Find an ancestor using Historical Records

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== Search for Specific Historical Records or Collections  ==
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:When searching for records, we may not know how to find the records we need.&nbsp; We may not even be aware that they exist.
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== [[Image:Collections.jpg|left|Collections.jpg]] WHERE DO I LOOK?  ==
  
*You will want to know as many of the following as possible:  
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:When searching for records, we may not know how to find the records we need.&nbsp;
**Name of the Record/Collection/Topic  
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**Location or area covered by the Record  
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We may not even be aware that they exist.
**Time the record covers.  
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*Other Actions that may help to search the Wiki [[Help:Keys to success using the Wiki#Key_Two:_Use_different_ways_to_search_and_browse|Use different ways to search and browse]]  
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*Example:[[FamilySearch Wiki:Success Stories#Wiki_to_the_rescue|Carlisle Indian School Records]]
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*You will want to know as many of the following as possible:
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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.
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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]]
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:*Example:  
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Success Stories#Wiki_to_the_rescue|Carlisle Indian School Records]]
  
 
=== Can you help me?  ===
 
=== Can you help me?  ===
  
:Looking for&nbsp; answers to my Family History Questions I came to the Family Search Wiki and&nbsp; ask "Can the Wiki help me?"
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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?"
  
*By going to the wiki and following many of these steps we can often find sources that help.
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:*By going to the wiki and following many of these steps we can often find sources that help.
  
[[Image:Carlisle Indian Industrial School.jpg|left|Carlisle Indian Industrial School.jpg]] <br>  
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[[Image:Carlisle Indian Industrial School.jpg|left|Carlisle Indian Industrial School.jpg]] <br> <br>  
  
*First go to the [[Main Page]]  
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'''How do I find the Carlisle Indian Industrial School?'''
**Browsed by [[Browse by Country|county/state or country]] and find (example [[Pennsylvania]]). Also we can browse by [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:Contents%7Ctopic topic] (example [[Carlisle Indian Industrial School (Pennsylvania)]])  
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**Clicked on a county/state or country page or topic page and this will lead to possible pages.  
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**You may find under Topics on the right side of the page many items to search (example American Indians) and you can then click and search.  
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**At the resulting page you may found a list of sources (example [[Indians of Pennsylvania]])  
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**Then within these sources you may find the item that you need (example [[Carlisle Indian Industrial School (Pennsylvania)]])
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1. We went to the [[Main Page]]<br>
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2. Browsed by [[Browse by Country|county/ state or country]] and found:
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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)
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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)]])
  
 
=== Further Help for Beginners  ===
 
=== Further Help for Beginners  ===
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*[[Help:Keys to success using the Wiki]]  
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Success Stories]]
 
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Revision as of 01:42, 20 November 2012


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