I went to FamilySearch a different way recently and discovered a new (to me) way to do location searches. (I’ll be watching the comments and you can tell me if this feature has always been there all along!)
My searches on FamilySearch used to be limited to:
- Broad search from main page of all of their databases, or
- Limited search of one database on that resource’s page
#1 returned mostly terrible results, while #2 was effective but often too narrow. (And Goldilocks agrees with me.)
Happily, FamilySearch now makes it is now possible to search a group of databases by location, or what librarian types call a targeted search. FamilySearch targeted Searches often yield better results that are just right (and Goldilocks approves).
Here’s how to do FamilySearch Targeted Searches: