Announcing RootsTech: 2013—Register Early and Save
"RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch.org, is an opportunity unlike any other to discover the latest family history tools and techniques, connect with experts to help you in your research, and be inspired in the pursuit of your ancestors. It is a conference with a unique emphasis on helping individuals learn and use the latest technology to get started or accelerate their efforts to find, organize, preserve and share their family’s connections and history." Full Details
The Ancestry Insider
The Ancestry Insider is an excellent resource for learning how to best use FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com/Ancestry Library edition.
"The unofficial, unauthorized view of Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org. The Ancestry Insider reports on, defends, and constructively criticizes these two websites and associated topics. The author attempts to fairly and evenly support both."
Family Search Account ~ "FamilySearch wants to make as many records available to as many people as possible—and to do so on a free and unrestricted basis. However, FamilySearch does not own most of its archived records, and some custodians have placed restrictions on their collections. Visitors to FamilySearch are always welcome and have access to a fair number of unrestricted collections. Anyone who has registered for an account will have access to even more collections." Use the 'Register' link to create your account.
Using the FamilySearch Website (20 June 2012) ~ Options and Tips for Searching Historical Records. "If you understand the way the options on the search screen work, you have a better chance of finding the historical records that you need."