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== <br>How Do I Start  ==
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== How Do I Start  ==
  
1.'''Write down what you know.''' [https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6222706_630_6910279597 Family Tree Chart]&nbsp;&nbsp;
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<br>1.Write down what you know. [https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6222706_630_6910279597 Family Tree Chart ]<br>Start with yourself. Use the Family Tree Chart above to enter information about you, your parents, grandparents, etc. If you do not know exact dates and places, estimate them. Fill out by memory first and the from records you have at home. NOTE: always use a pencil so corrections are easy to make. <br>For each couple in the Family Tree Chart, fill out a [https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6222706_630_6910295659 Family Group Chart ]that will show each of the children in that family.<br>Circle any missing or incomplete information, and decide what/whom you want to find first.<br>2. Contact your immediate family first:<br>In the step above, note the information that is missing and decide on the family member that might have that information.<br>Record any useful information and stories they provide.<br>Ask about copies of birth, marriage, and death certificates as well as journals, letters, photos, and other records that might be available. <br>Find out if they know other people you should contact.<br>Use this new gathered information to fill in the missing information on your Family Tree Chart and Family Group Charts. This will give you a guide as to where to go next. <br>3. Search other sources.<br>A guide of places to find family history information can be found Here<br>Gather your records starting with the records you already have, and organize them in one place.<br>Explore online sources starting with FamilySearch.org/search for free access to family history records such as census, birth, death, marriage, military records, etc. See the information below to best learn how to use FamilySearch.org.<br>Get personal help by visiting our local FamilySearch family history center for free personal help and many other valuable services. Center staff may also direct you to other local community resources.<br>4. Visit the FamilySearch Library to access premium websites to search for records <br>Free access to Ancestry.com, WorldVitalRecords.com, Fold3.com, Find My Past, and more. <br>Personal help to direct you in your research process.<br>Free training classes<br>5. Sign up for Family Tree to see others who may be working on your line<br>Go to FamilySearch.org and creating an account. <br>Click on Family Tree to start you family tree or see what others have.<br>See the training below for Family Tree<br>6. Take the newly found information and add to your pedigree and family group sheets.<br>7. Pick another ancestor or question and repeat the above steps.
  
*Start with yourself. Use the Family Tree Chart above to enter information about you, your parents, grandparents, etc.&nbsp; If you do not know exact dates and places, estimate them. &nbsp;Fill out by memory first and the from records you have at home. &nbsp;NOTE: always use a pencil so corrections are easy to make.&nbsp;
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== Tips for Using FamilySearch.org/search  ==
*<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">For each couple in the Family Tree Chart, fill out a&nbsp;</span>[https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6222706_630_6910295659 Family Group Chart]<span style="line-height: 1.5em;"> that will show each of the children in that family.</span>
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*<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" />Circle any missing or incomplete information, and decide what/whom you want to find first.
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2. '''Contact your immediate family first:'''  
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This is a collection of HISTORICAL Records that spans billions of names across hundreds of collections—including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more. This online database stores all the historical documents and is available for searching. You can instantly search through hundreds of millions of records for information about your ancestors at '''''[https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch.org/search]'''''<br>■FamilySearch.org/search protects privacy. No information about living people is publicly available.<br>■For women, use maiden names to find birth and marriage records, but married names for<br>census and death information.<br>■Add five years to life spans<br>■Try different spellings of a name (Miller, Milr).<br>■Try different forms of a name (Elizabeth, Liz, Liza).<br>■Immigrants often changed their names.<br>■If you can’t find information about a person, look for information about family members.<br>
  
*In the step above, note the information that is missing and decide on the family member that might have that information.  
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Getting Started training videos are found at[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VucOF5tNR8&list=TLk1TtLoBczOjVn5TwuuBqbBP6ufA_E67g FamilySearch Videos] Watch the Getting Started 1, then find 2, 3, &amp; 4 listed at right.  
*Record any useful information and stories they provide.  
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*Ask about copies of birth, marriage, and death certificates as well as journals, letters, photos, and other records that might be available.&nbsp;  
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*Find out if they know other people you should contact.  
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*Use this new gathered information to fill in the missing information on your Family Tree Chart and Family Group Charts.&nbsp; This will give you a guide as to where to go next.&nbsp;
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3. '''Search other sources.'''
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== FamilyTree  ==
  
*A guide of places to find family history information can be found [https://familysearch.org/sites/all/themes/frankie/documents/Step-1-Information-to-collect.pdf Here]
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We have hands on training classes at the center. Check the Classes and Handouts page at: "https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Las_Vegas_Nevada_FHC/Class_Schedule" <br>
*Gather your records starting with the records you already have, and organize them in one place.
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*Explore online sources starting with [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch.org/search]&nbsp;for free access to family history records such as census, birth, death, marriage, military records, etc. See the information below to best learn how to use FamilySearch.org.
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*Get personal help by visiting&nbsp;our local FamilySearch family history center for free personal help and many other valuable services. Center staff may also direct you to other local community resources.
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4. '''Visit the FamilySearch Library&nbsp;to access premium websites to search for&nbsp;records'''&nbsp;
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==== [https://familysearch.org/tree-training Family Tree Training]  ====
  
*Free access to ''Ancestry.com'', ''WorldVitalRecords.com, Fold3.com, Find My Past, ''and more.&nbsp;
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Login into the site to access the training videos and PDFs.<br>
*Personal help to direct you in your research process.
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*Free training classes
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5. '''Sign up for Family Tree to see others who may be working on your line'''
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== Ancestry-[http://www.ancestry.com/ How to Get the Most Out of Searches]  ==
  
*Go to FamilySearch.org and creating an account.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Basics of starting a search </span>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kuk_wddJ6OM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kuk_wddJ6OM]<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">  </span>  
*Click on Family Tree to start you family tree or see what others have.  
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*See the training below for Family Tree<br>
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6. '''Take the newly found information and add to your pedigree and family group sheets.'''<br> 7. '''Pick another ancestor or question and repeat the above steps.&nbsp;'''
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Ancestry Desktop Education Series [http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2F65E97B57EF8279&feature=digest_mon http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2F65E97B57EF8279&amp;feature=digest_mon] <br> Best ways to search Ancestry [http://ancestry.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1060#res2 http://ancestry.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1060#res2]
  
== <br>Tips for Using FamilySearch.org/search ==
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== Fold3 Tour<br>  ==
  
This is a collection of HISTORICAL Records that spans billions of names across hundreds of collections—including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more.&nbsp; This online database stores all the historical documents and is&nbsp;available for searching.&nbsp; You can instantly search through hundreds of millions of records for information about your ancestors at '''''[https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch.org/search]'''''<br>■FamilySearch.org/search protects privacy. No information about living people is publicly available.<br>■For women, use maiden names to find birth and marriage records, but married names for<br>census and death information.<br>■Add five years to life spans<br>■Try different spellings of a name (Miller, Milr).<br>■Try different forms of a name (Elizabeth, Liz, Liza).<br>■Immigrants often changed their names.<br>■If you can’t find information about a person, look for information about family members.<br>
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Tour using Fold3 with 4 videos and written instructions [http://www.fold3.com/tour/ http://www.fold3.com/tour/]
  
Informative training videos are found at [https://help.familysearch.org/kb/videos/en/index.html FamilySearch Videos]&nbsp; Watch the '''Overview '''and click on '''Finding Records '''and watch the 8 videos to learn to search for best results.&nbsp;
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== WorldVitalRecords.com  ==
  
== FamilyTree  ==
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Under the advanced search: [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/search.aspx http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/search.aspx] you can search by birth'''/'''marriage/death,census &amp; voter lists, court/probate recrods, Collection Title, Recently added collections, by place and more. &nbsp;Read the Advanced Search Help and scroll down page to browse by state, country and collections. &nbsp;The right side bar has Browse by Popular Collections.
  
We have hands on training classes at the center.&nbsp; Check the Classes and Handouts page at: "https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Las_Vegas_Nevada_FHC/Class_Schedule" <br>
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== Family History Consultant Training  ==
  
=== [https://familysearch.org/tree-training Family Tree Training]&nbsp;  ===
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Downloads for Consultant Training. Many of the PDFs include active links taking you to the website when viewing on the computer:
  
Login into the site to access the training videos and PDFs.<br>
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*[https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6222706_630_6124839587 00Read First]
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*[https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6222706_630_6124819622 01Family History Consultant Responsibilities]
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*[https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6222706_630_6124819649 02Family History Consultant Training]
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*[https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6222706_630_6124899715 03Actively Find Members and Ways to Help Them]
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*[https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6222706_630_6124819220 Family History Progress Record]
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*[https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6222706_630_6124898903 Family History Ward Survey]
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*[https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6222706_630_6124819782 Genealogy Programs and Family Tree]
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*[https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6222706_630_6124814631 Policies for Submitting Names for Temple Work]
  
== Ancestry.com&nbsp;Learning How to&nbsp;Get&nbsp;the Most&nbsp;Out of Searches  ==
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<br> Basics of starting a search&nbsp;[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kuk_wddJ6OM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kuk_wddJ6OM]&nbsp;&nbsp;
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== Indexing Help Resources  ==
  
Ancestry Desktop Education Series&nbsp;[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2F65E97B57EF8279&feature=digest_mon http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2F65E97B57EF8279&amp;feature=digest_mon]&nbsp; <br> Best ways to search Ancestry&nbsp;[http://ancestry.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1060#res2 http://ancestry.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1060#res2]&nbsp;
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Indexing help<br>  
  
== Fold3&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> ==
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*Basic Indexing Guidelines: https://help.familysearch.org/publishing/347/102817_f.SAL_Public.html<br>  
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*Quick start Video: Click [http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/FamilySearchIndexing/EN/demos/FS_index.html?v=http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/FamilySearchIndexing/EN/demos/IndexQuickStart Here]
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*How to Dounload and Install Program: [http://broadcast.lds.org/eLearning/fhd/Product/en/FamilySearch_Indexing/DownloadIndexing/player.html http://broadcast.lds.org/eLearning/fhd/Product/en/FamilySearch_Indexing/DownloadIndexing/player.html]<br>
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*Index Resource Guide [https://indexing.familysearch.org/public/publications.jsf https://indexing.familysearch.org/public/publications.jsf]
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*FAQs: [https://indexing.familysearch.org/support/faq.jsf https://indexing.familysearch.org/support/faq.jsf]
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*FamilySearch Wiki (content availability may vary): https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page <br>
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*List of current Indexing projects: https://indexing.familysearch.org/projtab/current_projects.jsf<br>
  
Tour using Fold3 with 4 videos and written instructions [http://www.fold3.com/tour/ http://www.fold3.com/tour/]
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== RootsMagic  ==
  
== WorldVitalRecords.com ==
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Training videos found at: http://rootsmagic.com/Webinars/<br>Mini Videos on Youtube: [http://www.youtube.com/user/RootsMagicTV RootsMagicTV.com]
  
Under the advanced search: [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/search.aspx http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/search.aspx] you can search by birth'''/'''marriage/death,census &amp; voter lists, court/probate recrods, Collection Title, Recently added collections, by place and more.&nbsp;
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[https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6222706_630_6139710591 Census US Federal]  
  
== Family History Consultant Training&nbsp;  ==
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[https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6222706_630_6139710718 Directories]
  
See our Class Schedule for scheduled Consultant Training Classes by downloading the present months class schedule at:&nbsp; https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Las_Vegas_Nevada_FHC/Class_Schedule
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[https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6222706_630_6139710714 Military Records]
  
== Indexing&nbsp;&nbsp;Help Resources&nbsp;  ==
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[https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6222706_630_6139710728 Vital Records]
  
Indexing help<br>
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[https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6222706_630_6128023155 Grave Markers Template]  
 
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*Basic Indexing Guidelines: https://help.familysearch.org/publishing/347/102817_f.SAL_Public.html<br>
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*Quick start Video: http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/FamilySearchIndexing/EN/demos/FS_index.html?v=http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/FamilySearchIndexing/EN/demos/IndexQuickStart
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*How to Dounload and Install Program: [http://broadcast.lds.org/eLearning/fhd/Product/en/FamilySearch_Indexing/DownloadIndexing/player.html http://broadcast.lds.org/eLearning/fhd/Product/en/FamilySearch_Indexing/DownloadIndexing/player.html]<br>
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*Index Resource Guide&nbsp; [https://indexing.familysearch.org/public/publications.jsf https://indexing.familysearch.org/public/publications.jsf]  
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*FAQs: [https://indexing.familysearch.org/support/faq.jsf https://indexing.familysearch.org/support/faq.jsf] &nbsp;
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*FamilySearch Wiki (content availability may vary):&nbsp; https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page <br>
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*List of current Indexing projects:&nbsp; https://indexing.familysearch.org/projtab/current_projects.jsf<br>
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How Do I Start


1.Write down what you know. Family Tree Chart
Start with yourself. Use the Family Tree Chart above to enter information about you, your parents, grandparents, etc. If you do not know exact dates and places, estimate them. Fill out by memory first and the from records you have at home. NOTE: always use a pencil so corrections are easy to make.
For each couple in the Family Tree Chart, fill out a Family Group Chart that will show each of the children in that family.
Circle any missing or incomplete information, and decide what/whom you want to find first.
2. Contact your immediate family first:
In the step above, note the information that is missing and decide on the family member that might have that information.
Record any useful information and stories they provide.
Ask about copies of birth, marriage, and death certificates as well as journals, letters, photos, and other records that might be available.
Find out if they know other people you should contact.
Use this new gathered information to fill in the missing information on your Family Tree Chart and Family Group Charts. This will give you a guide as to where to go next.
3. Search other sources.
A guide of places to find family history information can be found Here
Gather your records starting with the records you already have, and organize them in one place.
Explore online sources starting with FamilySearch.org/search for free access to family history records such as census, birth, death, marriage, military records, etc. See the information below to best learn how to use FamilySearch.org.
Get personal help by visiting our local FamilySearch family history center for free personal help and many other valuable services. Center staff may also direct you to other local community resources.
4. Visit the FamilySearch Library to access premium websites to search for records
Free access to Ancestry.com, WorldVitalRecords.com, Fold3.com, Find My Past, and more.
Personal help to direct you in your research process.
Free training classes
5. Sign up for Family Tree to see others who may be working on your line
Go to FamilySearch.org and creating an account.
Click on Family Tree to start you family tree or see what others have.
See the training below for Family Tree
6. Take the newly found information and add to your pedigree and family group sheets.
7. Pick another ancestor or question and repeat the above steps.

Tips for Using FamilySearch.org/search

This is a collection of HISTORICAL Records that spans billions of names across hundreds of collections—including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more. This online database stores all the historical documents and is available for searching. You can instantly search through hundreds of millions of records for information about your ancestors at FamilySearch.org/search
■FamilySearch.org/search protects privacy. No information about living people is publicly available.
■For women, use maiden names to find birth and marriage records, but married names for
census and death information.
■Add five years to life spans
■Try different spellings of a name (Miller, Milr).
■Try different forms of a name (Elizabeth, Liz, Liza).
■Immigrants often changed their names.
■If you can’t find information about a person, look for information about family members.

Getting Started training videos are found atFamilySearch Videos Watch the Getting Started 1, then find 2, 3, & 4 listed at right.

FamilyTree

We have hands on training classes at the center. Check the Classes and Handouts page at: "https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Las_Vegas_Nevada_FHC/Class_Schedule"

Family Tree Training

Login into the site to access the training videos and PDFs.

Ancestry-How to Get the Most Out of Searches

Basics of starting a search http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kuk_wddJ6OM

Ancestry Desktop Education Series http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2F65E97B57EF8279&feature=digest_mon
Best ways to search Ancestry http://ancestry.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1060#res2

Fold3 Tour

Tour using Fold3 with 4 videos and written instructions http://www.fold3.com/tour/

WorldVitalRecords.com

Under the advanced search: http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/search.aspx you can search by birth/marriage/death,census & voter lists, court/probate recrods, Collection Title, Recently added collections, by place and more.  Read the Advanced Search Help and scroll down page to browse by state, country and collections.  The right side bar has Browse by Popular Collections.

Family History Consultant Training

Downloads for Consultant Training. Many of the PDFs include active links taking you to the website when viewing on the computer:


Indexing Help Resources

Indexing help

RootsMagic

Training videos found at: http://rootsmagic.com/Webinars/
Mini Videos on Youtube: RootsMagicTV.com

Census US Federal

Directories

Military Records

Vital Records

Grave Markers Template