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To use the Wiki in searching for an ancestor, 
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To use the Wiki in searching for an ancestor,   
  
*What you are trying to find, such as:
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:*Consider the location where that event may have happened  
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:*Think about other records that may possibly contain the information you need  
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:*Work backward, rather than forward (look for a death record before searching for a marriage record)  
:*Think about other records that may possibly contain the information you need
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:*Work backward, rather than forward (look for a death record before searching for a marriage record)
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:*Think about the record trail that we all leave behind
 
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*It is helpful to know:
 
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Following are examples showing how resources in the Wiki led to successful searches that would help lead a researcher to his/her 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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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.  

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

To use the Wiki in searching for an ancestor, 

  • Think about what you want to know about the ancestor
  • Consider the location where that event may have happened
  • Think about other records that may possibly contain the information you need
  • Work backward, rather than forward (look for a death record before searching for a marriage record)
  • Think about the record trail that we all leave behind
  • It is helpful to know:
  • A time period
  • A possible location


Following are examples showing how resources in the Wiki led to successful searches that would help lead a researcher to his/her needed information.

Example using vital records.jpg


Example Finding Information about a locality.jpg
Finding a person.jpg