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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???