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=== Getting started with United States research  ===
 
=== Getting started with United States research  ===
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*[[United States, General Index to Pension Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, General Index to Pension Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
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== Territories and Federal District  ==
 
== Territories and Federal District  ==
  
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== Former Territories  ==
 
== Former Territories  ==
  
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*[[Major Databases for Beginning United States Research|Database Websites]]  
 
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*[[United States Directories|Directories]]  
 
*[[United States Directories|Directories]]  
*[[United States Funeral Homes|Funeral Homes]]
 
 
*[[United States Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]  
 
*[[United States Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]  
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*[[United States Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]  
 
*[[United States Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]  
 
*[[United States Genealogy|Genealogy]]  
 
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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:

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Research Strategies

Research Tools

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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 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.
  • Want your name in lights? The United States Maps needs a major overhaul, and as soon as it's done I'd like to put it on the Featured Content section of this page. The current United States Maps article, was written years ago with printed sources in mind. Today roughly 80% of a genealogist's needs for U.S. maps can be met by using a few incredible, free Websites. If you'd like to overhaul this page, have at it! For ideas, see the United States Maps discussion page.

Territories and Federal District

Former Territories

News

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