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How to get free help with your family history

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Class taught at Who Do You Think You Are? 2012 showing multiple resources for free genealogy research help.

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How to get free help with your family history

  1. 1. How to get Free Help with your Family History By Darris G. Williams, AG®
  2. 2. Where can you go for free help? Genuki http://www.genuki.org.uk/ Society of Genealogists http://www.societyofgenealogists.com/ Family History Societies http://www.ffhs.org.uk/ FamilySearch https://www.familysearch.org/ RootsWeb http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
  3. 3. HTTP://WWW.GENUKI.ORG.UK/
  4. 4. The main page has quick links
  5. 5. The main page has quick links
  6. 6. http://www.sog.org.uk
  7. 7. HTTP://WWW.FFHS.ORG.UK/
  8. 8. FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETIES
  9. 9. Most societies provide a variety of services, some free and some for members only.
  10. 10. Names, places & dates help you find a possible connection; volume & member number help locate the pedigree.
  11. 11. HTTPS://WWW.FAMILYSEARCH.ORG/
  12. 12. FamilySearch Centres listed
  13. 13. London Family History CentreTemporary home is at the National Archives, KewWhere: Reading Room near the Quiet Zone www.londonfhc.org lists records available Records from 9000+ parishes, probate records including post-1858 wills, Irish records, Caribbean records, Scottish records, Welsh records, Jewish records
  14. 14. FamilySearch Research Courses FamilySearch offers a variety of free classes online and in person to help you discover your family tree.
  15. 15. 5 Minute Genealogy Episode 5:Choose an Ancestor and Question
  16. 16. More detailed lessons are available.
  17. 17. Research Wiki The Research Wiki is a free collection of family history articles provided by family history enthusiasts from around the world.
  18. 18. With a page added to your watch listyou will be notified by email of any changes to the page.
  19. 19. RESEARCH FORUMS
  20. 20. HTTP://LISTS.ROOTSWEB.ANCESTRY.COM/
  21. 21. Subscribing. Clicking on one of the shortcut linksbelow should work, but if your browser doesn’tunderstand them, try these manual instructions: tojoin WALES-LOCAL-HISTORY-L, send email toWALES-LOCAL-HISTORY-L-request@rootsweb.comwith the single word subscribe in the messagesubject and body. To join WALES-LOCAL-HISTORY-D, to the same thing with WALES-LOCAL-HISTORY-D-request@rootsweb.com.

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