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In the Wiki, you will find:

  • Links to record collections where your ancestor's information could be found.
  • Research advice for how to approach research problems.

You won't search for individuals in the Wiki - instead, search for places and topics to discover the records that could contain your ancestors' information. 

To use the Wiki in searching for an ancestor:

  1. Think about what you want to know about the ancestor
  2. Consider the location where that event may have happened
  3. Think about other records that may possibly contain the information you need
  4. Work backward, rather than forward (look for a death record before searching for a marriage record)
  5. Think about the record trail that we all leave behind

It is helpful to know:

  1. A possible location
  2. A time period


Valuable Resources

Additional advice can be found on:


One of the following articles can help you decide where to look first for a puzzling:



Learn more about ...

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Keys to Success Using the Wiki
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Help for Basic Searches in the Wiki
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Getting Started in the Wiki
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Family History for Beginners