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Strategies for Starting Your Family History: Census Records

The First Census of the United States
1790

    After Vital Records, one of the most common resources used by genealogists is census records.  When I began my research, the census records were only available on microfilm and I had to depend on soundex or printed indexes that only listed the head of the family.  …

Strategies for Starting Your Family History: Genealogical Software

    As you’ve looked through your home sources, you’ve probably come across at least a couple of vital records, birth, marriage or death certificates, perhaps some church records, military records or even some diaries or personal records.  …

Strategies for Starting Your Family History: Home Sources

Home Sources

Brigham Young University - Ancestors Series

    Now that you’ve learned the basics of citing sources, analyzing evidence and recording your findings, it’s time to start digging.  Where to start?  …

Strategies for Starting Your Family History: Recording Your Findings

    Last week I discussed collecting evidence from documents, and beginning the analysis process.  Where do you put the information you’ve collected and how do you develop a research plan for the next steps?  …

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