Research Outlines

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The popular printed FamilySearch Library Research Guidelines were taken out of print in 2009. Many in the genealogy community were saddened when the announcement was released.

Fortunately, none of the information in the Guidelines was lost. It was all incorporated in the state and country articles on the FamilySearch Wiki.

Even with the enhanced research information in wiki articles, some researchers 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 computer, they can be found at:

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