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'''What you might find in a survey of compiled records:'''
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==== What you might find in a survey of compiled records: ====
  
 
*Extend the pedigree  
 
*Extend the pedigree  
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*Who else is working on your family tree
 
*Who else is working on your family tree
  
'''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>  
  
 
*Type in the name you are looking for, Click on Search.  
 
*Type in the name you are looking for, Click on Search.  
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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.
 
*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 [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog]  
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2. Go to the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog]  
  
 
*Click on Surname Search  
 
*Click on Surname Search  
 
*You will see the list of books and genealogy collections the library has.  
 
*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,[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Buying%2C_Borrowing%2C_or_Searching_a_Book "Buying, Borrowing, or Searching a Book"]
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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"]]
  
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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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>  
  
 
*[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;  
 
*[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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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.  
 
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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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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6. If you are looking for British lines, go to the article, [[British Sources for Previous Research|"British Sources for Previous Research"]]
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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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[[Family Trees: An Online Research Tool|Family Trees Online Research Tool]]
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==== References  ====
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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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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