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Computer Skills and Help
- Learning Mouse Skills
- Learn Typing Skills
- Computer Basics
- Back Up Your Computer Using SyncToy
- Flash Drive
How Do I Start Researching My Ancestors
1.Write down what you know.
- Family Tree Chart
- Start with yourself. Use the Family Tree Chart above to enter information about you, your parents, grandparents, etc. If you do not know exact dates and places, estimate them. Fill out by memory first and the from records you have at home. NOTE: always use a pencil so corrections are easy to make.
- For each couple in the Family Tree Chart, fill out a Family Group Chart that will show each of the children in that family.
- Circle any missing or incomplete information, and decide what/whom you want to find first.
2. Contact your immediate family first:
- In the step above, note the information that is missing and decide on the family member that might have that information.
- Record any useful information and stories they provide.
- Ask about copies of birth, marriage, and death certificates as well as journals, letters, photos, and other records that might be available.
- Find out if they know other people you should contact.
- Use this new gathered information to fill in the missing information on your Family Tree Chart and Family Group Charts. This will give you a guide as to where to go next.
3. Search other sources.
- A guide of places to find family history information can be found Here
- Gather your records starting with the records you already have, and organize them in one place.
- Explore online sources starting with FamilySearch.org/search for free access to family history records such as census, birth, death, marriage, military records, etc. See the information below to best learn how to use FamilySearch.org Search.
- Get personal help by visiting our local FamilySearch family history center for free personal help and many other valuable services. Center staff may also direct you to other local community resources.
4. Visit the FamilySearch Library to:
- Access Premium Websites to search for records
- Free access to Ancestry.com, WorldVitalRecords.com, Fold3.com, Find My Past, and more.
- Personal help to direct you in your research process. Free training classes
5. Sign up for Family Tree:
- Go to FamilySearch.org and creating an account.
- Click on Family Tree to start you family tree or see what others have.
- See the training below for Family Tree
6. Take the newly found information:
- Add to your pedigree on Family Tree
- Add children's information to the Person's Page
7. Pick another ancestor/question Repeat.
- Including pedigree charts, family group records, British, Cana and US Census forms, research log and LOTS more. Click HERE
- US CENSUS Headings 1790-1860 Click HERE
- US CENSUS Headings 1870-1930 Click HERE
- US CENSUS Headings 1940 Click HERE
Online Film Ordering
- Learn how video
- Ordering Films
- How to set your Family History Default Center
- Checking the Status of a Film
- Renewing a Film
- If you know the film number you want to order click HERE
- If not: to search the FamilySearch Catalog click HERE
Tips for Using FamilySearch.org/search
This is a collection of HISTORICAL Records that spans billions of names across hundreds of collections—including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more. This online database stores all the historical documents and is available for searching. You can instantly search through hundreds of millions of records for information about your ancestors at FamilySearch.org/search AND handout Seaching With FamilySearch
■FamilySearch.org/search protects privacy. No information about living people is publicly available.
■For women, use maiden names to find birth and marriage records, but married names for
census and death information.
■Add five years to life spans
■Try different spellings of a name (Miller, Milr).
■Try different forms of a name (Elizabeth, Liz, Liza).
■Immigrants often changed their names.
■If you can’t find information about a person, look for information about family members.
Getting Started training videos are found atFamilySearch Videos Watch the Getting Started 1, then find 2, 3, 4 listed at right.
- We have hands on training classes at the center. Check the Classes and Handouts page at: Training Schedule
- Family Tree Training
Login into the site to access the training videos and PDFs.
Leland Moon Training
Tips and Tricks
Family History Consultant Training
Downloads for Consultant Training. Many of the PDFs include active links taking you to the website when viewing on the computer:
- Wiki Training site Scroll to the top and work in conjunction with lds.org/familyhistorycallings
- Forms and Support Documents
- FamilySearch Blog-Archives for Consultants
- Basics of starting a search http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kuk_wddJ6OM
- Learning Center Home
- First Steps
- Next Steps
- FREE Research Guides
- Ancestry.com YouTube Channel
- 5-Minute Finds Series
- Ancestry Desktop Education Series
- Best ways to search Ancestry
Under the advanced search: World Vital Records you can search by birth/marriage/death,census voter lists, court/probate recrods, Collection Title, Recently added collections, by place and more. Read the Advanced Search Help and scroll down page to browse by state, country and collections. The right side bar has Browse by Popular Collections.
Indexing Help Resources
- Basic Indexing Guidelines:
- Quick start Video: Click Here
- How to Dounload and Install Program
- Index Resource Guide
- FAQs: https://indexing.familysearch.org/support/faq.jsf
- List of current Indexing projects:
- Training videos found at: Roots Magic
- Mini Videos on Youtube: RootsMagicTV.com
- Census US Federal
- Military Records
- Vital Records
- Grave Markers Template
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