Talk:Principles of Family History Research

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Principles of Family History Research was a publication that never made it into print form at the Family History Library, but now sees new life on the wiki. It was originally developed in 1996 by Kory Meyerink, Jim Tyrell, and David Dilts with help of many others. User:DiltsGD 01:30, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Been looking at this page for a number of months and wonder if the title should be changed to “Beginning Family History Research” or as one has suggested to me “Quick Start Family History Research.” I see the need in the FamilySearch Wiki for an all inclusive article of beginning research. This is the closest I’ve seen to answer that need although I think I could stand some updating.

I have also noticed there are 30 or more articles on various aspects of this topic. Many of them are redundant articles. Some are long and others with only a couple of paragraphs. I think that much of this material could be incorporated into the main article and then the articles deleted. I can only think that it must be be frustrating for a beginner to have to go through a bunch of articles to know how to begin their research.

Anyway, see my suggestion for an article on beginning research at user:ccsmith/sandbox.
ccsmith 21:21, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

I agree - the word "principles" is a little scary - and maybe not as explanatory - for a beginner. With "Principles" I think that I'm going to get guidelines of how best to do research rather than a getting started guide. I think that "Beginning Family History Research" or "Beginning Your Family History Research" is a lot friendlier for someone new coming in. --janellv 14:16, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

This Article is Selected[edit source]

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is delighted to let you know that the "Principles of Family History Research" article you helped create will be highlighted on the FamilySearch Research Wiki of the Wiki. It will appear April 8, 2013, and remain for seven days. Thank you for your excellent work – you have given readers/researchers important access to records. Your contributions are appreciated and will assist others in finding their ancestors. You have made a difference in research!

Please note:

We invite you to do any enhancing, editing or changing to this article before we post it. If you are considering an edit we ask that it be completed by April 7, 2013. If you feel this article is not ready to be highlighted, please let us know. Thank you for your time and effort!

Featured Article Committee