Family History for Beginners

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(removed clues to add info to page)
(Added photo)
Line 1: Line 1:
{| width="100%" cellspacing="10" cellpadding="5" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
+
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" cellspacing="10" cellpadding="5" width="100%"
 
|-
 
|-
| valign="top" style="padding-bottom: 0pt; margin: 0pt; padding-left: 0pt; padding-right: 0pt; padding-top: 0pt" | <div style="width: 77%; float: right">
+
| style="padding-bottom: 0pt; margin: 0pt; padding-left: 0pt; padding-right: 0pt; padding-top: 0pt" valign="top" | <div style="width: 77%; float: right">[[Image:Merthyr_Tydfil_Central_Library_family_history_room.JPG|thumb|right]]
 
== Featured Content  ==
 
== Featured Content  ==
  
Line 64: Line 64:
 
*[[United States Census Analyzing Census Data|Analyzing Census Data]]
 
*[[United States Census Analyzing Census Data|Analyzing Census Data]]
  
<br>  
+
<br>
 
</div><div style="width: 22%; float: left">
 
</div><div style="width: 22%; float: left">
{| border="0" style="background: rgb(255,255,240)" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
+
{| style="background: rgb(255,255,240)" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" border="0"
 
|-
 
|-
| align="center" style="font-family: verdana; background: rgb(238,238,238)" | '''News and Events'''  
+
| style="font-family: verdana; background: rgb(238,238,238)" align="center" | '''News and Events'''  
Attending a local family history conference can be helpful in learning new skills for family history research. Be sure to check the news and events section of the locality page where you live to see a list of events that are in your area.  
+
Attending a local family history conference can be helpful in learning new skills for family history research. Be sure to check the news and events section of the locality page where you live to see a list of events that are in your area.
  
 
|-
 
|-
| align="left" style="background: rgb(249,243,253)" |  
+
| style="background: rgb(249,243,253)" align="left" |  
 
|-
 
|-
| align="center" style="font-family: verdana; background: rgb(238,238,238)" | '''Other Sites'''
+
| style="font-family: verdana; background: rgb(238,238,238)" align="center" | '''Other Sites'''
 
|-
 
|-
| align="left" style="background: rgb(249,243,253)" |  
+
| style="background: rgb(249,243,253)" align="left" |  
 
Several sites on the Internet have online tutorials for family history. The following are just a few of those that may be helpful as you get started in family history:  
 
Several sites on the Internet have online tutorials for family history. The following are just a few of those that may be helpful as you get started in family history:  
  
Line 87: Line 87:
 
*[http://www.dearmyrtle.com/lessons.htm DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Lessons]
 
*[http://www.dearmyrtle.com/lessons.htm DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Lessons]
  
<br>  
+
<br>
  
 
|}
 
|}
Line 93: Line 93:
 
|}
 
|}
  
<br>  
+
<br>
  
 
[[Category:Beginners]]
 
[[Category:Beginners]]

Revision as of 18:00, 13 September 2011

Merthyr Tydfil Central Library family history room.JPG

Featured Content

If you are wondering where to get started in your family history research, the following articles will help you with this decision:

How to Guess Where to Start

Research Tools

Numerous articles are available on FamilySearch Wiki to help you get started in family history. This page will provide links to articles about general research topics.

Principles of Family History Research

  1. Identify What You Know
  2. Decide What You Want to Learn
  3. Select Records to Search
  4. Obtain and Search the Records
  5. Use the Information

In addition to the articles listed above, the following articles may provide additional ideas for participating in family history activities:

Did you know?

Organizing and documenting the research that you do is a key concept for both beginners and seasoned family history researchers. The following articles will help you understand this important process:


News and Events

Attending a local family history conference can be helpful in learning new skills for family history research. Be sure to check the news and events section of the locality page where you live to see a list of events that are in your area.

Other Sites

Several sites on the Internet have online tutorials for family history. The following are just a few of those that may be helpful as you get started in family history: