How to Get the Best Research Advice
As you begin your search for the first time or search in a new locality, you need advice on the types of records that are most likely to help. The staff in many libraries, including local family history centers and the Family History Library, can guide you. Please give them the following information so they can guide you to the best records or databases to search.
- The locality where your ancestor lived.
- The time period when your ancestor lived in that locality.
- The record or type of information that you want to find. For example, you want the parents' names, or a birth date or place, or the spouse's full name.
If you are unsure about dates and places, you will need to come forward a generation and choose an ancestor where you have more information. Knowing about a more recent ancestor will give you a place to start to look for an earlier generation.