GETTING STARTED ON YOUR RESEARCH

One of the easiest ways to begin your research is to visit the genealogy web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS):

http://www.familysearch.org

where you will find links to the following subjects:
How Do I Begin?
How Do I Locate My Ancestor in the United States?
How Do I Recognize My United States Ancestor?
Making a Research Outline
Name Variations in United States Indexes and Records
Basics on How to Search for Ancestors in the United States
1860 U.S. Federal Census Worksheet
1870 U.S. Federal Census Worksheet
1880 U.S. Federal Census Worksheet
1900 U.S. Federal Census Worksheet
1910 U.S. Federal Census Worksheet
1920 U.S. Federal Census Worksheet
United States Mortality Schedules, 1850 to 1885
United States Previous Research, Part 1
United States Previous Research, Part 2
United States Social Security Death Index and Application Files
United States, Birth and Death Records Created by Town, County, or State Governments
United States, How to Find and Use a Map
United States, Marriages Created by Towns, Counties, or States