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*[[Create an external link|Add links]] to the [http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/ David Rumsey Map Collection] for the state or county in question. For an example, see the [[Pennsylvania]].  
 
*[[Create an external link|Add links]] to the [http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/ David Rumsey Map Collection] for the state or county in question. For an example, see the [[Pennsylvania]].  
 
*Volunteer to be a [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator|moderator]] for the United States portal, or one of the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator#Who_are_the_Moderators.3F|unclaimed states]]. Contact a [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Special:Emailuser/Nixiao Sysop] to express your interest in this role.  
 
*Volunteer to be a [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator|moderator]] for the United States portal, or one of the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator#Who_are_the_Moderators.3F|unclaimed states]]. Contact a [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Special:Emailuser/Nixiao Sysop] to express your interest in this role.  
*Add each state or county's creation date and parent states/counties. This information can be found using the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitysearch&columns=*,0,0 Place Search] in the Family History Library Catalog.  
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*Add each state or county's creation date and parent states/counties. This information can be found using the http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitysearch&columns=*,0,0 Place Search
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*Add links to digitized state and county histories. A large collection of such histories is Brigham Young University's [http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.html Family History Archives]. A shortcut to searching it for local histories is on the [[BYU-FHL Digital Book Collection|BYU-FHL Digital Books Collection]] page.  
 
*Add links to digitized state and county histories. A large collection of such histories is Brigham Young University's [http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.html Family History Archives]. A shortcut to searching it for local histories is on the [[BYU-FHL Digital Book Collection|BYU-FHL Digital Books Collection]] page.  
 
*Want your name in lights? The [[United States Maps]] needs a major overhaul, and as soon as it's done I'd like to put it on the Featured Content section of this page. [http://www.bestessays.com/ Writing services]. The current [[United States Maps]] article, was written years ago with printed sources in mind. Today roughly 80% of a genealogist's needs for U.S. maps can be met by using a few incredible, free Websites. If you'd like to overhaul this page, have at it! For ideas, see the [[Talk:United States Maps|United States Maps discussion page]].
 
*Want your name in lights? The [[United States Maps]] needs a major overhaul, and as soon as it's done I'd like to put it on the Featured Content section of this page. [http://www.bestessays.com/ Writing services]. The current [[United States Maps]] article, was written years ago with printed sources in mind. Today roughly 80% of a genealogist's needs for U.S. maps can be met by using a few incredible, free Websites. If you'd like to overhaul this page, have at it! For ideas, see the [[Talk:United States Maps|United States Maps discussion page]].

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Getting started with The United States research

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