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*Volunteer to be a [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator|moderator]] for the United States portal, or one of the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator#Who_are_the_Moderators.3F|unclaimed states]]. Contact [https://help.familysearch.org/help/?wicket:bookmarkablePage=:org.familysearch.help.helpcenter.page.OpenCase us]   to express your interest in this role.   
 
*Volunteer to be a [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator|moderator]] for the United States portal, or one of the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator#Who_are_the_Moderators.3F|unclaimed states]]. Contact [https://help.familysearch.org/help/?wicket:bookmarkablePage=:org.familysearch.help.helpcenter.page.OpenCase us]   to express your interest in this role.   
 
*Add each state or county's creation date and parent states/counties. This information can be found using the [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Place Search&nbsp;] in the Family History Library Catalog. <br>  
 
*Add each state or county's creation date and parent states/counties. This information can be found using the [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Place Search&nbsp;] in the Family History Library Catalog. <br>  
*Add links to digitized state and county histories. A large collection of such histories is Brigham Young University's [http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.html Family History Archives]. A shortcut to searching it for local histories is on the BYU-FHL Digital Books Collection page.
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*The Research Wiki is also available in ten other [[FamilySearch Wiki:Non-English versions of the wiki|languages]]. You can help by [[FamilySearch Wiki:Translation|translating&nbsp;pages]] into one of the other languages.
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*[[United States, How to Find Genealogy Records|How to Find Genealogy Records]]
 
*[[United States Basic Search Strategies|Basic Search Strategies]]  
 
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*More people died in the [http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/influenza-epidemic/ 1918 Influenza epidemic] than in World War I.  
 
*More people died in the [http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/influenza-epidemic/ 1918 Influenza epidemic] than in World War I.  
 
*The [http://deadfred.com/searchform_05.php Genealogy Photo Archive] contains more than 14,000 photos of families.
 
*The [http://deadfred.com/searchform_05.php Genealogy Photo Archive] contains more than 14,000 photos of families.
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Getting started with United States research

Numerous articles are available on FamilySearch Wiki to help you get started in family history. This portal will provide links to articles about general research topics.

Principles of Family History Research

  1. Identify What You Know
  2. Decide What You Want to Learn
  3. Select Records to Search
  4. Obtain and Search the Records
  5. Use the Information

States

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Territories and Federal District

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Help Wanted  

Interested in editing or adding to the Wiki? The United States page, the state pages, and the county pages need you! Here are some simple ways you can add information other researchers need! 

  • Add links to the David Rumsey Map Collection for the state or county in question. For an example, see the Pennsylvania
  • Volunteer to be a moderator for the United States portal, or one of the unclaimed states. Contact us   to express your interest in this role. 
  • Add each state or county's creation date and parent states/counties. This information can be found using the Place Search  in the Family History Library Catalog.
  • Add links to digitized state and county histories. A large collection of such histories is Brigham Young University's Family History Archives. A shortcut to searching it for local histories is on the BYU-FHL Digital Books Collection page.
  • The Research Wiki is also available in ten other languages. You can help by translating pages into one of the other languages.
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