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Project 1 research

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

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