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Interested in [[Help:Contributor Help|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!   
 
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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.
 
*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 Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]  
 
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*[[United States Bible Records|Bible Records]]  
 
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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

Click on a state to go to that state's page:

WashingtonOregonCaliforniaIdahoHawaiiAlaskaNevadaMontanaWyomingUtahArizonaColoradoNew MexicoNorth DakotaSouth DakotaNebraskaKansasOklahomaTexasMinnesotaIowaMissouriArkansasLouisianaWisconsinMichiganIllinoisIndianaOhioKentuckyTennesseeMississippiAlabamaGeorgia (state)FloridaSouth CarolinaNorth CarolinaVirginiaWest VirginiaPennsylvaniaNew YorkVermontNew HampshireMaineMassachusettsRhode IslandConnecticutNew JerseyDelawareMarylandDistrict of ColumbiaUSimagemap.jpg

Research Strategies

Research Tools

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Territories and Federal District

Former Territories

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.


Wiki Volunteers Wanted

To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki click here:

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