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To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:Help_wanted_on_the_Help_wanted_on_the_Wiki#Help_Wanted_-_United_States '''click here''']:  
 
To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:Help_wanted_on_the_Help_wanted_on_the_Wiki#Help_Wanted_-_United_States '''click here''']:  
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*[http://www.footnote.com Fold3.com] has a new [http://go.footnote.com/blackhistory/ African American history collection] online.
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*FamilySearch [https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html U.S. Research classes now online!]
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*The 1870 US Federal Census indexing project was posted on [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]
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*New free databases for Russian, Italian, and German immigrants were added to [http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-list.jsp?cat=GP44 NARA]
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*You never know which ancestors you'll find in the newly posted [http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918] at [http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1264&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Ancestry.com].
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*[[Adoption Research|Adoption]]
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*[[African American Research|African Americans]]
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*[[American Indian Genealogy|American Indians]]
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*[[United States Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[United States Basic Search Strategies|Basic Search Strategies]]
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*[[United States Bible Records|Bible Records]]
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*[[United States Biography|Biography]]
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*[[United States Business Records|Business Records]]
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*[[United States Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[United States Census|Census]]
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*[[United States Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[United States Correctional Institutions|Correctional Institutions]]
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*[[United States Court Records|Court Records]]
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*[[Major Databases for Beginning United States Research|Database Websites]]
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*[[United States Directories|Directories]]
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*[[United States Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[United States Funeral Homes|Funeral Homes]]
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*[[United States Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
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*[[United States Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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*[[United States Handwriting|Handwriting]]
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*[[United States Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
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*[[United States History|History]]
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*[[United States, How to Find Genealogy Records|How to Find Genealogy Records]]
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*[[United States Land and Property|Land and Property]]
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*[[United States Livestock Brands|Livestock Brands]]
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*[[United States Maps|Maps]]
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*[[United States Migration Internal|Migration]]
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*[[United States Military Records|Military Records]]
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*[[United States Minorities|Minorities]]
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*[[United States Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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*[[United States Newspapers|Newspapers]]
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*[[United States Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[United States Occupations|Occupations]]
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*[[United States Online Genealogy Records|Online Records]]
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*[[United States Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[United States Probate Records|Probate Records]]
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*[[United States Record Selection Table|Record Selection Table]]
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*[[United States Societies|Societies]]
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*[[United States and Capitols|States and Capitols Map]]
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*[[United States Timeline|Timeline]]
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*[[United States Taxation|Taxation]]
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*[[United States Town Records|Town Records]]
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*[[United States Vital Records|Vital Records]]
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*[[United States Voting Records|Voter Records]]
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*[[United States Water Records|Water Records]]
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*[[United States Other Records|Other Records]]
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*[[United States For Further Reading|For Further Reading]]
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*A [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Census-2000-Data-Top-US-Ancestries-by-County.jpg 2000 map] of the top country of origin of ancestors of citizens in each U.S. county is at wikimedia.org.
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*More people died in the [http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/influenza-epidemic/ 1918 Influenza epidemic] than in World War I.
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*The [http://deadfred.com/searchform_05.php Genealogy Photo Archive] contains more than 14,000 photos of families.
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Getting started with United States research

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

Principles of Family History Research

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States

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