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See also [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Principles of Family History Research]]
 
See also [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Principles of Family History Research]]
  
Using this research Wiki or searching catalogs of libraries or archives, you may have spotted something you'd like to research. The purpose of this page is to help you obtain access, even to far-away items.
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Using this research Wiki or searching catalogs of libraries or archives, you may have spotted something you'd like to research. The purpose of this page is to help you obtain access to far-away items.
 
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== Obtain the Records ==
 
== Obtain the Records ==
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=== Family Records ===
 
=== Family Records ===
  
Many families have quite a lot of information that will help you, often stored in boxes in attics or basements. Items include Bibles, deeds, marriage certificates, wills, employment records, funeral programs, and much more.
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Many families have stories or records that will help you. Bibles, photos, deeds, marriage certificates, wills, employment records, funeral programs, and much more may be stored in an attic, garage, or basement.
  
 
For ideas to access family records, see:
 
For ideas to access family records, see:
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=== Internet Resources ===
 
=== Internet Resources ===
  
There are many resources on the internet that you can review from the comfort of your own home. Some are free and some charge for searching and viewing the indexes and/or images.  
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There are many resources on the internet that you can review from the comfort of your own home. Some are free and some charge ($) for searching and viewing the indexes and/or images.  
  
*[[United States Online Genealogy Records]]
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*[[United States Online Genealogy Records]] (Free)
*FamilySearch Historical Records
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*FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free)
*Ancestry.com
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*Ancestry.com ($)
*[[BYU-FHL Digital Book Collection]]
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*[[BYU-FHL Digital Book Collection]] (Free)
 
*Google Books
 
*Google Books
 
*Jstore?
 
*Jstore?
 
*State Libraries, Archives, Societies
 
*State Libraries, Archives, Societies
*LinkPendium
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You may find additional items through sites that scour the internet for links to genealogy-related items:
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*Google?
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/ Linkpendium]
 
*Cyndislist
 
*Cyndislist
  

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Using this research Wiki or searching catalogs of libraries or archives, you may have spotted something you'd like to research. The purpose of this page is to help you obtain access to far-away items.

Contents

Obtain the Records

Family Records

Many families have stories or records that will help you. Bibles, photos, deeds, marriage certificates, wills, employment records, funeral programs, and much more may be stored in an attic, garage, or basement.

For ideas to access family records, see:

Internet Resources

There are many resources on the internet that you can review from the comfort of your own home. Some are free and some charge ($) for searching and viewing the indexes and/or images.

You may find additional items through sites that scour the internet for links to genealogy-related items:

Social Media

  • Genealogical community (cost trade off)
  • Forums
  • Facebook groups, etc.

Libraries

Inter-library loan, etc.

You may want to view the tutorial at the FamilySearch Learning Center,"Ancestors Season 1: Libraries and Archives".

Not everyone learned about ILL

Local Resources

There may be fees involved, including copy costs

Go there yourself

Look ups

  • Look ups

Researchers

"Look it up" vs. "Track it down"

Topics

  • Then by topics -- with links to states topics? If so, then the list can be generated in Excel

with links to states topics? If so, then the list can be generated in Excel

Land and Property

Newspapers

To Categorize