history. It helps users discover, gather, and connect with their family by identifying and understanding the places that played a role in their family histories. Read more.

Preferred Skills

  • Interest in geography and locality research
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Familiarity with Google Maps and Wikipedia
  • Willingness to learn guidelines and best practices

Time Commitment

  • 10–40 hours per week

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