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And so we continue our peeks inside the video courses you can
watch if you attend the Family Tree University Winter
2013 Virtual Genealogy Conference, taking place this weekend, Feb. 22-24.
Here’s Family Tree Magazine contributing
editor David A. Fryxell with a scoop on his class Making the Most of Mocavo (Mocavo being
a genealogy search engine that also offers records and lets you upload your tree and
My presentation will walk you through getting the most out of Mocavo, which bills
itself as “the world’s largest genealogy search engine.” Like Google for genealogy,
it searches sites containing more than 6 billion indexed names; unlike Google, though,
Mocavo focuses strictly on sites with genealogy information. Mocavo also offers its
own specialized collections of digitized books, most notably 3.5 million yearbook
pages, and family trees and documents uploaded by its users.
Beyond the ins and outs of search, though, we’ll also explore uploading trees and
your own photos and documents to Mocavo. Once your tree is online, Mocavo will begin
scouring for “Smart Tree” suggested matches and sending you alerts based on your tree
and your saved searches.
But trees aren’t the only things you can upload to Mocavo, which does all the dirty
work of making documents searchable—by you and other researchers. Uploading to Mocavo
is also a handy way of storing your family-history finds “in the cloud.”
We’ll also look at Mocavo’s mobile app for iOS and Android, which lets you view your
documents on the go. When you search using the mobile app, too, those searches get
saved for the next time you login on the Mocavo website. You probably didn’t know
Mocavo could do so much. After my presentation, you’ll be a Mocavo pro!
See these guest posts from other Winter 2013 Virtual Genealogy Conference instructors:
Cold Cases: A Step-by-Step Process with Lisa Louise Cooke
Tips for Solid Source Citations with Sunny Jane Morton
You Didn’t Know Your Genealogy Software Could Do and Using Irish Censuses, both with
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