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Benson Stake Fireside – September 26, 2010 Searching for Ancestors Step-by-Step!!! Family History Enjoy the Journey!
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…
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?
The pleasure comes from putting forth effort… and eventually having success.
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
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.
Step 2: What Do You Want To Learn? Sylvia’s Parents
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
Enter Record Selection Table You can also add a specific locality if you wish. Search the Wiki
Sylvia died in 1958 – too late for the online death records.
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
Record the information you found then ask: What Do I Know Now? THEN: What Do I Want to Learn Next? Other Children?
Consult “Record Selection Table” at FamilySearch Wiki. How Do I Locate Other Children? Select a record type to get more help.
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.
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
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
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