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Benson Stake Fireside – September 26, 2010 Searching for Ancestors Step-by-Step!!! Family History Enjoy the Journey!

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1 Benson Stake Fireside – September 26, 2010 Searching for Ancestors Step-by-Step!!! Family History Enjoy the Journey!

2 It’s like a treasure hunt! It’s actually fulfilled my life! It’s really interesting to think about all the people who came before me, who somehow did something that made me who I am today and where I am today. I felt like celebrating because this person had all of a sudden come to life for me! It’s saving the family by understanding how connected we really are. What is Family History…

3 How Do We FEEL the JOY? For some, the experience is like Laman and Lemuel returning for the brass plates --- arduous and unpleasant. For others, it is an adventure because they enjoy the journey. What Makes the DIFFERENCE?

4 The pleasure comes from putting forth effort… and eventually having success.

5 FamilySearch can help you have SUCCESS!

6 5 Basic Steps Step 1: Gather and organize what you and other family members already know. Step 2: Decide what additional information you need. Step 3: Search compiled and original records. Step 4: Analyze and evaluate your findings. Step 5: Record, document and share your findings

7 Step 1: What Do You Know? Select 1 family or individual to work on. On a family group sheet, enter everything you know about the family or individual.

8 Step 2: What Do You Want To Learn? Sylvia’s Parents

9 How Do I Locate Sylvia’s Parents? Go Backward to go Forward Find documents for Sylvia’s information How? Consult a “Record Selection Table” Where? FamilySearch Wiki Go to FamilySearch.org Click on Research Helps > Search the Wiki

10 Enter Record Selection Table You can also add a specific locality if you wish. Search the Wiki

11 Select the appropriate table.

12 1. If you need – PARENTS 2. Look first in – VITAL RECORDS For more help, click on Vital Records!

13 Guides you to the vital records for each state. Sylvia was born in 1880 – too early for birth records.

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15 Sylvia died in 1958 – too late for the online death records.

16 Father: Hans Peter Hansen Mother: Angeline Deem Verify Burial: 1/29/58 – Riverview Cemetery, Tremonton, UT Verify Birth: 2/23/80 Bear River City, UT Verify Death: 1/25/58 Tremonton, UT

17 Record the information you found then ask: What Do I Know Now? THEN: What Do I Want to Learn Next? Other Children?

18 Consult “Record Selection Table” at FamilySearch Wiki. How Do I Locate Other Children? Select a record type to get more help.

19 If you select census, it tells you: To follow your family through ALL available census records. Sylvia was born in Feb 1880, so we should start with the 1880 census. There is no census available for 1890 We should then continue checking the 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 census.

20 Hansen, Hans P, 25 years old, born Denmark. Parents born Denmark Hansen, Angeline, wife, 17 years old, born Denmark. Parents born Denmark Hansen, Emaline, daughter, 4 mo. old, born in Utah 1880

21 Hansen, Hans P, born Dec 1844 Denmark, immigrated 1875 Hansen, Angeline, born Aug 1863 Denmark, immigrated 1876 Hansen, Sylvia E, daughter, born Feb 1880 in Utah, school teacher Hansen, Camilla S., daughter, born July 1881 in Utah Hansen, Eda M, daughter, born July 1887 in Utah Hansen, Abigail A, daughter, born Mar 1890 in Utah Hansen, Aaron E, son, born Mar 1897 in Utah 1900

22 Hansen, Hans P, 65 yrs old, 1 st marriage, married for 31 years. Hansen, Angeline, 46 yrs old, 1 st marriage, 5/6 living children Hunsaker, Edith, daughter, 22 yrs old, married, 1/1 living children Hansen, Abigail A, daughter, 20 yrs old Hansen, Aaron E, son, 17 yrs old Hunsaker, Jessie R, grandson, 4 mo. old, born in Utah 1910

23 Hansen, Angeline, Head, 56 yrs old, widow, immigrated in 1876 Hunsaker, Edith H, Daughter, 32 yrs old, divorced Hunsaker, Jesse R, grandson, 10 yrs old 1920

24 Christensen, Rudolph A, Head, 51 yrs old Christensen, Sylvia H., wife, 50 yrs old children --- Hansen, Angeline D, mother-in-law, 67 yrs old, widow, immigrated in

25 Record what you learned then ask: What Do I Know Now? Then: What Do I Want to Learn? Death Dates

26 How Do I Locate Han’s Death? Consult the “Record Selection Table” Hans died between Angeline died after 1930 (would be 93 in 1956) Other children (Camilla, Edith, Abigail, Aaron)

27 Born Dec 6, 1844 Died Jun 29, 1915 Parents: Mons Marker Hansen & Cecelia Jensen Buried in Honeyville Cemetery, Jul 1, 1915

28 Born Mar 12, 1897 Died Mar 8, 1918 Buried in Honeyville Cemetery, Mar 11, 1918 Middle name: Ethelbert

29 We know Hans & Aaron were buried in Honeyville so we’ll start there. More about Han’s Death? Consult the “Record Selection Table”

30 USGenWeb, Utah, Archives, Cemetery records, Honeyville City Cemetery Full birth & death dates for Angeline Who is this?

31 Record what you know then ask: What Do I Know Now? What Do I Want to Learn? Parent’s birth place

32 How Do I Locate Parent’s Birth? Consult a “Record Selection Table” If you select “Obituaries”, it tells you:

33 Obituaries Hans Peter Hanse n Aaron Hanse n

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35 How Do I Locate Parent’s Birth? Consult a “Record Selection Table” If you select “Church Records” it tells you: [Utah, Box Elder, Honeyville - Church]

36 Church Records Eliza Full birth dates and towns for all. Brother of Angeline

37 How Do I Locate Parent’s Birth? Go to the WIKI - Denmark Record Selection Table If you select “Church Records” it tells you:

38 Tip:

39 Hans Peter Marker born 6 Dec 1844, christened 4 Jan 1845, parents Mogns Marker Hansen and Sisilia Kristine Hansen

40 Engeline Jorgina Deem born 26 Aug 1863 to Jorgen Larsen Deem and Elizabeth Margrethe Petersen

41 What Do I Know Now? AND

42 Now What Do I Want to Learn…

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