Difference between revisions of "Find an ancestor using Historical Records"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m
m (Edit)
Line 58: Line 58:
 
*By going to the wiki and following many of these steps we can often find sources that help.
 
*By going to the wiki and following many of these steps we can often find sources that help.
  
*First go the [[Main Page]]  
+
*First go to the [[Main Page]]  
 
**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)]])  
 
**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 that page.  
+
**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.  
 
**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.  
**There you may found a list of sources (example [[Indians of Pennsylvania]])  
+
**At the resulting page you may found a list of sources (example [[Indians of Pennsylvania]])  
**Then within these sources you find the one that you need (example [[Carlisle Indian Industrial School (Pennsylvania)]])
+
**Then within these sources you may find the item that you need (example [[Carlisle Indian Industrial School (Pennsylvania)]])
  
 
=== Further Help for Beginners  ===
 
=== Further Help for Beginners  ===

Revision as of 13:49, 22 April 2012

First try

Carlisle Indian School Records

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.

Can you help me?

Looking for  answers to my Family History Questions I came to the Wiki and  ask "Can you help me?"


2nd try

Carlisle Indian School Records

  • 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.

Can you help me?

Looking for  answers to my Family History Questions I came to the Wiki and  ask "Can the Wiki help me?"
  • By going to wiki and following step by step we can often found sources that help.


3rd try

Search for Specific Historical Records or Collections

When searching for records, we may not know how to find the records we need.  We may not even be aware that they exist.

Can you help me?

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

Further Help for Beginners