How do I add a historical record to my source box?

You can add a historical record that you find on FamilySearch to your source box for later examination and use.

You can start from either the indexed information (the "record details") or the image.

Steps (website)

Records Details

  1. In FamilySearch Historical Records, search for a person.
  2. In the Search Results list, click the person's name.
  3. On the record details, click Save.
  4. Click Save To Source Box.
  5. You can choose a folder or leave the folder as "Home". Do not click in the blank area of the folder list. When nothing shows for the folder title, the Save button deactivates.
  6. If desired, adjust the title, and add notes.
  7. Click Save.

From the images of a historical record, take these steps:

  1. Above the image, click Source Box.
  2. Click Add to My Source Box.
  3. You can choose a folder or leave the folder as "Home". Do not click in the blank area of the folder list. When nothing shows for the folder title, the Save button deactivates.
  4. If desired, adjust the title, and add notes.
  5. Click Save.

Record image accessed from Explore Historical Images

Images in Explore Historical Images lack an option to add the image to Source Box.

Steps (mobile app)

The Family Tree and Memories mobile apps do not include the source box feature.

Steps (Family Tree Lite)

Family Tree Lite does not include the Sources feature.

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