Las Vegas Nevada FSL/Training
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How Do I Start
1. Write down what you know. <a href="https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6222706_630_6910279597">Family Tree Chart</a>
Start with yourself. Use the Family Tree Chart above to enter information about you, your parents, grandparents, et. If you do not know exact dates and places, estimate them. Circle any missing or incomplete information, and decide what you want to find first.
For each couple in the Family Tree Chart, fill out a <a href="https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6222706_630_6910295659">Family Group Chart</a> that will show each of the children in that family
2. Contact your family and friends.
Record any useful information and stories they provide. Ask about copies of birth, marriage, and death certificates as well as journals, letters, photos, and other records that might be available. Find out if they know other people you should contact.
Use this new gathered information to fill in the missing information on your Family Tree Chart and Family Group Charts. This will give you a guide as to where to go next.
3. Search other sources.
- Gather your records starting with the records you already have, and organize them in one place.
- Explore online sources starting with FamilySearch.org for free access to family history records, guides, and resources. You will also find links to other helpful Web sites. To best learn how to use FamilySearch
- Get personal help by visiting our local FamilySearch family history center for free personal help and many other valuable services. Center staff may also direct you to other local community resources.
Tips for Using FamilySearch.org
This is a collection of HISTORICAL Records that spans billions of names across hundreds of collections—including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more. This online database stores all the historical documents and is available for searching. You can instantly search through hundreds of millions of records for information about your ancestors at FamilySearch.org.
■FamilySearch.org protects privacy. No information about living people is publicly available.
■For women, use maiden names to find birth and marriage records, but married names for
census and death information.
■Add five years to life spans
■Try different spellings of a name (Miller, Milr).
■Try different forms of a name (Elizabeth, Liz, Liza).
■Immigrants often changed their names.
■If you can’t find information about a person, look for information about family members.
Informative training videos are found at https://help.familysearch.org/kb/videos/en/index.html
Click on the Overviewat right and then Finding Records that has eight more videos to watch and learn how to get the most from your searches at FamilySearch.org.
We have hands on training classes at the center. Check the Classes and Handouts page at: <a href="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Las_Vegas_Nevada_FHC/Class_Schedule">https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Las_Vegas_Nevada_FHC/Class_Schedule</a> to download or print out schedule for the desired month you wish to attend.
To see training videos and manuals:
- Sign and login into FamilySearch.org
- Click on Help at top right
- Click on See the Whole List to view videos and manuals
<a href="https://familysearch.org/tree-training">Training Page</a> Including videos, PDF handouts and practice activities
Family History Consultant Training
See our Class Schedule for scheduled Consultant Training Classes by downloading the present months class schedule at: <a href="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Las_Vegas_Nevada_FHC/Class_Schedule">https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Las_Vegas_Nevada_FHC/Class_Schedule</a>
Indexing help resources:
■Basic Indexing Guidelines: https://help.familysearch.org/publishing/347/102817_f.SAL_Public.html
■Quick start Video: http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/FamilySearchIndexing/EN/demos/FS_index.html?v=http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/FamilySearchIndexing/EN/demos/IndexQuickStart
■FamilySearch Wiki (content availability may vary): https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page
■List of current Indexing projects: https://indexing.familysearch.org/projtab/current_projects.jsf