Finding Genealogy Collections
What you might find in a survey of compiled records:
- Extend the pedigree
- Find missing children in family groups
- Who else is working on your family tree
What are the best places to search for compiled genealogy collections?
1. Go to FamilySearch.org
- Type in the name you are looking for, Click on Search.
- The results will show what records the person can be found in.
- If your person is found in Ancestral File or Pedigree Resource File, it means someone has researched and submitted a pedigree with this person in the file.
2. Go to the FamilySearch Catalog
- Click on Surname Search
- You will see the list of books and genealogy collections the library has.
- If a book you really want to look at has not been filmed or digitized, go to the excellent article entitled,"Buying, Borrowing, or Searching a Book"
3. Go to any of the Websites listed below. They have collections of genealogies on their sites. Look for bulletin boards on these sites where you can post a query as well as search for your family name.
- GeneaNet This site is a European site and has a great collection of family records. You can also choose your language.
- Ancestry.com Family Trees
- GeneaBios a free genealogy biography database
- Family Tree Seeker,
- Family Tree Maker
- Kindred Konnections
- GEDCOM Index
- GenDex Network
- Genealogy in Time 2015 Top Mega-Search Engine, free and subscription sites
- Genealogy in Time's 46 Free of Top 100 Mega-Search Engine, free sites only
- Genealogy Gophers
4. You might have success with a Google search, or any search engine, typing the name, along with the word "genealogy" or "family history," in the search box.
6. If you are looking for British lines, go to the article, "British Sources for Previous Research"
"Utah Genealogy", has several more suggestions that would apply to every state, such as PERSI, etc.