Family History for Beginners

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There are several articles in FamilySearch Wiki that explain how to correlate, corroborate, interpret, and evaluate research, records, and information to determine their relevance, authenticity, reliability, and accuracy, and how to deal with contradictory evidence:&nbsp;
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*[[Family group record: roadmap for researchers|Family group record: roadmap for researchers]]
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*[[Use the Information#Evaluate_the_Evidence|Evaluate the Evidence]]
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*[[Research a Family in Community Context|Research a Family in Community Context]]&nbsp;
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*[[Genealogical Proof Standard|Genealogical Proof Standard]]&nbsp;
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*[[United States Census Analyzing Census Data|Analyzing Census Data]]&nbsp;*
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*See the category page [[:Category:Research Analysis|Research Analysis]] for a complete list of articles that are related to analyzing your research.
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In addition to the articles listed above, the following articles may provide additional ideas for participating in family history activities:  
 
In addition to the articles listed above, the following articles may provide additional ideas for participating in family history activities:  

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Contents

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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


Research Analysis

There are several articles in FamilySearch Wiki that explain how to correlate, corroborate, interpret, and evaluate research, records, and information to determine their relevance, authenticity, reliability, and accuracy, and how to deal with contradictory evidence: 



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: