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    • Basic Research and More By: Heidi Greathouse
    • The Basics
      • Google.com
        • Is the most simple in research, but can be overwhelming.
        • Is a search engine that can be used to find information.
        • Has basic and advanced searching
    • Family History Searching: An Example of What to Search For
      • The Google Way
      • Networking : have you heard of some good Family history websites?
    • Familysearch.org
      • Has basic and advanced research
      • Exercise—can you find my relative Edward Cox?:
        • Birth: July 13,1884 in Orderville, Kane, Utah
        • Death: July 22,1973
        • What did you find? What records?
    • Ancestry.com
      • Is subscription-based, but is free at some family history centers
      • Can organize own family tree in it for free
      • Let’s see if my relative Henry Winfield Green is in this database.
        • Birth: In 1858
        • Death: In 1911
        • What more records did you find?
    • Let’s go back to Google…
      • Exercise : -
        • Type in “Family History Online” in basic search
        • Scroll down until you find the title “50 places to find your Family History Online”.
        • What did you find?
        • Click on a website you never tried and lets see what information you can find.
    • Lets try Rootsweb.com
      • Try to find my ancestor Edward Cox again
      • Click on the Civilian Draft Registration….do you see my relative listed in there?
      • Searching by location
    • Finding the websites next time…
      • “ My Favorites”
      • Organize into a computer folder
      • Print off the website links
    • Remember the basics…
      • Try to be specific in search, but not too specific.
      • Practice makes perfect
      • Have a goal in mind and go for it!
      • Be patient!
      • Have fun!...finding new information is exciting!
    • The End
      • Any questions???