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Finding Your Roots Seminar Oct 15, 2011

How to Use the Family History Center

1st Visit
Call: Surrey Family Search 604.597.9695 to find out hours of opening or to book a time when someone can help you.
Bring: Pedigree information - names, dates, places. Photocopies of any birth, marriage & death certificates in your possession. Home sources are usually needed for the most recent 100 years of research.
Check: Previous research you or others may have done.
Set A Goal: Decide what you would like to accomplish in your research or come let a staff member help you do this.
Tour: When you arrive take a short tour to see what resources are available at the centre.
Begin Research: Start with FamilySearch - register, sign in and look at your tree.

2nd Visit
Computer Research: Explore pay websites on the Premium Databases England or Wales: check www.ancestry.com 1841-1901 census. Also, Find My Past, and World Vital Records.
Scotland: Check the Scotland Census1841-1901 on FamilySearch or Ancestry. Check the births/baptisms 1564-1950, marriages 1561-1910 on Family Search.
Wiki: Check the FamilySearch Wiki to see where records can be accessed.
Check Family History Library Catalogue to ascertain what Microfilms &/or Microfiche are available to order from Salt Lake.


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