Here are 4 reasons why every online search should begin on http://familysearch.org/
1- It is the most complete database of geneology records in the world.
2- Every workday 1.7 or more million records are added to the database.
3- It is free.
4- A simple touch of a button places that record in your FamilySearch Family Tree source box.
Day 1 Assignment to start searching on familysearch.org :With this assignment you have already gained access to FamilySearch Family Tree. You have created a 4 generation chart, to the best of your ability. At least you have started one.
In this example I just input my great grandfather John President Porters name. I could have been more specific as in the red bordered box, but it's better to start with less information.
Then I opened the certificate to read by clicking on the title. Death certificates are full of good information. Double click it and take a look.
Perhaps you found a census record. Study it. Write down what you see in an ancestor profile log.