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Useful Wiki pages for Utah Search Strategies include:

This Wiki page describes major sources of information about families from Utah. As you read the Utah Wiki pages, also study the United States Wiki pages, which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records.

Records of the FamilySearch Library

The FamilySearch Library has many of the records listed in these Wiki pages. The library's major holdings of Utah records include census, church, cemetery, military, and vital records.

Some of the sources described in the Utah Wiki pages list the FamilySearch Library’s book, microfilm, microfiche, and compact disc numbers. These are preceded by FHL, the abbreviation for FamilySearch Library. These numbers may be used to locate materials in the FamilySearch Library and to order microfilm and microfiche at FamilySearch Centers.

The computer Internet is growing in importance to genealogists. Sources found on the Internet are cited in these Wiki pages with blue links to each.

FamilySearch™

FamilySearch at FamilySearch Centers. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing millions of names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your family history research. Some of the records come from compiled sources, and some have been extracted from original sources. The FamilySearch Library and many FamilySearch Centers have computers with FamilySearch.

FamilySearch Library and FamilySearch Center computers with FamilySearch have access to the Internet, computer on-line services, networks, or bulletin boards. Those services are also available at many public libraries, college libraries, and private locations.

FamilySearch™ Internet Genealogy Service. The Internet site at www.familysearch.org allows you to preserve your genealogy, order FamilySearch Library publications, learn research strategies, and look for information about your ancestors in the following resources:

FamilySearch Library Catalog

The library’s records are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog available at the library and at each FamilySearch Center, and on the Internet at: www.familysearch.org/Search/searchcatalog.asp. To find a record in the FamilySearch Library Catalog, look in the Place Search for:

  • The place where your ancestor lived:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
UTAH - MILITARY RECORDS
UTAH, SALT LAKE - VITAL RECORDS
UTAH, SALT LAKE, SALT LAKE CITY - CEMETERIES

  • The record type you want, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
UTAH - MILITARY RECORDS
UTAH, SALT LAKE - VITAL RECORDS
UTAH, SALT LAKE, SALT LAKE CITY - CEMETERIES

The page titles in these Wiki pages match the names of record types (subject headings) used in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.


 

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