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You may have asked yourself: “Where do records come from?” “How do I find records?” Records are kept by just about every organized group, including families, churches, governments, courts, and schools. In this episode, Jesse will show you how records become available to search and how knowing where to look can help you find a record of your chosen ancestor. You will learn how to search in archives, online, and in other places, and you will also learn helpful tips to organize your search efforts.
This is the second of two lessons on sourcing a Census Record. You will learn another technique, showing how to find a census record in FamilySearch and attach it to Family Tree. There is no reading material for this lesson.
In most modern cultures, records are created for important life events such as birth, baptism, marriage, death, and burial. Information from many of these records has been indexed and put online. This lesson shows how to find ancestors using these records. Also in this lesson is how to use Descendancy Research to find ancestors.
Step three is to grow your family tree by searching historical records on FamilySearch.org. Your ancestors' everyday milestones and experiences—like birth, marriage, and death—often created historical records that have been indexed and made searchable online. Use Search to find more details about the people in your family story.