Find an ancestor using Historical Records

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== Search for Specific Historical Records or Collections  ==
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== [[Image:Collections.jpg|left|Collections.jpg]] WHERE DO I LOOK? ==
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:When searching for records, we may not know how to find the records we need.&nbsp;
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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.
  
: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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*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]]
  
*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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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Success Stories#Wiki_to_the_rescue|Carlisle Indian School Records]]
**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 [[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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=== 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.
  
 
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*How do I find the Carlisle Indian Industrial School?
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'''How do I find the Carlisle Indian Industrial School?'''
  
 
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*First go to the [[Main Page]]<br>
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1. We went to the [[Main Page]]<br>  
  
**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 topic] (example: [[Carlisle Indian Industrial School (Pennsylvania)]] Picture at left)
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2. Browsed by [[Browse by Country|county/ state or country]] and found:  
**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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=== Further Help for Beginners  ===
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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)
  
*[[Principles of Family History Research]]
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3. Clicked on a county/state or country page or topic page that would lead to possible pages.
*[[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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=== You can Help on the Wiki ===
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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)
  
You can help. Check out the following links for things you can do to make the Wiki a better research tool.
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4. Clicked and searched.  
  
*[[Help:Wiki care and support|Wiki care and support]]
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:*At the resulting page you should find a list of sources:  
*[[Help:Volunteer to help|Contribute to the Wiki]]
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::*(example: [[Indians of Pennsylvania]])
  
=== Group Communication and Actions ===
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5. Then within these sources you may find the item that you need:
  
We can work together and communication is a main part of that work. Therefore we have Forums that help us work with each other.  The link below is to the three forums we have specifically for the Wiki. By reading the posts and posting our own ideas and questions we can help ourselves and others understand the goals and work on the Wiki.
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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]]
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?f=5 Wiki Forums]
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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