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Using this research Wiki or searching catalogs of libraries or archives, you may have spotted something you'd like to research. The purpose of this page is to help you obtain access, even to far-away items.

Obtain the Records

Family Records

Many families have quite a lot of information that will help you, often stored in boxes in attics or basements. Items include Bibles, deeds, marriage certificates, wills, employment records, funeral programs, and much more.

For ideas to access family records, see:

Internet Resources

There are many resources on the internet that you can review from the comfort of your own home. Some are free and some charge for searching and viewing the indexes and/or images.

Social Media

  • Genealogical community (cost trade off)
  • Forums
  • Facebook groups, etc.


Inter-library loan, etc.

You may want to view the tutorial at the FamilySearch Learning Center,"Ancestors Season 1: Libraries and Archives".

Not everyone learned about ILL

Local Resources

There may be fees involved, including copy costs

Go there yourself

Look ups

  • Look ups


"Look it up" vs. "Track it down"


  • Then by topics -- with links to states topics? If so, then the list can be generated in Excel

with links to states topics? If so, then the list can be generated in Excel

Land and Property


To Categorize