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Finding my ancestor using the wiki

The Wiki can be a useful tool in locating our ancestors. Although it is not a place where you will find a specific name, going through a process of searching and following links can lead researchers to the needed information.  

Excellent advice for this process and information for a researcher can be found on:

To use the Wiki in searching for an ancestor, 

  • What you are trying to find, such as:
  • Think about what you want to know about the ancestor
  • Consider the location where that event may have happened
  • Think about other records that may possibly contain the information you need
  • Work backward, rather than forward (look for a death record before searching for a marriage record)
  • Think about the record trail that we all leave behind
  • It is helpful to know:

A time period

A possible location

Following are examples showing how resources in the Wiki led to successful searches that would help lead a researcher to his/her needed information.

Example using vital records.jpg

Example Finding Information about a locality.jpg
Finding a person.jpg