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Looking for information about a specific locality or topic.<br><br>
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==Looking for information about a specific locality or topic==
  
Research Tasks <br>Want more information about a specific locality/topic<br>
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In the Research Wiki helpful articles are organized in two different ways; by locality or by topic.
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== Looking for information about a specific locality ==
  
Genealogical sources are usually found in or near the place where a person was born, lived or died. <br>Before you begin a search for information on a specific locality, it is a good idea to verify a connection between your ancestor and the locality. Here are some resources to assist you in finding and verifying locality information.
 
  
[[A New Genealogy Research Locality Tool]]<br>[[Locality Subject Subdivisions]] <br>[[How to Get the Best Research Advice]] <br>[[Guessing the Easiest to Research Person and Event]] <br>[[How to Guess Where to Start]]<br>[[How to Begin a Search for Your Ancestor]]
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Before you begin a search for information on a specific locality, it is a good idea to verify a connection between your ancestor and the locality. Here are some resources to assist you in finding and verifying locality information.
  
==Looking for information about a specific locality==
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[[A New Genealogy Research Locality Tool]]<br>[[Locality Subject Subdivisions]] <br>[[How to Get the Best Research Advice]] <br>[[Guessing the Easiest to Research Person and Event]] <br>[[How to Guess Where to Start]]<br>[[How to Begin a Search for Your Ancestor]]
  
It is always helpful to locate places on a map in order to see relationships and to support or deny a theory about the family's movements. Look at the basic Research Wiki page for Maps. Remember the online mapping programs  
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Genealogical sources are usually found in or near the place where a person was born, lived or died. <br>It is always helpful to locate places on a map in order to see relationships and to support or deny a theory about the family's movements. To do this look at the basic Research Wiki page for Maps or use an online mapping programs  
  
In the Research Wiki helpful articles are organized in two different ways; by locality or by topic.You can search for information about a location by typing the location into the search box. You should start with the largest geographic area.  
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You can search for information about a location by typing the location into the search box. You should start with the largest geographic area. For instance if you are looking for Portland in Multnomah County, Oregon you would enter Oregon,Multnomah,Portland.
  
==A Guide to Research ==<br>It is always helpful to locate places on a map in order to see relationships and to support or deny a theory about the family's movements. Look at the basic Research Wiki page for Maps. Remember the online mapping programs.
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==Finding information about a specific topic==  
  
Finding information about a specific topic <br>The Research Wiki is partially organized by topic or subject as well as geographically. But each geographic area in the entire Wiki has its own list of topics. Here is a sample list from the general topic of the United States:
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Try looking&nbsp;at a specific geographic jurisdiction for a list of topics more directed at that location.
  
Basic Search Strategies and Record Selection Table
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Each geographic area in the entire Wiki has its own list of topics. Here is a sample list from the general topic of the United States:
  
<br>States and Capitols Map Adoption African Americans <br>American Indians Archives and Libraries Bible Records <br>Biography Cemeteries Census <br>Church Records Correctional Institutions Court Records <br>Database Websites Directories Emigration and Immigration <br>Funeral Homes Gazetteers Genealogy <br>Handwriting Historical Geography History <br>Land and Property Maps Migration <br>Military Records Minorities Naturalization and Citizenship <br>Newspapers Obituaries Occupations <br>Periodicals Probate Records Societies <br>Timeline Taxation Town Records <br>Vital Records Voter Records Other Records  
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Basic Search Strategies and Record Selection Table<br>States and Capitols&nbsp;Map&nbsp; Adoption&nbsp; African Americans <br>American Indians &nbsp;Archives and Libraries&nbsp; Bible Records <br>Biography &nbsp;Cemeteries&nbsp; Census <br>Church Records&nbsp; Correctional Institutions&nbsp; Court Records <br>Database Websites &nbsp;Directories &nbsp;Emigration and Immigration <br>Funeral Homes&nbsp; Gazetteers&nbsp; Genealogy <br>Handwriting&nbsp; Historical&nbsp; Geography&nbsp; History <br>Land and Property &nbsp;Maps&nbsp; Migration <br>Military Records&nbsp; Minorities&nbsp; Naturalization and Citizenship <br>Newspapers&nbsp; Obituaries&nbsp; Occupations <br>Periodicals&nbsp; Probate&nbsp; Records&nbsp; Societies <br>Timeline&nbsp; Taxation &nbsp;Town Records <br>Vital Records&nbsp; Voter Records&nbsp; Other Records  
  
Try looking for a specific geographic jurisdiction for a list of topics more directed at that location.
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==In Summary==
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Verify where your ancestor has lived during their lifetime.
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Search the Research Wiki for information on specific locations'
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Check the topic list for the location for specific information.

Revision as of 21:48, 15 November 2012

Looking for information about a specific locality or topic

In the Research Wiki helpful articles are organized in two different ways; by locality or by topic.


Looking for information about a specific locality

Before you begin a search for information on a specific locality, it is a good idea to verify a connection between your ancestor and the locality. Here are some resources to assist you in finding and verifying locality information.

A New Genealogy Research Locality Tool
Locality Subject Subdivisions
How to Get the Best Research Advice
Guessing the Easiest to Research Person and Event
How to Guess Where to Start
How to Begin a Search for Your Ancestor

Genealogical sources are usually found in or near the place where a person was born, lived or died.
It is always helpful to locate places on a map in order to see relationships and to support or deny a theory about the family's movements. To do this look at the basic Research Wiki page for Maps or use an online mapping programs

You can search for information about a location by typing the location into the search box. You should start with the largest geographic area. For instance if you are looking for Portland in Multnomah County, Oregon you would enter Oregon,Multnomah,Portland.

Finding information about a specific topic

Try looking at a specific geographic jurisdiction for a list of topics more directed at that location.

Each geographic area in the entire Wiki has its own list of topics. Here is a sample list from the general topic of the United States:

Basic Search Strategies and Record Selection Table
States and Capitols Map  Adoption  African Americans
American Indians  Archives and Libraries  Bible Records
Biography  Cemeteries  Census
Church Records  Correctional Institutions  Court Records
Database Websites  Directories  Emigration and Immigration
Funeral Homes  Gazetteers  Genealogy
Handwriting  Historical  Geography  History
Land and Property  Maps  Migration
Military Records  Minorities  Naturalization and Citizenship
Newspapers  Obituaries  Occupations
Periodicals  Probate  Records  Societies
Timeline  Taxation  Town Records
Vital Records  Voter Records  Other Records

In Summary

Verify where your ancestor has lived during their lifetime.

Search the Research Wiki for information on specific locations'

Check the topic list for the location for specific information.