Quick Answer: What are record hints on FamilySearch?

What Are Record Hints? The FamilySearch system constantly searches digitized,indexed records to identify records that may match records in the FamilySearch Family Tree. When a possible match is found, FamilySearch creates a record hint.

How do you use hints on FamilySearch?

Steps (mobile app)

  1. In the Family Tree mobile app, find a record hint icon. …
  2. Tap the record hint icon, then the record you want to compare, and then Compare.
  3. Compare the information on both sides of the screen.

How many records does family search have?

There are 5.8 billion searchable records on FamilySearch.org that can connect people with one or more of their ancestors. Many of these records are findable only because of millions of volunteer hours put in by those doing family history indexing.

What does a family group record show?

Definition A family group record is created to show at least the names of the husband, wife, and children of a family. Most family group records also show birth, marriage, and death information, additional spouses (if any) of the parents, and children’s spouses.

How do you attach a record in family search?

To attach the source to a third person, click the person’s Attach icon. The reason statement you already created appears in this person’s record. Select the tags and whether you want to add the source to your source box, and click the Attach button at the bottom of the screen.

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How do I search names on FamilySearch?

Log in to FamilySearch.


  1. Use the FamilySearch website or the My Family: Stories That Bring Us Together booklet to identify one or more of your ancestors missing from Family Tree.
  2. Check your temple opportunities to see if you can find any ancestors’ names that need ordinances there.