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David Dilts, AG® is a Senior Research Specialist in U.S. and Canada Reference at the Family History Library. He has served in ICAPGen and the Utah Genealogical Association. Recent presentations include: National Genealogical Society, Federation of Genealogical Societies, Boston MA, BYU Computerized Genealogy, UGA, Fresno CA, San Jose CA, Mesa AZ, Grand Junction CO.

Accredited in: LDS Records and German research.

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The usage of "Mormon" and "LDS" on this page is approved according to current policy.

Likes to answer questions about research in: Southern States, Mid-Atlantic States, Midwestern States, New England States, Western States, British Canada, African American Research, The Church of Jesus Christ records, Germany


 Research Wiki Projects  Classes I like to teach

Ongoing Wiki Projects

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Mature Wiki Projects

  • U.S. Religious Migration History
  • Solving Really Tough Research Problems
  • Research Logs: Most Important Tool for Getting Organized
  • Organizing the Evidence Using Logs and Family Groups
  • How to Guess Where to Start
  • Burned Counties Research
  • Southern States History and Genealogy
  • Effective Use of Census Indexes
  • U.S. Immigration History and Research
  • Beginning African American Research
  • Canadian Immigration Research
  • Genealogical Proof Standard
  • Revolutionary War Research
  • Civil War Research
  • World War I & II Research
  • Contributing to Research Wiki
  • Genealogy in Your Pajamas
  • Periodical Source Index (PERSI)
  • Handwriting (Reading Colonial)
  • Sharing: A Good Way to FIND Ancestors
  • Southern Claims Commission Records
  • Territorial and State Censuses
  • 20th Century Research
  • FHL Internet Favorites
  • Weird Indexes
  • What to do after you find it in an index: finding original records
  • Hamburg Passenger Lists
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership Records
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Colonies in Mexico and Canada
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Sources on the Internet
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Historical Collections Outside the FHL