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Here's a collection of additional documents and videos on family history—these are not included in the main Projects. The resources in the vault are considered secondary in importance, while those in the main pages are of primary importance. The Vault resources can be useful for extra information as you explore family history topics.



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Computer Basics  Top

V  Learn Computer Basics, Part 1 (40:57)
V  Basic Computing Skills (41:36)
A  FS: Forgotten Username or Password   LANG:   PT  
A  FS: Understanding Domain Names and URLs

Family History Basics

V  FS: Getting Started (10:09)
V  NGS: Paths to Your Past (11:51)
V  AC: Favorite Genealogy Myths Debunked (5:00)
V  BYU: Don't You Believe It! Myths Debunked (60:00)
A  GT: Getting Started
A  GI: Getting Started Researching Your Family History
A  AB: How to Begin Tracing Your Family Tree
A  FS: Beginning Research Techniques
A  AB: First Steps to Finding Your Roots
V  BYU: Why Use the FamilySearch Family Tree (72:48)
A  History at Home—A Guide to Genealogy
A  5 Common Mistakes of Beginning Genealogists
A  Starting Your Genealogy Research
V  Success Tips for Starting Genealogy (39:00)
A  Top Ten Tips for Starting Your Family History
V  Ancestry to FamilySearch (10:42)
A  Genealogy 101
A  Family History Research
A  Genealogy and the Law

Project 1: Family Tree

Navigation Top

V  BYU: FamilySearch Family Tree Q&A Session (57:27)
V  BYU: FamilySearch—Obscure Elements Revealed (12:00)



V  FS: I Want to Learn More about Sourcing (4:24)
V  AC: Sourcing Vital Records (26:00)
V  AC: Sourcing Information Not on Ancestry (28:00)
A  GC: The Value of Documentation
A  LDS: Why Do We Add Sources?
A  RIV: Search Tools in Family Tree

Adding Sources

V  Adding Sources in FamilySearch Family Tree
A  FS Blog: How to Add Sources
V  FS: How to Link Unindexed Records to FamilySearch (10:00)
V  BYU: Adding Sources to the FamilySearch Family Tree (57:45)

Citing Sources

A  GC: Citing Sources
V  FS: Citing Sources (22:00)
V  AC: Crafting Source Citations (27:00)
A  AB: Verifying Online Genealogy Sources
A  AB: How to Cite Genealogy Sources
A  BW: Writing Full Citations
V  BYU: Add Source Citations with Online Apps

Analysis Top


V  FS: Evidence Analysis, Part 1 (37:00)
V  FS: Evidence Analysis, Part 2 (27:00)
V  AC: Negative Evidence (30:50)
V  AC: Evaluating Sources (29:00)
V  AC: Reasonably Exhaustive Searches (29:00)
A  AB: Evidence or Proof?
V  AC: Searching vs. Researching (27:30)
A  Fact or Fiction: How to Analyze Your Research
A  AB: Analyzing a Historical Document
A  FE: Transcribing and Summarizing Genealogical Documents
A  BW: Correlate Evidence
A  BW: Evidence Analysis


A  FE: When the Information Doesn't Agree
V  AC: Which Source Do I Believe? (29:00)
V  AC: Resolving Conflicting Evidence (23:00)


V  AC: Corrections and Comments (16:00)
V  BYU: What's Behind "Show All Changes" (30:03)
V  AC: Trimming the Family Tree (33:39)
V  AC: Correcting Mistakes in the Tree (33:00)
V  AC: Clean Up Your Tree (23:34)
A  FS: Missing Parent in Pedigree
A  RIV: Fixing a Looping Pedigree
A  FS: Deleting a Person from the System
A  FS: Restoring a Deleted Person
A  FS: Why Others Can Change Your Information
V  BYU: Untangling Difficulties in the FamilySearch Family Tree (58:55)
V  BYU: Merging Duplicates in Family Tree (10:33)
V  BYU: Finding and Merging Duplicate Records in Family Tree (58:55)

Project 2: Memories

Starting Top

V  FS: Getting Started—Ancestors (25:00)
A  GC: Getting Started in Research
V  BYU: Adding Memories in FamilySearch (11:30) V  BYU: Adding Memories to FS Family Tree (54:00)

Preserving Memories

A  Family Artifacts and Genealogy
V  BYU: Caring for Your Family Heirlooms (58:42)
V  BYU: Preserving Your Family Records (57:01)
A  Perspectives on Personal Digital Archiving
A  When In Doubt, Don't Throw It Out
A  Preservation of Artifacts
A  Simple Steps to Storing Old Family Photos
A  GC: Heirloom Hints
A  Save Your Stuff
A  AC: 8 Steps for Protecting Water-Damaged Photos
A  FS: 3 Keys to a Great Photo Backup Plan


A  BYU: Photo Organizing (12:30)
A  BYU: Photo Organizing (12:30)
A  RIV: Adding Photos to Family Tree
A  MH: The Power of Photos
V  BYU: Scanning Basics—Before You Start (39:25)
A  AC: Scanning Sense
A  FS: Problems with Internet Explorer and FamilySearch
A  FS: Changing to and from Photos and Documents
A  AC: Organizing and Preserving a Family Photo Collection

Interviews Top

V  AC: Interviewing Family—Tips (50:00)
A  GC: Topics and Questions for Oral Histories
A  GC: Organizing Oral History Information
A  FE: Steps to a Successful Interview
A  AC: Interview Questions
A  Family History Questions You May Not Have Thought to Ask
A  FS: The 2 Sides of Interviewing


V  FS: Gathering Family Stories—Ancestors (25:00)
V  AC: Telling Your Family Stories (25:00)
V  FS: Leaving a Legacy—Ancestors (25:00)
A  FTM: 16 Things to Write Down about Yourself A  LDS: Going Beyond Just Names and Dates

Project 3: Descendants

All Top

V  FS: Descendancy Research (65:27)
V  FS: Finding Our Cousins (2:00)
V  FS: Easy Steps (4:00)
V  AC: Descendancy Research (31:00)
V  AC: Forward Thinking (61:00)
A  RIV: Where Do I Start? (p.7-8)
A  PZ: Training
A  RIV: Descendancy Research
A  RIV: Finding Living Cousins
A  AC: Post-1940 Descendancy (31:55)
A  FS: Cousin Research

Project 4: Discover

Starting Top

A  GC: The Research Cycle
V  Fs: Quick Start (3:30)
A  FE: Beginning Your Genealogical Search
A  Top 10 Tips for Starting Your Family History
A  PBS: Genealogy Tips - Getting Started
V  AC: Ready, Set, Go (61:00)
V  FS: Beginning Research Techniques—68:00
V  BYU: Research—How Do I Do It? (60:49)
V  FS: Genealogy Boot Camp (27:00)
V  AC: Now What? (25:00)
V  AC: Make a Key Find in 15 Minute or less (56:00)
V  BYU: How to Get Started: Q & A (26:37)
V  AC: Ethical Considerations (25:44)
V  AC: Beginner Mistakes (19:00)
A  AC: Teasing the Truth from a Family Legend
A  Intro to Research
A  FE: Beginning Your Genealogical Search
A  FS: How to Guess Where to Start


A  FS: Organize Your Genealogy
A  How to Organize Your Genealogy Stuff
A  GC: Organizing Your Research
A  Organize Your Research
A  GC: Organizing Those Documents and Photos
A  How to Organize Your Family History
V  Organizing Genealogy Files
A  Organizing Your Genealogy Files
A  How to Organize Your Paper Files
A  How to Organize Your Genealogical Digital Files
A  AB: Binders, Notebooks, or Folders?
A  Standards: Organizing Genealogical Research
A  AB: Numbering Your Family Tree
A  Four Tried and True Systems for Organizing Genealogy Research
A  AC: Organizing Your Genealogy Research in the New Year
A  Organizing and Storage Tips for Your Genealogy Research
A  FE: Filing Systems for Genealogy
A  How to Organize Your Genealogy Research
A  BW: Organize Your Data
V  Organize Your Records (4:37)
V  BYU: Genealogy Organization Ideas (9:00)
V  BYU: Organization for the Disorganized Genealogist (61:00)

Notes and Logs

A  GE: Genealogy Research Log (13:00)
V  AC: Research Logs, Part 1 (21:31)
V  AC: Research Logs, Part 2 (23:57)
V  GE: Securing Your Genealogy (19:00)
V  FS: Write It Down (4:58)
A  FE: Recording Names and Places

Strategies Top


A  FS: Basic Strategies
V  AC: Family History Focus (35:00)
A  AB: Top 10 Genealogy Mistakes to Avoid
A  Prior Family History Research within the Family
V  BYU: Using the Internet in Research (28:00)
V  AC: Connecting Internet Finds (24:00)
V  AC: Getting the Most out of Limited Research Time (19:06)
A  FS: Tips and Tactics
A  GC: Preparing for Outside Research
A  AB: Genealogy by Mail
A  GC: Concentrate on the Facts
A  FE: Approximating Family History Dates
A  GI: 10 Effective Strategies
A  LDS: 6 Basic Rules of Genealogy

Next Steps

V  BYU—Researching in Depth (66:59)
V  FS: Inferential Genealogy (120:00)
V  AC: Finding Ancestor Origins (23:00)
V  AC: Preventing Duplication (21:00)
V  FS: Rubik's Cube—A New Twist ... Name, Time, Place Coordinates (44:16)
V  AC—Research Like a Professional (31:00)
V  AC: Favorite Resources of Pros (22:00)
A  LDS: Moving Research Skills to the Next Level
A  Genealogy Again: Breathing New Life in Your Family Research

Record Types

V  FS: Access to Records on FamilySearch (2:43)
V  FS: Records at Risk (26:00)
A  FS: Options and Tips for Searching Historical Records
A  FS: Using Authorities Lists
A  LDS: Limits of Historical Records
A  LDS: Limitations of Record Indexes
A  AC: Ten Places You Didn't Think to Look

Searching Top


V  FS: Record Search Tips on FamilySearch (3:26)
A  How to Get the Best Results from FamilySearch)
A  LDS: Widen Your Search
A  AC: Tips for Successful Searches
A  FTM: Why Your Online Genealogy Searches Don't Work
A  BYU: Online Research Basics (57:15)
V  AC: Stop Searching, Start Browsing (21:02)
V  AC: Maximizing Your Search Time (29:00)
V  AC: Controlling Your Results (23:00)
V  AC: Finding Original Records (10:00)
A  FS: Restrictions on Viewing Images in Records   LANG:   DE   ES   IT   PT   JA  
A  GC: Finding Birth Dates
A  FS: Record Searching Tips
V  BYU: Getting the Most from the Search Function on FamilySearch (48:29)
A  AB: Ten Web Search Tricks
A  AB: Search Tips
V  FS: Tips and Tricks Using FamilySearch Historical Records Collections (52:32)
A  GI: Guide to Performing Online Genealogy Searches


V  AC: Googling Family History (20:00)
A  RIV: Google
A  AB: 25 Google Search Tips for Genealogists
V  BYU: Google Searches at Warp Speed and Accuracy (62:00)
V  BYU: Using the Google Goldmine for Genealogy (62:00)
V  BYU: Beyond Google with Search Engines and Portals (57:00)

Names and Spelling

A  AC: Finding Your Ancestors with Spelling Variations
A  FE: What's in a Name?
V  FS: Using Name Variations to Find a Record (3:18)
A  GM: Surnames Sound a Challenge for Researchers
A  LDS: Considering Name Spellings
V  AC: Spelling Doesn't Count (25:00)
V  AC: Same Name, Different Man (29:00)
A  GC: Finding Female Ancestors and Maiden Names
V  AC: Finding Maiden Names (19:00)
V  AC: Finding Female Ancestors—scroll down (60:00)
A  OT: Finding an Ancestor whose Surname Changed A  OT: What's in a Name? A  AB: 10 Places to Locate Maiden Names

Next Steps

V  AC: Deciphering the Undecipherable (24:00)
V  FS: Completing Your Research (3:03)
V  AC: Finding Ancestors before 1850 (60:00)
A  AC: Smarter Searching
V  AC: Missing Records (26:27)
A  AC: Why You Can't Find Your Ancestors
A  AB: Tips for Finding Ancestors in Databases

Solving Problems, Effective Techniques Top

A  AB: Think Like a Detective
A  How to Use Cluster Research to Find Those Hidden Ancestors
A  LDS: Finding an Elusive Ancestor
A  BW: Extracting Documents

Brick Walls

A  AB: Brick Wall Strategies for Locating Your Ancestors
A  GI: 50 Best Brick Wall Solutions, Part 1
A  GI: 50 Best Brick Wall Solutions, Part 2
A  GI: More Great Brick Wall Solutions, Part 1
V  FS: Finding Challenging Information (3:43)
V  AC: Five Reasons You Are Not Finding Your Ancestor (29:23)
V  AC: Quick Tips for Breaking through Your Genealogy Brick Walls (14:59)
A  BYU: Answers Hiding in Plain Sight (50:00)
A  GI: More Great Brick Wall Solutions, Part 2

Catalogs and Books

A  FS: Using the FamilySearch Catalog
A  FS: Accessing Online Family History Books   LANG:   ES  
V  BYU: Digital Books for Genealogists (53:22)

Family History Trips

A  GC: Before Your Trip—Doing Your Homework
A  FE: Mapping Your Strategy for a Research Trip
V  FS: Planning and Implementing a Research Trip (53:32)

Project 5: Indexing

Basics Top

V  FS: Indexing is Vital for Research—second video (5:00)
A  FS: Introduction
V  BYU: Indexing in FamilySearch (8:01)
A  FS: How to Index
A  RIV: FamilySearch Indexing


A  FS: Indexing FAQs
A  FS: 3 Tips for Becoming a Better Indexer
V  FS: Adding Records (2:30)
A  FS: Future Collections   LANG:   PT  


A  RIV: Paleography (Old Handwriting)
A  AC: Tips for Reading Old Handwriting
A  AC: More Tips and Tricks for Paleography (20:30)
A  GC: Guidelines for Reading Old Documents
A  AB: Reading and Understanding Old Documents and Handwriting
A  How to Create Abstracts from Old Documents
A  GI: How to Read Old Handwriting
A  Deciphering Old Handwriting
A  BW: Study Handwriting

Project 6: Help

Get Help Top

V  AC: How to Use Collaboration (26:00)
V  AC: Increasing Family History Collaboration (32:08)
A  GC: Involving Family in Your Research
A  GC: Finding Others Researching Your Family Names
A  RIV: Historical and Genealogical Societies


V  AC: Sharing Family History (30:00)
V  AA: Sharing Your Family History (61:29)
A  GC: Learning from Your Reunion
A  GC: 12 Steps to Creating the Perfect Family Reunion
A  FS: 3 Tips for Family History at your Next Reunion
A  FS: 10 Steps to Writing an Engaging Family History

Project 7: Technology

Misc. Top

V  FS: Genealogy and Technology (24:00)
A  FS: Avoiding the Inevitable Crash

Social Media

A  FTW: The Google Genealogist (11:00)
A  Using Pinterest for Genealogy
A  FS: Hashtags, Tweets, and Blogs

Project 8: DNA

All Top

V  AC: More Tips for Identifying Genealogical Family (31:31)
V  AC: Possible Relationships (26:36)
V  The Science behind Ancestry DNA Ethnicity Results
V  DNA Demystified (55:22)
V  DNA Testing for Genealogy (1:19)
V  The Story of You (2:01)
V  DNA for Beginners: The Three Tests (54:05)
A/V  Genetic Genealogy Videos
A  Ancestry DNA FAQs
A  FE: Taking a DNA Test
A  Answers to Common DNA Questions
A  FS: What Can DNA Testing Do?
V  FS: YDNA Solutions to Common Genealogical Problems? (28:40)
V  AC: You Received Your DNA Test Results—Now What?, Part 1 (14:06)
V  BYU: You Received Your DNA Test Results—Now What?, Part 2 (14:57)
A  FTM: How to Handle Surprises in Your DNA (Results) A  BW: Get More out of Your DNA Test Results V  BYU: Can a DNA Test Help You Find Your Ancestors or Relatives? - Part 1 (41:44)
V  BYU: Can a DNA Test Help You Find Your Ancestors or Relatives? - Part 2 (10:09)
V  AC: Why Is My Native American Ancestry Not Showing Up? (18:50)

Project 9, U.S.- A1, A2: U.S. Records and Locations



V  AC: Understanding More about the Records You Are Using (32:58)

Location and Geography

Maps and Gazetteers

A  Using Maps in Genealogy
V  BYU: Understanding Maps (60:00)
A  FS: Using Maps in Research
V  BYU: Mapping Your Ancestors (56:25)
V  FS: Locate Where Your Ancestor Lived (3:36)
V  FS: Research Guides, Place Pages (17:43)
A  GC: Maps in Family Research
V  BYU: Locating Your Ancestors Exactly from Maps and Gaetteers (57:00)
V  BYU: Digging Deeper into Maps (66:05)

Cities and Counties

A  FE: Your Family's Hometown
A  LDS—Using Distances and Travel Times in Research
A  GC: Using Directories for Genealogy
A  AC: 5 Tips for Getting the Most from City Directories
A  AC: Getting the Most from City Directories
A  FS: City Directories: More than Names and Addresses
A  LDS: About New England Town Directories
V  City and County Directories (47:18)
V  AC: Getting Around Burned County Records (26:51)
A  FE: County Records and Genealogy V  BYU: Digital Family and Locality Histories


A  AC: Creating Timelines that Produce Answers

Project 9, U.S.- B1: Discover U.S. Vital Records

Vital Records Top

V  BYU: Finding Birth, Marriage, and Death Records (22:31)
V  FS: Vital Records (24:00)
A  United States Vital Records

Birth Records

V  AC: Can't Find a Birth Record (30:00)
A  GC: Adoption Information

Marriage Records

V  AC: Finding Marriage Records (30:00)
A  AB: Finding a Marriage Date or Location
A  GC: Marriage in the Modern Age
A  GI: Look for Missing Marriages
A  GI: Marriage and Age Differences

Death Records

A  LDS: Searching for Death Information
A  FE: Obituaries and Genealogy
A  AC: Using Death Records to Find Missing Children and Married Daughters


V  AC: Visiting Cemeteries (30:00)
V  Using Cemetery Records to Uncover Unknown Ancestors (4:37)
V  Cemeteries Are Good Resources (6:31)
V  Digging for Answers with Find-A-Grave (61:48)
A  FTM: 9 Things You Can Learn about Your Ancestors
A  FE: Researching Cemeteries on the Internet
A  GI: A Simple Way to Read Old Tombstones
A  RIV: FindaGrave
A  AC: Cemetery Guide
A  AC: Cemetery Records
A  FS: U.S. Church and Cemetery Records
V  BYU: Using Online Maps to Locate Cemeteries (49:00)


A  AC: Social Security Death Index (4:30)
A  GC: Social Security Sleuthing
A  AB: Searching the SSDI

Project 9C: U.S. Census

Census Records Top


A  AB: Genealogy Guide to the Census
A  FS: U.S. Census Records
A  FMP: Using Census Records for Family History
A  FMP: 5 Tips for Using Census Records
A  GC: Every Ten Years
V  FS: Beginning Census Research and Record Keeping (23:08)
V  Census Records at the National Archives (12:12)
V  FS: Census Records (24:00)
V  AA: Using the U.S. Federal Census (69:20)
V  FS: Federal Census (26:00)
V  BYU: Making Cense of the Census (43:57)
V  FS: Census Tracking for Beginners (15:08)
V  More About Census Records (9:58)
V  Finding Your Ancestors in the Census (16:55)
V  Tips and Tricks on Using Census Records (9:12)
A  FE: The Census and Genealogy
A  BW: Drill into Census Records

Next Steps

A  FS: U.S. Census Record Secrets Revealed
A  GC: Secrets of the Census
V  AC: Overlooked Secrets in the Census (61:00)
A  AC: 5 Hidden Questions in the U.S. Federal Census
A  FTM: 6 Helpful Genealogy Clues
A  FE: Evolution of the Census
V  AC: Beyond Names and Dates (26:00)
V  FS: Census and Military Records (17:00)
A  AC: Non-Population Schedules and Special Censuses
V  FS: Building a Probable Case by Census Tracking (16:00)
A  FMP: 10 Steps to Move Beyond the Census
V  BYU: State Census Training (13:42)

By Decade

V  AC: 1940 Census, Tips and Tricks 2 (19:00)
V  AC: 1940 Census, Tips and Tricks 3 (27:00)
A  AC: 1940 Census Research Guide
V  AC: You Found What in the 1940 Census? (75:56)
A  LDS: Where Do I Go from the 1940 Census?
V  FS: U.S. Census, 1930-1900
V  FS: U.S. Census, 1930-1900
V  AC: Exploring the 1930 Census (20:00)
V  AC: Census, 1920 (4:23)
V  FS: Censuses, 1900-1930 (25:00)
V  What Are You Missing in the 1920-1940 Censuses? (26:16)
A  AB: Five Steps Beyond the 1910 Census
A  GC: 1900 Census—The Missing Link
V  AC: The Missing 1890 Census (19:00)
V  FS: Heads of Households before 1850 (10:00)
V  AC: Finding Ancestors Pre-1850 Census (2:55)

Project 9D: U.S. Immigration/Naturalization

Immigration and Naturalization Top


A  GC: Immigration into the United States
V  AC: Coming to America (11:00)
A  AC: Finding Immigration Records
V  BYU: U.S. Immigration Records (16:00)
A  FS: U.S. Emigration and Immigration
A  OT: Immigration to the U.S after 1820
V  BYU: Emigration and Immigration Training (6:19)
V  BYU: Proven Ways to Find Your Immigrant Ancestors (55:10)

Ellis Island and Ports

V  FS: Castle Garden Database (7:34)
V  BYU: The Paper Trail (25:09)
V  FS: Introduction to Ellis Island (12:59)
V  AC: Did They Really Come through New York?—(25:00)
A  AC: Using the Ellis Island Database
A  GI: Ellis Island Immigration Facts

Next Steps

V  FS: European Sources (10:00)
V  FS: Religious Migration, Part 1 (24:11)
V  FS: Religious Migration, Part 2 (24:09)
V  FS: Religious Migration, Part 3 (12:56)
V  FS: Colonial Immigration (53:00)
V  AC: Colonial Immigration (30:00)
V  AC: Late 19th-Century Ancestors (11:00)
V  FS: Early 20th-Century Immigration (33:00)
A  AC: Major Settlements, Immigration, and Naturalization
A  AC: American Sources for Documenting Immigrants
A  AC: Foreign Sources for Immigration Records
A  GC: Immigrant Name Changes
A  FE: Effect of Immigration on Surnames
A  GC: Major Ports of Exit and Entry
A  LDS: Border Crossings and Other Records


A  FS: Navigating U.S. Naturalization Records
A  FS: Naturalization Records
A  LDS: Naturalization Records
A  FS: Navigating U.S. Naturalization Records

Passenger Lists

A  LDS: Manifests and Passenger Lists
A  AC: 10 Things to Know: Passenger Lists
A  FS: I Have the Name of the Ship and the Year ...

Project 9E: Discover U.S. Military Records

U.S. Military Records

V  AC: Find Your U.S. Military Heroes (59:00)
V  FS: Basic U.S. Military Records (26:00)
V  FS: Military Records (24:00)
V  FS: Military Pension Applications (16:00)
V  Pension Records (8:48)
V  AC: Patriots of Color (26:00)
V  AC: Discovering Our Veterans (24:00)
V  BYU: Discover Your Ancestors in Military Records (47:44)
A  RIV: Fold3
A  RIV: U.S. Military Records
A  FMP: Techniques for Finding Your Military Ancestor
A  FE: Genealogy Research and Military Records
A  AC: Tips for Finding Military Records
A  AC: Military Records at

Military Records by Conflict Top

Revolutionary and War of 1812

A  AC: Revolutionary War Research Guide
V  FS: Revolutionary War Genealogy Research (43:00)
V  AC: Understanding SAR/DAR Applications in Genealogy (28:04)
V  AC: Using SAR Applications (4:51)
V  AC: Colonial Americans, Not Patriots (28:00)
A  AC: Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestor
A  AC: Revisiting the American Revolution
V  AC: War of 1812 (26:00)

Civil War

A  FS: Civil War—Southern Claims Commission
V  FS: Civil War Genealogical Research (57:00)
V  Civil War Compiled Service Records (5:20)
V  AC: Civil War tips from the researchers of "Who Do You Think You Are? (3:37)
V  FS: Civil War Research, Union (57:00)
V  Your Civil War Ancestors: Beginning Your Research (15:00)
V  FS: Civil War Records (35:00)
V  BYU: Researching Civil War Records (15:45)
V  AC: Discovering Civil War Roots (22:00)
V  AA: Union Civil War Ancestors (65:00)
V  FS: Learning about Your Union Veteran Ancestor, Part 1 (31:03)
V  FS: Learning about Your Union Veteran Ancestor, Part 2 (27:00)
A  AB: Researching Civil War Ancestors
A  FE: Civil War Records and Genealogy
A  AC: Find Your Civil War Ancestor

World War I and II

V  FMP: Tracing WWI Ancestors (39:56)
V  AC: WW-I Draft Records (3:00)
V  AC: Lack of WWI Records (5:08)
A  AC: Using WW-I Draft Records to Trace Your Ancestors
V  AC: WW-II Draft Cards (14:00)
V  7 Important Genealogical Hints from WW I & WW II Registration Cards (14:00)
A  FMP: WW-II Enlistment Records
A  FMP: Military Service and Conflict
A  AC: Researching Women in World War II
A  World War II Case Study

Project 4F: Discover Other U.S. Records

Church / Religious Records and Travel Top


V  AC: Civil vs. Church (21:00)
V  FS: Researching Church Records in the U.S. (8:12)
V  FS: Church Records in Genealogy (13:00)
A  FS: United States Church Records


V  FS: Catholic Records in North America and Europe (46:25)
V  AC: Quaker Research (34:00)
V  AC: Quaker Case Study (32:00)
A  AA: Quaker Guide
A  FS: Pioneer Ancestry


A  FS: Migration Routes across America
A  FS: Religious Migration History
A  LDS: About Migration Patterns
A  RIV: U.S. Migration Patterns

Land and Probate Records


V  FS: Colonial Land (36:00)
V  AC: Tax Records (34:00)
A  RIV: U.S. Land Records
A  RIV: Land Records
A  AB: Bounty Land Warrants
A  House Histories
A  FE: Researching Estates
A  LDS: Researching Past Owners of Property
V  BYU: U.S. Land Records (49:03)
A  BW: Drill into Land Records
V  Land Records: Genealogy Style (8:32) V  BYU: Land and Property Ownership for Genealogists (69:00)

Deeds and Probate

V  AC: Finding Probate Records that Are Not Indexed (6:40)
V  BYU: Probate Records (24:24)
A  RIV: U.S. Probate Records
A  The Difference Between Wills and Probate Documents
A  FS: United States Probate Records
A  FE: Deciphering a Family Deed
A  AC: 5 Things You Should Know about the Probate Collection
A  LDS: Locating Probate Records
A  AC: Guardianship, a Misunderstood Probate Term
A  AC: Finding Children When There Is No Will
A  AC: Exploring Probate Records County by County
A  BW: Drill into Probate Records
V  BYU: Nine-Part Probate Series
1: In the Beginning (17:31)
2: Wills (16:49)
3: Wording of Wills (8:10)
4: What is Probate? (8:53)
5: What Are Probate Procedures (13:29)
6: Finding Probate Documents (15:51)
7: Example of a Probate File (16:47)
8: Trusts (11:22)
8: What Happens ... (16:03)

Court Records Top

V  FS: U.S. Courthouse Research (25:00)
V  FS: U.S. Court Records (54:23)
V  BYU: Anatomy of a Court Case for Genealogists (64:19)
A  GC: Court Records—Finding Your Ancestors
A  GC: Using Court Records for Genealogy
A  FE: Searching in a Courthouse
A  FE: Finding Courthouse Records on the Internet
A  AB: Historical U.S. Prison Records
V  AC: Convicts and Criminals (29:00)
V  AC: Black Sheep Ancestors (33:00)


V  AC: Historical Newspapers (2:33)
V  FS: Using Historical Newspapers, Part 1 (16:51)
V  FS: Using Historical Newspapers, Part 2 (12:09)
V  FS: Using Historical Newspapers, Part 3 (27:05)
V  AC: Using Newspapers on Ancestry (26:00)
V  FS: World of Periodicals (11:00)
V  FS: Using Genealogy (20:00)
V  BYU: Online Digital Newspaper Sources (43:11)
A  FMP: Searching Newspaper Archives on
A  FS: Great Web Tools for Searching Historic Newspapers
A  FS: Discover Hidden Treasures in U.S. Newspapers
A  RIV: What's New about News
A  FE: Genealogical Research: Newspapers
A  FE: Newspaper Notices and Genealogical Research
A  FS: Explore Ancestors' Lives in Newspapers
A  GI: Searching Historic Small-Town Newspapers
V  BYU: NewspaperArchive and (11:44)
V  Newspaper Research (24:46) A  LDS: Expanding Your Newspaper Search


V  AC: World Memory Project (17:00)
V  AC: Getting Started,
V  FS: Congressional Records (12:00)
V  AC: Occupations (34:00)
V  AC: Using the Card Catalog (34:00)
A  FS: United States Biographies
A  GC: Finding Your Way through the National Archives
A  AB: Genealogy Research at Courthouses, Archives, or Libraries
A  FS: How to Find More at a Genealogy Library
A  FE: Libraries for Genealogical Research
A  RIV: Public Libraries
A  AC: Don't Suffer from Library Anxiety


All Top

V  AC: Canadian Family History (29:56)
V  AC: 1921 Canadian Census (37:00)
A  GC: Canadian Records and Resources
A  Resource Guide to Canadian Genealogy
A  AC: Finding Your Canadian Ancestors
A  MH: They Came to Canada
A  Canadian Census and Naturalization Records

England and U.K.

Research Top

V  BYU: Beginning British Research (11:51)
A  Starting Family History Research
V  FS: Using English Records (16:00)
V  FS: Yorkshire FH Experiences (31:00)
A  AC: Ordnance Survey Maps
V  FS: Society of Genealogists Records (32:24)
V  FS: The English Parish (30:00)
V  FS: The Parish Chest, Part 1 (31:50)
V  FS: The Parish Chest, Part 2 (22:04)
V  FS: England Parish Chest Records (68:30)
A  Parish Chest Records: England, Ireland, and Wales
V  FS: Reading English "Secretary" Hand Letters (58:00)
V  FS: Reading "Secretary" Hand Docs (30:00)
V  FS: Sources for Research, Pre-1837 (25:23)
A  FS: England and Wales Civil Registration (59:33)
A  BMD Records in England and Wales
V  FS: How to Trace England Ancestry Online (43:43)
V  FS: England Resources for Family History at Findmypast (78:12)
V  FS: Tracing Non-Church of England Ancestry (56:28)
V  FS: Reading Dates and Latin Words (25:00)
A  AA: English Guide
A  AB: Research in England
A  AB: Researching Criminal Ancestors in Britain
A  AC: Finding Your Ancestors from the U.K. and Ireland
A  The Vital Records in the U.K.
A  FS: Tracing British and Irish Roots with Findmypast
V  FS: British Resources on FamilySearch, Part 1 (27:07)
V  FS: British Resources on FamilySearch, Part 2 (29:13)
V  FS: British Resources on Ancestry, Part 1 (30:27)
V  FS: British Resources on Ancestry, Part 2 (26:48)
V  FS: British Resources on Findmypast (49:15)
A  History of Genealogy / Family History
A  GI: Date Guide to English Genealogy, Part 1
A  GI: Date Guide to English Genealogy, Part 2
A  GI: Date Guide to English Genealogy, Part 3
V  FMP: Understanding parish records(39:56)
A  FS: Welsh Naming Patterns

Census, Land and Probate

A  Guide to Census Returns in England and Wales
A  The U.K. Census: An Introduction
A  1841 Census of England and Wales
A  Census Reference by the National Archives
A  1911 Census of England and Wales
A  UK Census Records Uncovered
A  1851-1901 Census Returns of England and Wales
A  1841 Census of England and Wales
V  FMP: Explore the Censuses (7:13)
V  Using U.K. Censuses (20:21)
V  FMP: What the Censuses Tell Us (17:43)
V  FS: Probate Records—1858 to Now (12:00)
V  FS: Estate Duty 1 (10:00)
V  FS: Estate Duty 2 (15:00)
V  FS: Estate Duty 3 (20:00)
A  Probate Records in England and Wales
V  FS: Case Study—Using English Records (16:00)
A  FS: England Probate Records, Part 1
V  FS: Livery Company Records, London (25:10)
A  FS: England Probate Records, Part 2


A  Tracing Scottish Ancestry
A  Parish Chest Records in Scotland


All Top

V  AA: Irish Ancestry (61:00)
V  AC: How Irish Are You? (25:55)
V  AC: Tracing Your Irish Ancestors (62:00)
V  FS: Ireland Emigration
A  FMP: Pre-1901 Irish Census Records Online
A  Irish Sources
A  Irish Catholic Parish Records Online
A  Starting Your Irish Research
A  FS: Video Tips for Searching Irish Ancestors
A  GC: Irish Research
A  Irish Places and Irish History
V  FS: Tracing Irish Roman Catholic Ancestry (48:15)
V  FS: Ireland Census and Census Substitutes (52:13)
A  GC: Finding Your Ancestors in Ireland
A  Scots-Irish Research
A  AC: 10 Places to Find Your Irish Ancestor in America
A  FS: Ireland Presbyterian Church Records


All Top

A  Genealogy: How to Introduction
A  FS: Danish Demografisk Database (Census)
A  FS: Danish Emigration
A  FS: Danish Emigration Syllabus
A  FS: Guide to the Danish Emigration Archives Database



V  FS: Best Practices for Nordic Ancestors (55:46)
V  FS: FamilySearch Wiki for Nordic Countries (55:47)
V  FS: Scandinavian Handwriting (111:06)
V  FS: Scandinavian Fixed and Moveable Feast Days (45:14)



A  FS: Norwegian Emigration—The Experience
A  FS: How to Find Ancestors in the Digitalarkivet of Norway
A  FS: Norwegian Migration and Immigration
V  FS: Norwegian Military Records (54:21)
A  FS: Digitalarkivet: Death Notices
A  FS: Digitalarkivet: Emigration Records


All Top

A  About Sweden and Emigration
A  Finding Your Swedish Roots
A  Searching and Using the Archives
V  FS: Researching Your Swedish Heritage (59:59)
A  Swedish Court Records


All Top

V  FS: Historical Background (30:00)
V  BYU: Beginning German Research (81:00)
V  FS: Reading German Handwritten Records, Part 2 (35:00)
V  FS: Reading German Handwritten Records, Part 3 (35:00)
V  AC: Meyers Gazetteer of the German Empire (27:00)
V  AC: Hamburg Passenger Lists (24:00)
A  AA: German Guide
A  AB: Beginning Germany Genealogy FAQs
A  AC: Finding Your German Ancestors
AB: Germany Genealogy Online Databases
FS: Map Guide to German Parish Registers
FS: Hamburg Passenger Lists
FS: German Historical Maps and Territories (62:54)
FS: Using Meyer's Gazetteers Online
FS: Ortsfamilienbucher on (51:44)
AC: German Genealogy Terms
10 Tips for Deciphering Old German Handwriting V  Old German Script, Part 1 (62:11) V  Old German Script, Part 2 (59:21) V  Old German Script, Part 3 (60:42)



Beginning Swiss Research, Part 1 (59:08) V  Beginning Swiss Research, Part 2 (54:41)



V  FS: Using the Kartenmeister Gazetteer (34:32)
V  FS: Polish Displaced Persons (44:00)
V  FS: Polish Letters (20:00) V  FS: Records of the Polish Partitions (58:23)
V  FS: Polish Handwritten Records (30:00)
A  AA: Polish Guide



A  Cyrillic Alphabet
A   Cyrillic Script
A  Russian Alphabet, Language, and Handwriting, Part 1 (56:09) A  Russian Alphabet, Language, and Handwriting, Part 2 (42:01) A  Russian Alphabet Handout V  Russian Germans in the North Caucasus (51:01) V  Volga German Settlements in Russia (48:07)

France, Belgium, Luxembourg

All Top

V  FS: Basque Parish Indexes (12:13)

V  FS: Beginning Research in Luxembourg (52:49)

V  FS: Gazetteers and Maps for Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands (59:48)
A  AB: Genealogy in France
A  AB: French Genealogy Records Online



V  FS: Reading the Italian Alphabet (25:00)
V  FS: Italian Words and Phrases (25:00)
V  FS: Basic Italian Research (59:00)
V  FS: Key Words and Phrases in Latin Records (25:00)
V  FS: Latin for Genealogists (55:14)
A  AC: Italian Genealogy Terms


All Top

V  FS: Dutch Website "Who Was Who" (7:00)
A  AC: Dutch Genealogy Terminology



A  FS: Reading Spanish Handwriting (67:34)

A  FS: Spanish Handwriting Tips for Records



A  AB: Convicts to Australia


African-American Top

V  AC: Ron Higgins, Calif. African-American Gen. Society (6:16)
V  Genealogy and African-American History (58:34)
A  AC: Overview of African-American Research
A  FS: Tracing Your African-American Ancestors
A  AC: Compiled Sources in African-American Research
A  FS: Gladys Knight and the Freedmen's Bureau
V  FS: Freedmen's Bureau ... Discover the Significance (3:57)
V  FS: Gettting Started with FamilySearch and The Freedmen's Bureau Records (3:41)
V  FS: Freedmen's Bureau Records Online (2:47)
V  BYU: African American Research (14:44)
V  African American Research for Beginners (5:27)
A  AC: Think You Can't Research Your African-American Family History?


V  BYU: Beginning Latin American Research (62:00)


V  AC: Beginning Jewish Research (34:00)
V  AC: Tracing Your Jewish Roots (8:38)
V  AC: Jan Meisels, IAJGS(4:49)
V  FS: Poland and Galicia Jewish Research, Part 1 (44:43)
V  FS: Poland and Galicia Jewish Research, Part 2 (58:08)
A  Knowles Collection for Jewish Genealogy

International Research

All Top

A  GC: Tips for International Research
A  AR: How To Research Foreign Records Without Leaving Home
V  BYU: Beginning International Genealogical Research
A  GC: First Steps in Foreign Research
A  GC: Getting the Most from Your Trip Overseas
A  AB: Research in a Foreign Land



A  FL: Searching vs. Surfing for a Name
A  FS: Ordinances Performed Out of Order   LANG:   DE   ES   FR   IT   PT  
A  FS: Sealing Appears to Be Needed, but Already Completed   LANG:   DE   ES   FR   IT   PT   JA  
A  FS: Ordinance Shows as Not Available in Family Tree   LANG:   DE   ES   FR   IT   PT   JA  
A  FS: Sealing a Deceased Couple who were Never Married
A  FS: Sealing a Divorced Couple
A  FS: Sealing a Living Member to a Deceased Spouse
V  BYU: Temple Work through Descendancy Research (39:00)
V  BYU: The "Teach" Part of Find, Take, Teach (45:12)
A  FS: Temple File Names for Baptisms Limited to Youth, Unendowed   LANG:   DE   ES   FR   IT   PT   JA