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A Simple Introduction to Begininning Your Family Search

Here's How We Are Going To Do It

There are 5 Basic Steps — and the first three get you set up and started right.Pedigree Chart OView

Begin with a Pedigree Chart and, starting with yourself, list what you currently know about your family.

Now you’re ready to begin the 5-Steps by getting yourself registered and organized. Here’s what to do:

Step 1.  Register for FamilySearch – this is the Church’s fabulous website you’ll use to submit names for temple work.

Step 2.  Organize Your Stuff - a little organization goes a long ways towards making your family history enjoyable and rewarding. There are five things involved in getting organized:

a)  Gather — Get Your Family History Stuff together into one place.

b)  File Folders — Set Up Some File Folders to organize all your information.

c)  Sort — Place Your Gathered Family History Stuff into the right file folders.

d)  ComputerEnter Your Family Information Into A Computer — if you don’t have one, computers (and help) are available in the Stake Family History Center and the certified ward Family History Centers.

e)  Binder — Set Up Your Family History Binder — this is where you’ll keep your Pedigree Charts, notes, checklists, guides, etc.

Step 3.  Set Up The Bookmarks (Favorites) On Your Internet Browser — this will give you instant access to all the main family history websites you’ll want to use.

Now that you’re registered and organized,
you’re ready for the last two steps:

Step 4.  Research Your Family — this is the fun, exciting part.  And we’ve got a handy Checklist to make it even easier.

Step 5.  Take The Names To The Temple — this is the important, rewarding part. All of our family history efforts lead to the crowning blessing of having the temple work performed for our ancestors.

So dive in!  The water’s fine. And remember, if you need any help at all, please contact a Family History Consultant in your ward or come to the Stake Family Center.

Let's Get Started Now

Step 1. — Register For FamilySearch by Clicking Here

Simple 5 Step Checklist.  (printout and use it to track your progress)

5 Step Checklist
Download and Print this handy 5-Step Checklist


Helpful Tools and Links

Primary Sites and Links

Family History Consultants
Family History Workshop

  Puzzilla.org   FamilySearch     Checklists and Forms
  Find A Record   Ancestry.com     Classes and Training
  Create Fan / Tree Seek   Find A Grave     Family History Centers
  Relative Finder   Find My Past
  Pandoras Hope Chest   MyHeritage
Family History Participation - 10+ %
    Research Tips
  All My Cousins   American Ancestors       Software Programs
  Ancestry & Premium sites - Free   Geneanet       Website Guide
  Pueblo Family History Center  
  Grandma's Pie     Family History Center Director  
  Genealogy Gophers     Stake Indexing Director  
  FamilySearch App Gallery     Stake High Councilor FHC Center
  History Lines  (Amazing)     Stake Presidency
  Sandbox - FamilySearch Training    
  KinMapper   TheFHGuide - FamSearch Training
Master Story Interview Questions   Download - Puzz-FAR form   FamilySearch Indexer    Pueblo Family History Center
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