Find an ancestor using Historical Records

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Hello Sandra,<br><br>I'm a CSM with the FHL working with Historical Records.&nbsp; We are the ones that post to the Collection Known Issues page.&nbsp; I saw your changes to:<br> [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/index.php?title=England_Deaths_and_Burials_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)/Known_Issues&diff=0&oldid=839706 https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/index.php?title=England_Deaths_and_Burials_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)/Known_Issues&amp;diff=0&amp;oldid=839706]<br>
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I have reviewed these changes with members of our team and we agree that we'd like to use your suggestion to provide the links.&nbsp; We will revise our process accordingly.
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== [[Image:Collections.jpg|left|Collections.jpg]] WHERE DO I LOOK?  ==
  
Are you a member of Dorothy's team?&nbsp; I'd like to communicate with you using e-mail or skype.&nbsp; Is that possible?<br><br>Looking forward to communicating with you.
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:When searching for records, we may not know how to find the records we need.&nbsp;
  
Margaret Jones<br>support@familysearch.org<br>Family History Library<br>Historical Records<br>***********************************************************************************************************
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We may not even be aware that they exist.  
  
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*You will want to know as many of the following as possible:
  
....Sandra,
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:*Name of the Record/Collection/Topic
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:*Location or area covered by the Record
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:*Time the record covers.
  
re: Ohio, Hamilton County, Vital Records
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*Other Actions that may help to search the Wiki
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**[[Help:Keys to success using the Wiki#Key_Two:_Use_different_ways_to_search_and_browse|Use different ways to search and browse]]
  
Forgive me if this is not the proper way to contact you (I'm new to the Wiki) and couldn't find an e-mail address.
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:*Example:
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Success Stories#Wiki_to_the_rescue|Carlisle Indian School Records]]
  
I saw that you had edited the Ohio page, and that the local OGS chapter had adopted the Hamilton County page - but I wasn't clear on how or whom to contact regarding suggested updates.
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=== Can you help me?  ===
  
The Hamilton County, Ohio Vital Records page
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:Looking for&nbsp; answers to my Family History Questions, I came to the Family Search Wiki and&nbsp; asked "Can the Wiki help me?"
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Hamilton_County,_Ohio_Resources#Vital_Records https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Hamilton_County,_Ohio_Resources#Vital_Records&nbsp;]
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:*By going to the wiki and following many of these steps we can often find sources that help.
  
has a table showing available records, but several of the records point to Beta Family Search, (no longer operational), resulting in several broken links.  
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[[Image:Carlisle Indian Industrial School.jpg|left|Carlisle Indian Industrial School.jpg]] <br> <br>
  
I &nbsp;just wanted to alert someone, and since this is an adopted page, I didn't want to overstep and attempt to make changes.
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'''How do I find the Carlisle Indian Industrial School?'''  
  
Also, as a style comment, I think the Probate Court Records (on the Hamilton County Page) would be easier to read and use if they were shown as a list, rather than as running text.
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Finally, under Hamilton County Libraries, the University of Cincinnati Rare Books library has a few collections that would also be easier to read as a list. &nbsp;One significant collection is mislabeled and has an out-of-date URL as well.
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The library has '''Cincinnati Birth and Death Records 1865-1912'''. The new URL is
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[http://drc2.libraries.uc.edu/handle/123456789/1 drc2.libraries.uc.edu/handle/123456789/1]&nbsp; &nbsp;The collection was described as "in progress" but is now complete. &nbsp;Given the number of records in this collection (over 500,000), it would probably helpful to researchers if it were also listed in the Hamilton County Vital Records table discussed earlier.
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1. We went to the [[Main Page]]<br>
  
I hope this is helpful.  
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2. Browsed by [[Browse by Country|county/ state or country]] and found:
  
Regards,
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::*(example: [[Pennsylvania]]). Also we can browse by [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:Contents topic]
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::*(example: [[Carlisle Indian Industrial School (Pennsylvania)]] Picture at left)
  
Tim Carroll [[User:Tim Carroll|Tim_Carroll]] 20:15, 14 October 2011 (UTC)<br><br>
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3. Clicked on a county/state or country page or topic page that would lead to possible pages.
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:*You may find Topics on the right side of the page with many items to search:
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::*(example American Indians)
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4. Clicked and searched.
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:*At the resulting page you should find a list of sources:
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::*(example: [[Indians of Pennsylvania]])
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5. Then within these sources you may find the item that you need:  
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::*(example: [[Carlisle Indian Industrial School (Pennsylvania)]])
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=== Further Help for Beginners  ===
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*[[Principles of Family History Research]]
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*[[Family History for Beginners]]
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*[[Help:Keys to success using the Wiki]]
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Success Stories]]
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Collections.jpg
WHERE DO I LOOK?

When searching for records, we may not know how to find the records we need. 

We may not even be aware that they exist.


  • You will want to know as many of the following as possible:
  • Name of the Record/Collection/Topic
  • Location or area covered by the Record
  • Time the record covers.
  • Example:

Can you help me?

Looking for  answers to my Family History Questions, I came to the Family Search Wiki and  asked "Can the Wiki help me?"
  • By going to the wiki and following many of these steps we can often find sources that help.
Carlisle Indian Industrial School.jpg


How do I find the Carlisle Indian Industrial School?





1. We went to the Main Page

2. Browsed by county/ state or country and found:

3. Clicked on a county/state or country page or topic page that would lead to possible pages.

  • You may find Topics on the right side of the page with many items to search:
  • (example American Indians)

4. Clicked and searched.

  • At the resulting page you should find a list of sources:

5. Then within these sources you may find the item that you need:

Further Help for Beginners