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The popular printed FamilySearch Library Research Outlines were taken out of print in 2009. Many in the genealogy community were saddened when the announcement was released.
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The Outlines are called by various names; Guidelines, Guide, Outline but all refer to the same wonderfully informative documents.

None of the information in the Guidelines was lost when hard copy publication stopped. It was all incorporated in U.S. State and Country articles on the FamilySearch Wiki.

Even with the enhanced research information in wiki articles, some researchers still like to use the the original Guidelines. Fortunately, they are available online.

Research Guidelines Online

All of the Research Guidelines were converted into .pdf files by the BYU Family History Library. If you don't have regular access to a the internet, download a copy to your computer when you do have access.  The files are found at:

Retirement of hardcopy guidelines

The retirement of hardcopy Guidelines is discussed in the Retirement of Research Outlines article.

The article also includes links to the U.S. State Guides at the BYU - Harold B. Lee Library.