How do I search for records?
I have never added a name to my Family Tree at FamilySearch.org/tree
1. Let's suppose you found a descendant of an ancestor who is missing a spouse and there are no children listed (and this person was born more than 110 years ago).
2. The first thing to do is to click on the person's name, then click the link that says "PERSON" in the pop-up. See below:
3. On this detailed page, look for "Search Records" in the right column:
4. Click "Search Records" to open the results in a different tab of the browser.
This is found in the left column. Then search again (bottom of left column).
7. When you have found a record that clearly is a match, you can attach it as a source document. Click on this button on the record to attach it:
8. Hopefully you will find a marriage record for the spouse, or perhaps a census record will list the parents and new spouse in the same household.
11. At least you can add or correct information based on the source documents you find, and you can add a note about why you came to your conclusions. Providing a list of source documents is a great service to the next person who researches this family.
13. You can reserve temple names by clicking the "Ordinances" tab at the top of the person detail screen. The list of reserved names can be seen by clicking the "temple" link in the top menu.
14. To add photos or memoirs, click on the "Memories" tab next to the "Ordinances" tab.