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Genealogy Search Sites - The Bait and Switch

Normally, I'm positive and upbeat by nature, but here's a touchy subject that makes my blood boil…The old "Bait and Switch" tactics on so called "genealogy search sites."

Grrr! This is so deceptive and takes advantage of many, many people. I'd like to share some things with you that will keep you from either being fooled - or at the very least - be more aware of this annoying "scam," so you don't waste your time and get frustrated.

Here's How it Works…

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Free Original Genealogy Records from FamilySearch New Pilot Site

How to Use the New FamilySearch "Record Search - Pilot Site"
and Get Free Copies of Original Records

Note: This information is too good not to have a video clip. This lesson is from the January 2008 issue of the Treasure Maps Genealogy email newsletter.

This is the "Record Search - Pilot Site

Free Genealogy Records Online? Yes! You've got to try this. You may have been to the FamilySearch site before, but what they are working on is truly wonderful. I'm talking about access to copies of free original records - and you've got to see the interface. Very, very nice.

This is happening in part (a large part) because of "thousands of volunteers around the world who are helping to make more free records available online through FamilySearch Indexing." You will see links asking for volunteer "Indexers" on the Pilot site. I imagine many of Treasure Maps readers are involved with this already.

Try this for yourself, as shown in the examples in the video. Find some of your ancestors and save those records.

The FamilySearch, Record Search - Pilot Site, is only going to get better and better. And bless all of you volunteers in the Indexing program.

How to Search the Free Genealogy Databases on World Vital Records

I was so impressed after researching World Vital Records that I even called and talked with one of their analyst, who answered some of my questions.

This turned out to be such a good on-line resource that I wrote about it in a recent issue of Treasure Maps Genealogy newsletter. Here are step-by-step tips on how to search their free genealogy databases (with plenty of screen shots).

Here's WHY - and more important,
HOW to use this valuable resource:

Try this for yourself. Please follow along with me. It will not cost you a dime…

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