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Family History/Genealogy: Beginning Research

To Start

To begin your family history journey, start with what you know and try the suggestions below:

  • Gather information, documents and pictures from your records and from relatives
  • Look at what information is available about your family on FamilySearch
  • Look at sources and memories attached to your ancestors to understand more about them
  • Find additional records to attach as sources to the your ancestors
  • Share the information, documents, and pictures you have gather as memories or sources

Online Resources

The Family History Guide is an online genealogy resource center with excellent training tools

The FamilySearch Wiki is a guide for research and records online

WorldGenWeb has gathered genealogy resources for many countries 

Ancestry's Red Book and The Source are premier reference books for United States genealogy research 

Print Resources

Beginning Videos

Family History Librarian

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Joe Everett
2246 HBLL
Harold B. Lee Library
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84062

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