Finding Genealogy Collections

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What you might find in a survey of compiled records:[edit | edit source]

  • Extend the pedigree
  • Find missing children in family groups
  • Who else is working on your family tree

What are the best places to search for compiled genealogy collections?[edit | edit source]

1. Go to

  • Type in the name you are looking for, Click on Search.
  • The results will show what records the person can be found in.
  • If your person is found in Ancestral File or Pedigree Resource File, it means someone has researched and submitted a pedigree with this person in the file.

2. Go to the FamilySearch Catalog

  • Click on Surname Search
  • You will see the list of books and genealogy collections the library has.
  • If a book you really want to look at has not been filmed or digitized, go to the excellent article entitled,"Buying, Borrowing, or Searching a Book"

3. Go to any of the Websites listed below.  They have collections of genealogies on their sites.  Look for bulletin boards on these sites where you can post a query as well as search for your family name.

4.  You might have success with a Google search, or any search engine, typing the name, along with the word "genealogy" or "family history," in the search box.

5. If your family were early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, go to the Wiki articles entitled, "Family Group Records Collection."  or "Latter-day Saint Genealogies"

6. If you are looking for British lines, go to the article, "British Sources for Previous Research"

Related Articles:[edit | edit source]

"Utah Genealogy", has several more suggestions that would apply to every state, such as PERSI, etc.

Family Trees Online Research Tool

References[edit | edit source]