Retirement of Research Outlines

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In 2008 we copied all the research outlines to the wiki and began updating them. We then split the long outlines into separate articles. A research outline on paper might have 40 pages covering many topics such as census, vital, and land records. In the wiki, each topic is covered in a separate article. So if you're used to referencing the Church Records section of the Pennsylvania Research Outline, on the wiki you would find the same information by doing a search on the terms ''pennsylvania church'' and selecting on the Search Results page, the article named "[[Pennsylvania Church Records|Pennsylvania Church Records]]."  
 
In 2008 we copied all the research outlines to the wiki and began updating them. We then split the long outlines into separate articles. A research outline on paper might have 40 pages covering many topics such as census, vital, and land records. In the wiki, each topic is covered in a separate article. So if you're used to referencing the Church Records section of the Pennsylvania Research Outline, on the wiki you would find the same information by doing a search on the terms ''pennsylvania church'' and selecting on the Search Results page, the article named "[[Pennsylvania Church Records|Pennsylvania Church Records]]."  
  
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Staff at the BYU Family History Library have annotated the old Family History Library Research Outlines to identify what resources are also housed at the BYU facility:
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[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Alabama.pdf Alabama] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Alaska.pdf Alaska] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Arizona.pdf Arizona] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Arkansas.pdf Arkansas] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/California.pdf California] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Colorado.pdf Colorado] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Connecticut.pdf Connecticut] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Delaware.pdf Delaware] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Florida.pdf Florida] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Georgia.pdf Georgia] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Hawaii.pdf Hawaii] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Idaho.pdf Idaho] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Illinois.pdf Illinois] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Indiana.pdf Indiana] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Iowa.pdf Iowa] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Kansas.pdf Kansas] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Kentucky.pdf Kentucky] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Louisiana.pdf Louisiana] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Maine.pdf Maine] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Maryland.pdf Maryland] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Massachusetts.pdf Massachusetts] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Michigan.pdf Michigan] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Minnesota.pdf Minnesota] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Mississippi.pdf Mississippi] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Missouri.pdf Missouri] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Montana.pdf Montana] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Nebraska.pdf Nebraska] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Nevada.pdf Nevada] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/NewHampshire.pdf New Hampshire] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/NewJersey.pdf New Jersey] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/NewMexico.pdf New Mexico] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/NewYork.pdf New York] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/NorthCarolina.pdf North Carolina] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/NorthDakota.pdf North Dakota] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Ohio.pdf Ohio] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Oklahoma.pdf Oklahoma] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Oregon.pdf Oregon] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Pennsylvania.pdf Pennsylvania] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/RhodeIsland.pdf Rhode Island] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/SouthCarolina.pdf South Carolina] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/SouthDakota.pdf South Dakota] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Tennessee.pdf Tennessee] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Texas.pdf Texas] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Utah.pdf Utah] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Vermont.pdf Vermont] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Virginia.pdf Virginia] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Washington.pdf Washington] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/WestVirginia.pdf West Virginia] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Wisconsin.pdf Wisconsin] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Wyoming.pdf Wyoming] {{·}}
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Revision as of 18:11, 28 September 2012

For decades, the Family History Library has published research outlines which instruct patrons in genealogical techniques and list the best records to use in family history research. In 2009 we are retiring research outlines for several reasons outlined in the Introduction to the FamilySearch Wiki. This article explains how to use FamilySearch Wiki to find more current versions of the types of information traditionally found in research outlines.

In 2008 we copied all the research outlines to the wiki and began updating them. We then split the long outlines into separate articles. A research outline on paper might have 40 pages covering many topics such as census, vital, and land records. In the wiki, each topic is covered in a separate article. So if you're used to referencing the Church Records section of the Pennsylvania Research Outline, on the wiki you would find the same information by doing a search on the terms pennsylvania church and selecting on the Search Results page, the article named "Pennsylvania Church Records."

Staff at the BYU Family History Library have annotated the old Family History Library Research Outlines to identify what resources are also housed at the BYU facility:

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