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The Wiki can be a useful tool in locating our ancestors. Although it is not a place where you will find a specific name, going through a process of searching and following links can lead researchers to the needed information.  Following are examples showing how resources in the Wiki led to successful searches that would help lead a researcher to his/her needed information.  
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Excellent advice for this process and information for a researcher can be found on:  
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<br>Excellent advice for this process and information for a researcher can be found on:  
  
 
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Revision as of 01:03, 25 April 2012

Finding my ancestor using the wiki

The Wiki can be a useful tool in locating our ancestors. Although it is not a place where you will find a specific name, going through a process of searching and following links can lead researchers to the needed information.  Following are examples showing how resources in the Wiki led to successful searches that would help lead a researcher to his/her needed information.


Excellent advice for this process and information for a researcher can be found on:

To use the Wiki in searching for an ancestor, you will need to know:

  • What you are trying to find, such as:
  • Vital records
  • Where they lived
  • How they got to that locality
  • The name of the ancestor.  Remember that there may be more than one spelling.
  • A good idea of their locality
  • A time period