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'''What are the best places to search for compiled genealogy collections?'''
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==== What are the best places to search for compiled genealogy collections? ====
  
1.&nbsp;Go to [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch.org]<br>
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1.&nbsp;Go to [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]<br>  
  
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*Type in the name you are looking for, Click on Search.  
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*The results will show what records the person can be found in.
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*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.
*Type in the name you are looking for, Click on '''Search.'''
 
  
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2. Go to the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog]
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*The results will show what records the person can be found in.
 
  
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*Click on Surname Search
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*You will see the list of books and genealogy collections the library has.
*If your person is found in Ancestral File or Pedigree Resource File, it means someone has research and submitted a pedigree with this person in the file.
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*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|"Buying, Borrowing, or Searching a Book"]]
  
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3. Go to any of the Web sites listed below.&nbsp; They have collections of genealogies on their sites.&nbsp; Look for bulletin boards on these sites where you can post a query as well as search for your family name.<br>
  
2. Go to the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHLC/framset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog]  
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*[http://www.geneanet.org/ Geneanet]&nbsp;This site is a European site and has a great collection of family records. You can also choose your language.&nbsp;
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*[http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/]
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*[http://boards.ancestry.com http://boards.ancestry.com]&nbsp;
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*[http://usgenweb.org/ http://usgenweb.org/]
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*[http://www.gencircles.com/globaltree/ GenCircles]
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*[http://www.geneabios.com/ GeneaBios]&nbsp;&nbsp;a free genealogy biography database
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*[http://www.familytreeseeker.com/ Family Tree Seeker],
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/database.htm Cyndi's List] is a very complex site, but scroll down a little&nbsp;in this link and click on "Surname Databases"
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*[http://www.geneanet.org/?lang=en http://www.geneanet.org]
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*[http://www.genealogy.com/index_r.html Family Tree Maker]
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*[http://www.kindredkonnections.com/genealogy/index.html Kindred Konnections]
  
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4.&nbsp; 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.  
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*You will see the list of books and genealogy collections the library has.
 
  
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5. If your family were early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, go to the Wiki articles entitled, [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=trees "Family Group Records Collection."]&nbsp; or "[[LDS Genealogy|LDS Genealogy]]"
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*If a book you really want to look at has not been filmed or digitized, go to the excellent article entitled, [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Buying%2C_Borrowing%2C_or_Searching_a_Book "Buying, Borrowing, or Searching a Book"]
 
  
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6. If you are looking for British lines, go to the article, [[British Sources for Previous Research|"British Sources for Previous Research"]]
  
3. Go to any of the Web sites listed below.&nbsp; They have collections of genealogies on their sites.&nbsp; Look for bulletin boards on these sites where you can post a query as well as search for your family name.<br>
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==== Related Articles:  ====
  
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[[Utah Genealogy|"Utah Genealogy]]", has several more suggestions that would apply to every state, such as PERSI, etc.  
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*[http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/]&nbsp;
 
  
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[[Family Trees: An Online Research Tool|Family Trees Online Research Tool]]  
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*[http://boards.ancestry.com http://boards.ancestry.com]
 
  
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==== References  ====
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*[http://usgenweb.org/ http://usgenweb.org/]
 
 
 
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*[http://wwwfamilychronicle.com/webpicks.htm http://wwwfamilychronicle.com/webpicks.htm] (Top 10 genealogy Web sites)
 
 
 
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4.&nbsp; 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.
 
  
5. If your family were early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, go to the Wiki articles entitled, [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Family_Group_Records_Collection "Family Group Records Collection."]&nbsp; or "[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/LDS_Genealogy LDS Genealogy]"
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6. If you are looking for British lines, go to the article, [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/British_Sources_for_Previous_Research "British Sources for Previous Research"]
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A Related Article: [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Utah_Genealogy "Utah Genealogy]", has several more suggestions that would apply to every state, such as PERSI, etc.
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[[Category:Finding_a_Genealogy_Collection]]

Revision as of 18:38, 29 December 2012


Genealogy montage reasonably small.jpg
Return to the Main Page

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 Family History Library 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 Web sites 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.

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.

5. If your family were early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, go to the Wiki articles entitled, "Family Group Records Collection."  or "LDS Genealogy"

6. If you are looking for British lines, go to the article, "British Sources for Previous Research"

Related Articles:

"Utah Genealogy", has several more suggestions that would apply to every state, such as PERSI, etc.

Family Trees Online Research Tool

References