Thursday, July 14, 2011

Announcing The Guide to FamilySearch Online

During the past few months, with permission from FamilySearch, I have been writing a guide to the online websites sponsored by FamilySearch. The sites include,,,,, and others. The book has 367 pages and will be published by Bookmark Graphics, printed by Y Mountain Press and sold, online, through the BYU Bookstore. As soon as the book is available, I will be posting a direct link to where it can be purchased. The price will be $39.95. Neither FamilySearch nor The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are in any way responsible for the content of the book.

Writing the book has been an interesting undertaking. I have already started the next book and have two more planned in the future. I am sure I will have more ideas by the time the next three are finished. One of the challenges of writing such a book is that FamilySearch is a moving target. I had to revise the entire book when they changed some of the basic ways the websites worked. Y Mountain Press is an "on demand" printer, so any future revisions of the book can be made without having a formal re-printing. Likewise, anyone purchasing the book can be assured that the information contained in the book about the websites is as up-to-date as possible in a print edition book.

Watch for the announcement of the book's availability. It should be ready to order in the next week or so.


  1. When will the e-book be available?

  2. Ditto Rosemary's question. It would be great to have an e-version. Portable AND saves trees. And, thanks for all your hard work on this, James!

  3. Since this is a book about the internet and resources will it be available online or via ebook?