Training for FamilySearch Family Tree

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This page is intended to be a search-engine-friendly list of the online training lessons and other materials available to instruct patrons in the use of the FamilySearch Family Tree.[1] Links labeled "FS" lead to resources produced by FamilySearch.

Title and Description Course Video Guide or Manual Lesson or Activity Handout Webinar
Introduction to the Family Tree FS (PPT download) FS
Quick Start to the Family Tree FS
Getting Started In Genealogy FS
Policies for Submitting Names to the Temple FS
Switching to Family Tree FS
Searching for ancestors FS
Adding Information FS Wiki Wiki
Adding Information Not in Record
Correcting Family Relationships FS Wiki Wiki
Correcting Information about a Person FS
Adding Sources FS Wiki FS, Wiki
Sourcing (video and handout) FS Wiki
Reserving Ordinances in Family Tree (submitting ordinances for temple work, or submitting your ancestors' temple ordinances) FS
Special Problems
Family Tree Reference Manual FS
Family Tree
Family Tree Photos Wiki

The Case for Moving to "Our Tree" FS
Managing Ordinances FS
Moving Information from to Family Tree
Dealing with Duplicate Records FS
Introduction to FamilySearch Tree
Family tree Advanced Topics: Editing Relationships* FS
Family Tree Advanced Topics: Sourcing Wiki Wiki FS
Family Tree Advanced Topics: Merging FS
Family Tree Bookmarklets - shortcuts to merging and finding possible duplicates Wiki


  1. Although the Learning Center and the Tree-training page list training available for FamilySearch Family Tree, this page was created to address problems with each of those pages. The Learning Center's search engine and metadata are weak enough that a search of "Performing Temple Ordinances for Your Ancestors" does not yield that title anywhere in the search results. Searching Google for the same terms leads the user to PDF handouts without graphics rather than the lesson's video, which is the preferred medium.

* This resource is out of date, but it still contains enough good information to be useful.