LDS Mormon Church Family Search Site
You will find searches, indexes and a bottomless amount
of helpful information on how to find genealogy records. This is
one of the free genealogy sites on the internet you must bookmark and
cannot be without.
1880 US, 1881 British, and 1881 Canadian Census Search at LDS
These census records have been transcribed and placed
online in a searchable database. You are given many options for
searching these census records, which gives you a better chance of
locating the ancestors you are searching for. Be sure to try
various spellings. The search is set up with an option for exact
spelling of the surname. Due to so many spelling errors in the
actual documents along with the spelling errors which occurred in the
transcription of these records, many names are misspelled and some are
garbled beyond recognition. Leaving the exact spelling option off,
gives you the your search the power to check various spellings.
You are given the option to search all of these census databases at one
time or select them individually so if you KNOW your ancestors were in
the United States, of course select U.S. or in Canada, select Canada
International Genealogy Index at the LDS Mormon Church
This fantastic resource is a partial index to vital
records from all over the world. Be sure to check original records
to be sure this information is accurate.. Do not use the
information found here as fact. In fact, it is the wise
genealogist who will always check original documents for accuracy.
There are a lot or genealogical errors found online.
Pedigree Resource File at the LDS Mormon Church
These are files which have been submitted by both members
and nonmembers of the Mormon Church who have researched their ancestry.
These can contain great clues but be aware, there are a vast amount of
errors in these files. Again, I can't stress this enough, DOCUMENT
YOUR GENEALOGY INFORMATION WITH ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS. If you find a
record transcription online, or a mention of a record online, be it a
census record, vital record i.e. birth, death or marriage record, or any
other type of record, get your hands on the original record or order a
copy of the original document so you can verify the information
yourself. Remember.... all it takes is a typo by the transcriber
and the date you have is wrong unless you have verified it yourself.
Without documentation, your genealogy research becomes mythology.
Sure it is great to speculate, that is how we draw our conclusions as to
where we should search next, but keep your documented research separate
from your speculative research.
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