Research Strategy

In this class you will learn how to add content to the FamilySearch Research Wiki using the Submit Wiki Content link, Report a Problem link, and editing the Wiki directly using Visual Editor.
This Wiki class introduces the most helpful FamilySearch Research Wiki pages, such as the country pages and our Online Genealogy Records (OGR) pages to help you answer your genealogical questions.
This class introduces The FamilySearch Research Wiki, which is a free, online, genealogical guide that helps you find the records of your ancestors from around the world. Learn how to effectively navigate and use the Wiki to find websites, databases, records, and research strategies.
Objectives • Follow the standard process for African American genealogical research • Use five strategies for successfully locating your ancestors in historical records • Organize and evaluate your research results • Find unique African American sources
Any family history research adventure needs to start on a firm foundation. Before you venture into unknown territory, you need to make sure you understand what the information you already have is telling you. In this class, we'll analyze families to tease out clues that will help point us to the next records we should search.
Here you will learn how to find Gyrid in the US immigration. Then you will learn how to find her farm name in the 1972 Norwegian online Postal Guide. Next you will learn how to find her in the emigration records from Bergen, and with information from the emigration records find her home parish in the FamilySearch Wiki for Norway. Then find her in the 1900 census for Norway and lastly find her in her birth record. The duration of all the combined videos is 26:45.
This course invites you to learn to think differently about the ways you approach genealogical problems. This is accomplished by taking case studies and looking at different methods and techniques to solve them.
As you help others with their family history research, it is best to conduct a reference interview with the person you are helping. A reference interview consists of helping others to gather known information and to choose a research goal. In this lesson you will learn how to conduct the reference interview when helping others get started with their family history.
As you help others with their family history research, it is best to conduct a reference interview with the person you are helping. A reference interview consists of helping others to gather known information and to choose a research goal. In this lesson you will learn how to conduct the reference interview when helping others get started with their family history.
How confident do you feel about building a research plan to help you with your family history research? Check your knowledge by answering questions about what you learned in the lesson Building a Research Plan.
How confident do you feel about records and their use in family history research? Check your knowledge by answering questions about what you learned in the lesson Introducing Records.
Records are the key to family history research. This lesson will introduce various types of records and how they can be used in family history research.
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