Frequently asked questions

How do I install and open Goldie May?
  1. Visit the Chrome Web Store and search for Goldie May.
  2. Click the blue button "Add to Chrome".
  3. In the dialog box, click "Add extension".
  4. At the top right of Chrome, look for the newly installed Goldie May button, a white "g" inside a black circle.
  5. If you don't see the Goldie May icon, click the puzzle piece icon, look for "Goldie May", then click the "thumbtack" icon. You should now see the "g" button.
  6. Click the "g" button to open Goldie May.
How much does it cost?

You can use Goldie May free forever, or upgrade to get more features. See the pricing page.

Which browsers are compatible?

Goldie May currently works with Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. We may support Safari and/or Firefox in the future.

Which devices?

Goldie May works on any device that can run Chrome extensions. This includes Mac, Windows, and Linux computers running Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.

Unfortunately, mobile devices aren't an option. Although phones and tablets can run Chrome, they cannot run Chrome extensions, so Goldie May can't run on iPhone, iPad, Android, or any other mobile device.

Which trees?

You can research from FamilySearch Tree or from an Ancestry tree. That is, you need to choose a person from either tree as the basis for your research.

A FamilySearch account is required to sign in. After sign-in, you can stay on FamilySearch or head over to Ancestry.

Which online services?

The research log can log any page on the Internet, including records from FamilySearch, Ancestry, MyHeritage, Findmypast, Findagrave, BillionGraves, Google, etc.

The locality features include place-specific links to the catalogs of FamilySearch, Ancestry, MyHeritage, and WorldCat.

Automatic citations are created for FamilySearch and Ancestry records.

Over time, support for more services will be added.

Which countries are supported?

Currently support for United States research is the strongest, but worldwide support is the goal.

Census features are available for the United States, Canada, England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.

Country-specific research hints are available for Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, and Wales.

Will you change any data in my tree?

No. Goldie May reads data from your FamilySearch or Ancestry tree but leaves the changes to you.