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Search for Specific Historical Records or Collections
- 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.
- Other Actions that may help to search the Wiki Use different ways to search and browse
- Example:Carlisle Indian School Records
Can you help me?
- Looking for answers to my Family History Questions I came to the Family Search Wiki and ask "Can the Wiki help me?"
- By going to the wiki and following many of these steps we can often find sources that help.
- First go to the Main Page
- Browsed by county/state or country and find (example Pennsylvania). Also we can browse by topic (example Carlisle Indian Industrial School (Pennsylvania))
- Clicked on a county/state or country page or topic page and this will lead to possible pages.
- 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.
- At the resulting page you may found a list of sources (example Indians of Pennsylvania)
- Then within these sources you may find the item that you need (example Carlisle Indian Industrial School (Pennsylvania))
Further Help for Beginners
- Principles of Family History Research
- Family History for Beginners
- Help:Keys to success using the Wiki
- FamilySearch Wiki:Success Stories
Future Changes to the Wiki
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