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== [[Image:Collections.jpg|left|Collections.jpg]] WHERE DO I LOOK?  ==
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:When searching for records, we may not know how to find the records we need.&nbsp;
  
== Carlisle Indian School Records  ==
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We may not even be aware that they exist.
  
When searching for records many records do not come to mind. We may not even be aware that they exist. Here is how one case went.
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*You will want to know as many of the following as possible:
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:Looking for&nbsp; answers to my Family History Questions I came to the Wiki and&nbsp; ask "Can you help me?"
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*Other Actions that may help to search the Wiki
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**[[Help:Keys to success using the Wiki#Key_Two:_Use_different_ways_to_search_and_browse|Use different ways to search and browse]]
  
*On the [[Main Page]]
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Success Stories#Wiki_to_the_rescue|Carlisle Indian School Records]]
**I clicked on [[Pennsylvania]] and was lead to that page.
 
**Under Pennsylvania topics I found American Indians and clicked on it.
 
**This took me to the page [[Indians of Pennsylvania]]
 
**There I found the [[Carlisle Indian Industrial School (Pennsylvania)|Carlisle Indian Industrial School]]
 
  
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:Looking for&nbsp; answers to my Family History Questions, I came to the Family Search Wiki and&nbsp; asked "Can the Wiki help me?"
  
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:*By going to the wiki and following many of these steps we can often find sources that help.
  
== Carlisle Indian School Records  ==
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[[Image:Carlisle Indian Industrial School.jpg|left|Carlisle Indian Industrial School.jpg]] <br> <br>
  
*When searching for records many records do not come to mind. We may not even be aware that they exist. Here is how one case went.
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'''How do I find the Carlisle Indian Industrial School?'''
  
=== Can you help me?  ===
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:Looking for&nbsp; answers to my Family History Questions I came to the Wiki and&nbsp; ask "Can the Wiki help me?"
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*By going to wiki and following step by step we can often found sources that help.
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*First go the [[Main Page]]  
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1. We went to the [[Main Page]]<br>
**Browsed by county/state or country and find (example: [[Pennsylvania]]).
 
**Clicked on a county/state or country page and this will lead to that page.
 
**Under topics you will find many items to search (example American Indians) and you can then click and search.
 
**You may found a list of sources (example [[Indians of Pennsylvania]])
 
**Then within these sources the one that you need(example [[Carlisle Indian Industrial School (Pennsylvania)]])
 
  
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2. Browsed by [[Browse by Country|county/ state or country]] and found:
  
== Search for Specific Historical Records or Collections  ==
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::*(example: [[Pennsylvania]]). Also we can browse by [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:Contents topic]
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::*(example: [[Carlisle Indian Industrial School (Pennsylvania)]] Picture at left)
  
:When searching for records, we may not know how to find the records we need.&nbsp; We may not even be aware that they exist.
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3. Clicked on a county/state or country page or topic page that would lead to possible pages.  
  
*You will want to know as many of the following as possible:
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:*You may find Topics on the right side of the page with many items to search:  
**Name of the Record/Collection/Topic
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::*(example American Indians)
**Location or area covered by the Record
 
**Time the record covers.
 
*Other Actions that may help to search the Wiki [[Help:Keys to success using the Wiki#Key_Two:_Use_different_ways_to_search_and_browse|Use different ways to search and browse]]
 
*Example:[[FamilySearch Wiki:Success Stories#Wiki_to_the_rescue|Carlisle Indian School Records]]
 
  
=== Can you help me?  ===
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4. Clicked and searched.
  
:Looking for&nbsp; answers to my Family History Questions I came to the Family Search Wiki and&nbsp; ask "Can the Wiki help me?"
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:*At the resulting page you should find a list of sources:
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::*(example: [[Indians of Pennsylvania]])
  
*By going to the wiki and following many of these steps we can often find sources that help.
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5. Then within these sources you may find the item that you need:
  
*First go to the [[Main Page]]
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::*(example: [[Carlisle Indian Industrial School (Pennsylvania)]])
**Browsed by [[Browse by Country|county/state or country]] and find (example [[Pennsylvania]]). Also we can browse by [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:Contents%7Ctopic topic] (example [[Carlisle Indian Industrial School (Pennsylvania)]])
 
**Clicked on a county/state or country page or topic page and this will lead to possible pages.
 
**You may find under Topics on the right side of the page many items to search (example American Indians) and you can then click and search.
 
**At the resulting page you may found a list of sources (example [[Indians of Pennsylvania]])
 
**Then within these sources you may find the item that you need (example [[Carlisle Indian Industrial School (Pennsylvania)]])
 
  
 
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Revision as of 01:42, 20 November 2012


Collections.jpg
WHERE DO I LOOK?

When searching for records, we may not know how to find the records we need. 

We may not even be aware that they exist.


  • You will want to know as many of the following as possible:
  • Name of the Record/Collection/Topic
  • Location or area covered by the Record
  • Time the record covers.
  • Example:

Can you help me?

Looking for  answers to my Family History Questions, I came to the Family Search Wiki and  asked "Can the Wiki help me?"
  • By going to the wiki and following many of these steps we can often find sources that help.
Carlisle Indian Industrial School.jpg


How do I find the Carlisle Indian Industrial School?





1. We went to the Main Page

2. Browsed by county/ state or country and found:

3. Clicked on a county/state or country page or topic page that would lead to possible pages.

  • You may find Topics on the right side of the page with many items to search:
  • (example American Indians)

4. Clicked and searched.

  • At the resulting page you should find a list of sources:

5. Then within these sources you may find the item that you need:

Further Help for Beginners