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=== FamilySearch™  ===
 
=== FamilySearch™  ===
  
'''''FamilySearch at Family History Centers'''''. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing millions of names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your family history research. Some of the records come from compiled sources, and some have been extracted from original sources. The [[Family History Library]] and many [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] have computers with FamilySearch.  
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'''''FamilySearch at FamilySearch Centers'''''. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing millions of names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your family history research. Some of the records come from compiled sources, and some have been extracted from original sources. The [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]] and many [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|FamilySearch Centers]] have computers with FamilySearch.  
  
Family History Library and Family History Center computers with FamilySearch have access to the Internet, computer on-line services, networks, or bulletin boards. Those services are also available at many public libraries, college libraries, and private locations. Limited access to the Internet is available on a few computers in the Automated Resource Center in the Family History Library.  
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FamilySearch Library and FamilySearch Center computers with FamilySearch have access to the Internet, computer on-line services, networks, or bulletin boards. Those services are also available at many public libraries, college libraries, and private locations.  
  
'''''FamilySearch™ Internet Genealogy Service'''''. The Internet site at www.familysearch.org allows you to preserve your genealogy, order Family History Library publications, learn research strategies, and look for information about your ancestors in the following resources:  
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'''''FamilySearch™ Internet Genealogy Service'''''. The Internet site at www.familysearch.org allows you to preserve your genealogy, order FamilySearch Library publications, learn research strategies, and look for information about your ancestors in the following resources:  
  
 
*[[Ancestral File|''Ancestral File'']], a file of over 35 million names organized into families and pedigrees.  
 
*[[Ancestral File|''Ancestral File'']], a file of over 35 million names organized into families and pedigrees.  
 
*[[International Genealogical Index|''International Genealogical Index'']], an index of over 600 million names extracted out of vital records primarily from the British Isles, North America, and northern Europe.  
 
*[[International Genealogical Index|''International Genealogical Index'']], an index of over 600 million names extracted out of vital records primarily from the British Isles, North America, and northern Europe.  
*[[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|''Family History Library Catalog'']], a description and classification of over 2 million microfilm reels, and hundreds of thousands of genealogical books. You can search the catalog by family name, locality, author, or book or film number.  
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*[[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|''FamilySearch Library Catalog'']], a description and classification of over 2 million microfilm reels, and hundreds of thousands of genealogical books. You can search the catalog by family name, locality, author, or book or film number.  
*[[FamilySearch Research Wiki]], how-to advice by the genealogical community for the community.  
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*[[FamilySearch Research Wiki]], how-to advice for you by the genealogical community.  
*[[FamilySearch Historical Record Collections]], a huge number of original source records.
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*[[FamilySearch Historical Record Collections]], a huge number of original source records online.
  
 
=== Family History Library Catalog  ===
 
=== Family History Library Catalog  ===

Revision as of 10:05, 21 August 2012

United States Genealogy  Gotoarrow.png  Utah, United States Genealogy  Gotoarrow.png  Search Strategies

This set of Wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from Utah, United States Genealogy. As you read the Utah Wiki pages, also study the United States Genealogy Wiki pages, which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records.

Records of the FamilySearch Library[edit | edit source]

The FamilySearch Library has many of the records listed in these Wiki pages. The library's major holdings of Utah records include census, church, cemetery, military, and vital records.

Some of the sources described in the Utah Wiki pages list the FamilySearch Library’s book, microfilm, microfiche, and compact disc numbers. These are preceded by FHL, the abbreviation for FamilySearch Library. These numbers may be used to locate materials in the FamilySearch Library and to order microfilm and microfiche at FamilySearch Centers.

The computer Internet is growing in importance to genealogists. Sources found on the Internet are cited in these Wiki pages with blue links to each.

FamilySearch™[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch at FamilySearch Centers. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing millions of names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your family history research. Some of the records come from compiled sources, and some have been extracted from original sources. The FamilySearch Library and many FamilySearch Centers have computers with FamilySearch.

FamilySearch Library and FamilySearch Center computers with FamilySearch have access to the Internet, computer on-line services, networks, or bulletin boards. Those services are also available at many public libraries, college libraries, and private locations.

FamilySearch™ Internet Genealogy Service. The Internet site at www.familysearch.org allows you to preserve your genealogy, order FamilySearch Library publications, learn research strategies, and look for information about your ancestors in the following resources:

Family History Library Catalog[edit | edit source]

The library’s records are listed in the Family History Library Catalog available at the library and at each Family History Center, and on the Internet at: www.familysearch.org/Search/searchcatalog.asp. To find a record in the Family History Library Catalog, look in the Place Search for:

  • The place where your ancestor lived:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
UTAH - MILITARY RECORDS
UTAH, SALT LAKE - VITAL RECORDS
UTAH, SALT LAKE, SALT LAKE CITY - CEMETERIES

  • The record type you want, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
UTAH - MILITARY RECORDS
UTAH, SALT LAKE - VITAL RECORDS
UTAH, SALT LAKE, SALT LAKE CITY - CEMETERIES

The page titles in these Wiki pages match the names of record types (subject headings) used in the Family History Library Catalog.