Posted by Pam Velazquez on April 9, 2014 in Research

You can search the internet from within your family tree. Join Crista Cowan to learn about crafting internet searches that will help you uncover information about your ancestors around the internet. As a bonus tip, she will share the best practice for saving this information to your family tree.



  1. Yvonne Estrade

    Haven’t tried it yet, but will weblinks saved on the tree sync to FTM; can you save weblinks to individuals in FTM?

  2. Richard Matheisen

    One of your tips is to just create a web link. While it’s convenient to copy and paste a URL, it’s important to remember that the adage “the web never forgets” isn’t true. Web pages and web sites disappear at an alarming rate (the phenomenom is referred to as “bit rot”).

    It’s a good idea to make a local copy of that web page, even if you don’t post the material in a public space. At least you’ll have something to refer to later.

    Just sayin’.

  3. Anna Hollander

    Thank you for this very informative video. I just tried it on my grandfather, and out of 5 hits, 3 were new material for me. I found a photo of him I had never seen, as well as information on his college graduation and information on his life in politics. I was able to save the web links to his page. I keep learning new things with every new video from Crista Cowan. Thank you so much. I see that I can even order a copy of the photo from the library that owns it.

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