Find an ancestor using Historical Records

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Search for Specific Historical Records or Collections

When searching for records, we may not know how to find the records we need.  We may not even be aware that they exist.
  • You will want to know as many of the following as possible:
  • Name of the Record/Collection/Topic
  • Location or area covered by the Record
  • Time the record covers.

Can you help me?

Looking for  answers to my Family History Questions, I came to the Family Search Wiki and  asked "Can the Wiki help me?"
  • By going to the wiki and following many of these steps we can often find sources that help.
Carlisle Indian Industrial School.jpg

How do I find the Carlisle Indian Industrial School?

  1. We went to the Main_Page
  1. Browsed by county/ state or country and found:

1. Clicked on a county/state or country page or topic page that would lead to possible pages.

  • You may find Topics on the right side of the page with many items to search:
  • (example American Indians)

2. Click and search.

  • At the resulting page you may found a list of sources:

3. Then within these sources you may find the item that you need:

Further Help for Beginners

You can Help on the Wiki

You can help. Check out the following links for things you can do to make the Wiki a better research tool.

Group Communication and Actions

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