To aid others doing Scottish genealogy research
at one of the
Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saint's Family History Centers
(FHC), I have scanned several reference documents from the Salt Lake
City Family History Library and posted them here so that you can do
some work at home that might help make your time at the FHCs more
If you don't have a clue what all this
is about, here's a brief explanation
of this material, a quick example
on how to use it and a couple warnings
about what you might encounter.
A word about the On-Line LDS Family Search site.
Please be aware that
when you do a search using their web site you are
only searching a fraction of the information they have available. Only
a very small percentage of their data has been converted into digital
format so if you don't find what you're looking for on their web site
you still have excellent chances of success by going to one of their
Family History Centers (FHCs).
Conversely, I understand their Place
Search information is very complete. This information lists all the
sources that have been filmed by the church or exist in other forms and
the appropriate reference numbers.
The churches holdings are
large so whatever you're looking for you're likely to find
of you new to genealogy on the internet and trying to figure out what the heck is what, in my very humble opinion, there are two
things you MUST do to start:
- Submit your surnames to the Roots
Surname List (RSL). Let a half million fellow genealogists
know who you're looking for. You can also find out who else is
researching your surnames. Descendants of the very people you're
looking for might already be there!
- Visit Cyndi's
List! Cyndi Howells, genealogist, author and speaker, has put
together an incredible web site! If there is something on the internet
about genealogy (and there's a lot), you can find it at Cyndi's List!
Here's a link to her "New to
I am not affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in any way. This is purely a labor of love (well, strong like anyway).
I welcome any
corrections and/or messages.
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Mar 9, 2008 2:50 PM PT