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Family History Helps


3 - Day Basic FH Course - Handouts, Powerpoint Presentations (.pdf), and Exercises


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01 Organization and Family Search Overview January 2018 (PDF, 28 pp.)
01 Organization and Family Search Overview January 2018 (PPT, 28 pp.)
01 Beginning Research Exercise
02 US Census January 2018 (PPT, 60 pp.)
02 US Census January 2018 (PDF, 60 pp.)
02 US Census Blank Forms 1790-1940 (PDF, 13 pp.)
02 US Census Tracker Form, 1850-1940
03 U. S. Church Records January 2018 (PPT, 64 pp.)
03 U. S. Church Records January 2018 (PDF, 64 pp.)
03 Church Records Handout (7 pp.)
03 Church Records Exercise (4 pp.)
04 Birth, Death and Marriage Records 2018 (PPT, 67 pp.)
04 Birth, Death and Marriage Records 2018 (PDF, 67 pp.)
04 Finding Birth, Death and Marriage Records April 2016 Exercise
05 Searching by Surname January, 2018 (PPT, 45 pp.)
05 Searching by Surname January, 2018 (PDF, 45 pp.)
06 It's Families, Not Names- Putting Memories in FT January 2018 (PPT, 14 pp.)
06 It's Families, Not Names- Putting Memories in FT January 2018 (PDF, 14 pp.)
06 Putting Photos and Documents as Memories in FS Family Tree Guide (Revised 12-23-2017)
07 Ancestry.com 2018 (PPT, 45 pp.)
07 Ancestry.com 2018 (PDF, 45 pp.)
07 Ancestry Institution 2016 Exercise
08 Ancestry.com Successful Searching 2018 (PPT, 74 pp.)
08 Ancestry.com Successful Searching 2018 (PDF, 74 pp.)
10 Attaching FS Records to Family Tree Using the Source Linker Guide (Revised 12-22-2017)
11 Putting Documents as Sources in Family Tree Guide (Revised 12-27-2017)
12 Introduction to Indexing and Arbitration 2018 (PPT, 30 pp.)
12 Introduction to Indexing and Arbitration 2018 (PDF, 30 pp.)

3 - Day Advanced FH Course - "Breaking Down Brick Walls"-- Handouts, Powerpoint Presentations (.pdf), and Exercises


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01 Death Records June 2016 (PPT, 72 pp.)
01 Death Records June 2015 Exercise
02 Finding Obituaries June 2016 (PPT, 72 pp.)
02 Finding Obituary June 2016 Exercise
03 Wills and Probate Records June 2016 (PPT, 58 pp.)
03 Finding Wills final June 2016 Exercise
05 Wiki Family Search (PPT, 11 pp.)
06 Locality Survey-Family Search, Ancestry and Beyond June 2016 (PPT, 69 pp.)
06 Locality Survey 1 Page Handout
07 Finding and Merging Duplicates in Family Tree July 2016 Handout
07 Merging June 2016 Exercise
07 Fixing Relationships in Family Tree June 2016 Handout
07 Fixing Relationships in Family Tree June 2016 Exercise
08 Passenger List and Naturalization June 2016 (PPT, 66 pp.)
08 Searching Passenger and Naturalization Records June 2016 Exercise
09 Land Records June 2016 (PPT, 48 pp.)
09 Land Records Arizona June 2016 Exercise
10 Other Family History Websites Exercise
10 Other Awesome Websites 2016 (PPT, 73 pp.)
11 Brickwalls Part 1 & 2 March 2015 (PPT, 103 pp.)


Family Tree - Handouts

Putting Photos and Documents as Memories in FS Family Tree Handout
Putting Documents as Sources in Family Tree 2015 Handout
Attaching FS Records to Family Tree 9-3-2016 Handout
Finding and Merging Duplicates in Family Tree July 2016 Handout (Not able to follow handout steps - Sandbox is dead)
Fixing Relationships in Family Tree June 2016 Handout (Not able to follow handout steps - Sandbox is dead)