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**Local societies often have field trips of their area
**Local societies often have field trips of their area
*Plan your own trip
*Plan your own trip
*Archives tips
==== Article gathering place ====
==== Article gathering place ====

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The closer you can get to an original document, the better. Originals usually contain important clues that were missed or misread in indexes or transcripts.

This page offers options for accessing an original document or searching a set of records that is not convenient for searching yourself. Although a United States focus, many of the methods apply to other countries.

The intent is to help Wiki users by collecting all pertinent Wiki articles into one central location. Writers are encouraged to update, strengthen, and link to this page as appropriate.

Get a [photo] copy

Order a book or microfilm

Inter-library loan, etc.

  • WorldCat
  • WorldCat Online Catalog
  • Jstore has just introduced -- adding more and more to free access; subscription -- put under online -- journals and index to journals most not available. Main window to access. subscription at FSL. See Jame's blog for articles.

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

Have the records searched

Go there yourself

Ideas to develop

  • Go with societies or groups
    • Local societies often have field trips of their area
  • Plan your own trip
  • Archives tips

Article gathering place

Cemeteries Before visiting cemeteries in foreign lands, consider cultural, religious, and social differences.

Hire a genealogist


Click to the Archives and Libraries page for a state below. Browse websites and online catalogs for a town, county, or state, and for an unlimited array of subjects or keywords to find items that you wand to access via the Internet or by using the ideas offered on this page to Get a copy.

about the town, county, or state, or for

For archives and libraries, click a state below: