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To use the Wiki in your search for an ancestor:  
 
To use the Wiki in your search for an ancestor:  

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In the Wiki, you will find:

  • Links to record collections where your ancestor's information may be found.
  • Research advice on solving research problems.

You will not search for individuals in the Wiki; instead search for places and topics to discover the records that might possibly contain your ancestors' information. 

To use the Wiki in your search for an ancestor:

  1. Think about what you want to know about the ancestor.
  2. Consider the location where that event may have happened
  3. Think about other records that may possibly contain the information you need
  4. Work backward, rather than forward (look for a death record before searching for a marriage record)
  5. Think about the record trail that we all leave behind

It is helpful to know:

  1. A possible location
  2. A time period

Valuable Resources

Additional research advice can be found on:

One of the following articles can help you decide where to look first for a puzzling:

For information about contributing to the wiki:


Learn more about ...

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Keys to Success Using the Wiki
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Help for Basic Searches in the Wiki
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Getting Started in the Wiki
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Family History for Beginners