FamilySearch Digital Library

Exact Phrases

To search for exact phrases, add quotation marks.

Example: For a work titled, Genealogy of the Henderson Family, enter "Genealogy of the Henderson Family"

Boolean Searching

Use AND, OR, NOT (capitalized) between search terms.

Example: (Abe OR Abraham) AND Lincoln results will show works with Abe Lincoln and Abraham lincoln


Use the asterisk to replace one or more characters.

Examples: Roma* search results will show, Romans and Romaine

Anders*n search results will show Anderson and Andersen

About the Digital Library

The Digital Library can connect you to genealogy books containing the stories of your ancestors and lead you to new discoveries.

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Help the Digital Library grow! FamilySearch welcomes the sharing of digital or physical books such as family histories, yearbooks, biographies, local histories, other genealogical books.

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FamilySearch is proud to partner with libraries and societies from around the world to digitally preserve genealogy books and provide free online access.

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