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Research Helps is an easy-to-use index collection of all research helps on the FamilySearch site. It includes a lot of great educational and research materials including:
A collection of over 150 research outlines which describe content, use and availability of records that can help you find information about your ancestors who resided in a specific geographic location. Under each heading in a research outline, you will find information about a specific record category, which will include such things as:
- Various records which are available
- Years of availability for each record
- Family History Library's book, microfilm and microfiche numbers
- Titles of books containing compiled records
- Contact information for other repositories of records
How-to Guides exist for each of the U.S. states and Canadian provinces, as well as many other countries and regions including Europe, Scandinavia, Latin American, the Caribbean and Australia. These invaluable research outlines will help you to understand what records you should be searching for and will save you countless hours of time. They should be referred to by beginners and experienced researchers alike!
Free downloadable forms include timelines, census worksheets, research logs, pedigree charts and 'to do' lists.
Research guides which explain step-by-step how to do your research in a variety of topics including census records, indexes and collections, birth/death/marriage records, maps and more. Other research guides include lists of important historical events by area and topics for beginners just getting started in genealogy research.
Great research maps cover a wide variety of time periods and countries around the world. Especially useful for determining boundary changes.
Lists containing words from various countries with their English translations. The words included in these lists are those that you are likely to find in genealogical sources.
You can find the Research Help tool at http://www.familysearch.org, Once there, click on either Search for Ancestors or the Search tab and then select Research Helps from the blue navigation bar near the top of the page.
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