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What's Inside the Family History Guide

  • 09/08/2021
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What's Inside the Family History Guide

Mission Statement: "Our mission is to greatly increase the number of people actively involved in family history worldwide, and to make everyone's family history journey easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable."

The Family History Guide is a free website that represents a best-in-class learning environment for family history. Its scope is broad, but its focus is narrow enough to help you achieve your goals, step by step. Whether you're brand new to family history or a seasoned researcher—or somewhere in between—The Family History Guide can be your difference maker.

Here are some of the unique features you'll find on the site:

  • Goals for learning, supported by flexible Choices
  • Step-by-step instructions to make learning easier
  • Links to videos and articles from FamilySearch, Ancestry, and more
  • QUIKLinks that take you to record searches from multiple sources, with a single click
  • Project Tracker sheets and training materials for self-study or group instruction


Bob Taylor

Bob Taylor has been actively doing family history for over 25 years. He has combined his passion for genealogy with his background in instructional design to produce an industry-leading learning resource for family history—The Family History Guide.

Bob earned his BA degree from Brigham Young University and MA degree from California State University, Los Angeles, both in Music Education. A career change led him to instructional design and technical writing, where he has worked for large technology corporations such as Novell, Intel, and Western Digital. 

Bob has been a featured presenter at RootsTech 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020. He has also presented at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Pikes Peak Library (Colorado) Fair, Riverton FamilySearch Library, UVTAGG, and the BYU Family History Conference, in addition to numerous Family History Fairs in the United States.


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