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The popular printed FamilySearch Library Research Outlines (aka Research Guide or&nbsp;Guidelines)&nbsp;were taken out of print in 2009. Many in the genealogy community were saddened when the announcement was released.[[Image:Research Outline.jpg|right|200px|Research Outline.jpg]]<br><br>  
 
The popular printed FamilySearch Library Research Outlines (aka Research Guide or&nbsp;Guidelines)&nbsp;were taken out of print in 2009. Many in the genealogy community were saddened when the announcement was released.[[Image:Research Outline.jpg|right|200px|Research Outline.jpg]]<br><br>  
  
However, you should be happy to know that '''all of the information in these Outlines has been transferred to the corresponding locality pages in the Research Wiki''', and are being develped further by dedicated volunteers all over the world.  
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However, you should be happy to know that '''all of the information in these Outlines has been transferred to the corresponding locality pages in the Research Wiki''', and are being developed further by dedicated volunteers all over the world.  
  
To find the "new"&nbsp;Research Outline for your locality of interest, enter the locality in the search box on the right.  
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To find the "new" Research Outline for your locality of interest, enter the locality in the search box on the right.  
  
=== What if I want to print it, or need it when I don't have internet access?  ===
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Even with the enhanced research information in Wiki articles, some researchers still like to reference the original Outlines for printing or offline reference. Fortunately, they are available online.
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=== Research Outlines on the Wiki ===
  
They were converted into .pdf files by the BYU Family History Library. If you don't have regular access to a the internet, download a copy to your computer when you do have access. &nbsp;The files are found on the '''BYU [http://lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/ Research Outlines] page.'''  
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For decades, the Family History Library has published research outlines which instruct patrons in genealogical techniques and list the best records to use in family history research. In 2009 we retired research outlines for several reasons outlined in the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Introduction|Introduction to the FamilySearch Wiki]]. This article explains how to use [[Main Page|FamilySearch Wiki]] to find more current versions of the types of information traditionally found in research outlines.
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In 2008 we copied all the research outlines to the wiki and began updating them. We then split the long outlines into separate articles. A research outline on paper might have 40 pages covering many topics such as census, vital, and land records. In the wiki, each topic is covered in a separate article. So if you're used to referencing the Church Records section of the Pennsylvania Research Outline, on the wiki you would find the same information by doing a search on the terms ''pennsylvania church'' and selecting on the Search Results page, the article named "[[Pennsylvania Church Records|Pennsylvania Church Records]]."
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=== Copies of Original Research Outlines  ===
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Even with the enhanced research information in Wiki articles, some researchers still use the outlines as they contain valuable information about genealogy and the records that are applicable to today's research.  
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The original outlines were converted into .pdf files by the BYU Family History Library and are now hosted on their [https://sites.lib.byu.edu/familyhistory/research_outlines/ website].
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'''British Isles'''<br>
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Europe/England.pdf England]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Europe/Ireland.pdf Ireland]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Europe/Scotland.pdf Scotland]  
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Europe/Wales.pdf Wales]
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'''Canada'''<br>
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Canada/Alberta.pdf Alberta]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Canada/BritishColumbia.pdf British Columbia]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Canada/Manitoba.pdf Manitoba]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Canada/NewBrunswick.pdf New Brunswick]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Canada/Newfoundland.pdf Newfoundland]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Canada/NovaScotia.pdf Nova Scotia]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Canada/Ontario.pdf Ontario]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Canada/PrinceEdwardIsland.pdf Prince Edward Island]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Canada/Quebec.pdf Quebec]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Canada/Saskatchewan.pdf Saskatchewan]
  
=== History of the Outlines  ===
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'''Europe'''<br>
  
For decades, the Family History Library has published research outlines which instruct patrons in genealogical techniques and list the best records to use in family history research. In 2009 we retired research outlines for several reasons outlined in the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Introduction|Introduction to the FamilySearch Wiki]]. This article explains how to use [[Main Page|FamilySearch Wiki]] to find more current versions of the types of information traditionally found in research outlines.  
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Europe/France.pdf France]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Europe/Germany.pdf Germany]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Europe/Greece.pdf Greece]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Europe/Italy.pdf Italy]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Europe/Netherlands.pdf Netherlands]  
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Europe/Poland.pdf Poland]
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'''Latin America'''
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/LatinAmerica/Argentina.pdf Argentina]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/LatinAmerica/Brazil.pdf Brazil]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/LatinAmerica/Chile.pdf Chile]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/LatinAmerica/Mexico.pdf Mexico]  
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/LatinAmerica/Peru.pdf Peru]
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'''Non-locality Outlines'''
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/NonGeographic/Jewish.pdf Jewish Research]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/NonGeographic/TracingImmigrantOrigins.pdf Tracing Immigrant Origins]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/NonGeographic/TracingLDSFamilies.pdf Tracing LDS Families]
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'''Other Countries'''
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Africa/SouthAfrica.pdf South Africa]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Asia/Philippines.pdf Philippines]
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'''Scandinavia'''<br>
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Scandinavia/Denmark.pdf Denmark]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Scandinavia/Finland.pdf Finland]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Scandinavia/Norway.pdf Norway]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Scandinavia/Sweden.pdf Sweden]
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'''Specialty U.S. Outlines'''
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/NativeAmerican.pdf Native American]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/USMilitaryRecords.pdf U.S. Military Records]
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'''United States'''
  
In 2008 we copied all the research outlines to the wiki and began updating them. We then split the long outlines into separate articles. A research outline on paper might have 40 pages covering many topics such as census, vital, and land records. In the wiki, each topic is covered in a separate article. So if you're used to referencing the Church Records section of the Pennsylvania Research Outline, on the wiki you would find the same information by doing a search on the terms ''pennsylvania church'' and selecting on the Search Results page, the article named "[[Pennsylvania Church Records|Pennsylvania Church Records]]."
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/US.pdf United States]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Alabama.pdf Alabama]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Alaska.pdf Alaska]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Arizona.pdf Arizona]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Arkansas.pdf Arkansas]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/California.pdf California]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Colorado.pdf Colorado]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Connecticut.pdf Connecticut]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Delaware.pdf Delaware]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Florida.pdf Florida]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Georgia.pdf Georgia]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Hawaii.pdf Hawaii]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Idaho.pdf Idaho]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Illinois.pdf Illinois]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Indiana.pdf Indiana]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Iowa.pdf Iowa]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Kansas.pdf Kansas]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Kentucky.pdf Kentucky]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Louisiana.pdf Louisiana]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Maine.pdf Maine]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Maryland.pdf Maryland]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Massachusetts.pdf Massachusetts]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Michigan.pdf Michigan]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Minnesota.pdf Minnesota]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Mississippi.pdf Mississippi]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Missouri.pdf Missouri]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Montana.pdf Montana]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Nebraska.pdf Nebraska]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Nevada.pdf Nevada]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/NewHampshire.pdf New Hampshire]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/NewJersey.pdf New Jersey]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/NewMexico.pdf New Mexico]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/NewYork.pdf New York]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/NorthCarolina.pdf North Carolina]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/NorthDakota.pdf North Dakota]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Ohio.pdf Ohio]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Oklahoma.pdf Oklahoma]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Oregon.pdf Oregon]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Pennsylvania.pdf Pennsylvania]  
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/RhodeIsland.pdf Rhode Island]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/SouthCarolina.pdf South Carolina]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/SouthDakota.pdf South Dakota]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Tennessee.pdf Tennessee]  
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Texas.pdf Texas]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Utah.pdf Utah]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Vermont.pdf Vermont]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Virginia.pdf Virginia]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Washington.pdf Washington]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/WestVirginia.pdf West Virginia]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Wisconsin.pdf Wisconsin]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Wyoming.pdf Wyoming]
  
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Latest revision as of 22:56, 16 June 2016

The popular printed FamilySearch Library Research Outlines (aka Research Guide or Guidelines) were taken out of print in 2009. Many in the genealogy community were saddened when the announcement was released.
Research Outline.jpg


However, you should be happy to know that all of the information in these Outlines has been transferred to the corresponding locality pages in the Research Wiki, and are being developed further by dedicated volunteers all over the world.

To find the "new" Research Outline for your locality of interest, enter the locality in the search box on the right.

Research Outlines on the Wiki

For decades, the Family History Library has published research outlines which instruct patrons in genealogical techniques and list the best records to use in family history research. In 2009 we retired research outlines for several reasons outlined in the Introduction to the FamilySearch Wiki. This article explains how to use FamilySearch Wiki to find more current versions of the types of information traditionally found in research outlines.

In 2008 we copied all the research outlines to the wiki and began updating them. We then split the long outlines into separate articles. A research outline on paper might have 40 pages covering many topics such as census, vital, and land records. In the wiki, each topic is covered in a separate article. So if you're used to referencing the Church Records section of the Pennsylvania Research Outline, on the wiki you would find the same information by doing a search on the terms pennsylvania church and selecting on the Search Results page, the article named "Pennsylvania Church Records."

Copies of Original Research Outlines

Even with the enhanced research information in Wiki articles, some researchers still use the outlines as they contain valuable information about genealogy and the records that are applicable to today's research.

The original outlines were converted into .pdf files by the BYU Family History Library and are now hosted on their website.

British Isles

Canada

Europe

Latin America

Non-locality Outlines

Other Countries

Scandinavia

Specialty U.S. Outlines

United States