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*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=42 Ancestry Library Edition]<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Use in Library only &nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.libraryforlife.org/research/helpfiles/Ancestry.pdf Help sheet]
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*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=42 Ancestry Library Edition]<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Use in Library only  
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*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=27 Chicago Tribune (1858-1985)]<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Use with Library card
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*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=123 Chicago Tribune (1858-1985)]<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Use with Library card
*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=23 HeritageQuest Online]<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Use with Library card &nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.libraryforlife.org/research/helpfiles/Heritage_Quest.pdf Help sheet]
*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=23 HeritageQuest Online]<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Use with Library card &nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.libraryforlife.org/research/helpfiles/Heritage_Quest.pdf Help sheet]
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*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=24 New England Ancestors]<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Use in Library only &nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.libraryforlife.org/research/helpfiles/New_England_Ancestors.pdf Help sheet]
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*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=24 New England Ancestors]<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Use in Library only  
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*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=30 South Bend Tribune Online Archives]<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Use with Library card &nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.libraryforlife.org/research/helpfiles/Indiana_Newspapers.pdf Help sheet]
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*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=51 NewspaperARCHIVE]<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Use with Library card
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*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=114 South Bend Tribune Online Archives]<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Use with Library card  
'''St. Joseph County Links'''
'''St. Joseph County Links'''
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*[http://www.sjcpl.org/1875Atlas/ 1875 Atlas Online]
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*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=124 1875 Atlas Online]
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*[http://www.sjcpl.org/1936Atlas/ 1936 Platbook Online]
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*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=125 1936 Platbook Online]
*[http://www.hlcm.org/htlm/archives.html Lindahl Children's Museum Archives]
*[http://www.hlcm.org/htlm/archives.html Lindahl Children's Museum Archives]
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*[http://www.mphpl.org/genealogy.htm Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library]
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*[http://www.mphpl.org/newSite/AdultServices/adult_geneaology.html Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library]
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*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=36 Obituary Index]<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.libraryforlife.org/research/helpfiles/Obit_Index.pdf Help sheet]
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*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=126 Obituary Index]<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.libraryforlife.org/research/helpfiles/Obit_Index.pdf Help sheet]
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~instjose St. Joseph County GenWeb]
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~instjose St. Joseph County GenWeb]
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*[http://www.stjosephcountyindiana.com/index1.htm St. Joseph County Government]
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*[http://www.stjosephcountyindiana.com/ St. Joseph County Government]
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*[http://www.libraryforlife.org/servicenotes/index.php Service Notes Index]
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*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=53 Service Notes Index]
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~insbags/ South Bend Area Genealogical Society]
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~insbags/ South Bend Area Genealogical Society]
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*[http://proxy.sjcpl.lib.in.us:2048/login?url=http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?RQT=318&TS=1144846645&clientId=18373&VType=PQD&VName=PQD&VInst=PROD&pmid=7732&PageNum=1 South Bend Tribune Online Archives]<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.libraryforlife.org/research/helpfiles/Indiana_Newspapers.pdf Help sheet]
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*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=114 South Bend Tribune Online Archives]<br/>
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*[http://www.walkerton.org/society.shtml Walkerton Area Historical Society]
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*[http://www.walkerton.org/history.html Walkerton Area Historical Society]
'''Indiana Links'''
'''Indiana Links'''
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*[http://www.indgensoc.org/ Indiana Genealogical Society]
*[http://www.indgensoc.org/ Indiana Genealogical Society]
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/ Indiana GenWeb]
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/ Indiana GenWeb]
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*[http://www.in.gov/icpr/archives/databases Indiana State Archives Databases]
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*[http://www.in.gov/icpr/2355.htm Indiana State Archives Online Indexes]
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*[http://www.in.gov/library/www/isl/whoweare/genealogy.html Indiana State Library - Genealogy]
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*[http://www.in.gov/library/indiana.htm Indiana State Library - Genealogy]
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*[http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/howto/w2w/indiana.htm Indiana Vital Records]
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*[http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/indiana.htm Indiana Vital Records]
*[http://fizkid.tripod.com/ Indiana's South Pacific World War II Dead]
*[http://fizkid.tripod.com/ Indiana's South Pacific World War II Dead]
'''National Links'''
'''National Links'''
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ Bureau of Land Management]
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ Bureau of Land Management]
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*[http://www.castlegarden.org/ Castle Garden]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/ Cyndi's List]
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/ Cyndi's List]
*[http://www.deathindexes.com/ Death Indexes]
*[http://www.deathindexes.com/ Death Indexes]
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==[[About Local & Family History Services | About Local & Family History Services]]==
==Help Sheets for Databases==
==Help Sheets for Databases==
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*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=42 Ancestry Library Edition] [http://www.libraryforlife.org/research/helpfiles/Ancestry.pdf help sheet]
 
*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=23 HeritageQuest Online] [http://www.libraryforlife.org/research/helpfiles/Heritage_Quest.pdf help sheet]
*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=23 HeritageQuest Online] [http://www.libraryforlife.org/research/helpfiles/Heritage_Quest.pdf help sheet]
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*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=24 New England Ancestors] [http://www.libraryforlife.org/research/helpfiles/New_England_Ancestors.pdf help sheet]
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*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=126 Obituary Index] [http://www.libraryforlife.org/research/helpfiles/Obit_Index.pdf help sheet]
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*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=36 Obituary Index] [http://www.libraryforlife.org/research/helpfiles/Obit_Index.pdf help sheet]
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*[http://www.sjcpl.org/research/ccount/click.php?id=30 South Bend Tribune Online Archives] [http://www.libraryforlife.org/research/helpfiles/Indiana_Newspapers.pdf help sheet]
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== Articles ==
== Articles ==
=== Getting Started with Your Family History ===
=== Getting Started with Your Family History ===
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By [[User:Libby the Librarian | Libby Feil]]
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By Libby Feil
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[[Image:weddingphoto.jpg|left]]
Weddings and birthdays and burials, oh my!  Writing down the dates and places of these important events is the first step in your family history journey.  Start with yourself and your immediate family, listing all the places and dates you remember.  When were you born?  When did you get married?  What about your parents?  Make notes on all the family members you know, with their full names, their relationship to you, and their dates and places of birth, marriage, divorce, death, and burial.  Don't forget important religious events like baptisms, bar and bat mitzvahs, and so on if you know them.
Weddings and birthdays and burials, oh my!  Writing down the dates and places of these important events is the first step in your family history journey.  Start with yourself and your immediate family, listing all the places and dates you remember.  When were you born?  When did you get married?  What about your parents?  Make notes on all the family members you know, with their full names, their relationship to you, and their dates and places of birth, marriage, divorce, death, and burial.  Don't forget important religious events like baptisms, bar and bat mitzvahs, and so on if you know them.
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Once you have noted down everything you remember, the next step is to ask your relatives what THEY remember.  You may want to try your hand at oral history.  [http://www.sjcpl.org/localhistory/ Local & Family History Services] has books which can give you suggestions and techniques for carrying out and recording oral history. Try <i>[http://stjos.sjcpl.lib.in.us/search/tRecording+Your+Family+History%3A++A+Guide/trecording+your+family+history+a+guide/1%2C1%2C2%2CB/frameset&FF=trecording+your+family+history+a+guide+to+preserving+oral+history+with+videotape+audiotape+suggested+topics+and+questions+interview+techniques&1%2C%2C2 Recording Your Family History:  A Guide to Preserving Oral History ...]</i>, by William Fletcher; <i>[http://stjos.sjcpl.lib.in.us/search/?searchtype=t&searcharg=Once+Upon+A+Memory%3A++Your+Family+Tales+and+Treasures&SORT=D&SORT=R Once Upon A Memory:  Your Family Tales and Treasures]</i>, by Jean Alessi and Jan Miller; or <i>[http://stjos.sjcpl.lib.in.us/search/?searchtype=t&searcharg=Keeping+Family+Stories+Alive%3A++A+Creative+Guide&SORT=D&SORT=R Keeping Family Stories Alive:  A Creative Guide to Taping Your Family Life & Lore]</i>, by Vera Rosenbluth.
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Once you have noted down everything you remember, the next step is to ask your relatives what THEY remember.  You may want to try your hand at oral history.  [http://www.sjcpl.org/localhistory/ Local & Family History Services] has books which can give you suggestions and techniques for carrying out and recording oral history. Try <i>[http://stjos.sjcpl.lib.in.us/search/tRecording+Your+Family+History%3A++A+Guide/trecording+your+family+history+a+guide/1%2C1%2C2%2CB/frameset&FF=trecording+your+family+history+a+guide+to+preserving+oral+history+with+videotape+audiotape+suggested+topics+and+questions+interview+techniques&1%2C%2C2 Recording Your Family History:  A Guide to Preserving Oral History ...]</i>, by William Fletcher or <i>[http://stjos.sjcpl.lib.in.us/search/?searchtype=t&searcharg=Keeping+Family+Stories+Alive%3A++A+Creative+Guide&SORT=D&SORT=R Keeping Family Stories Alive:  A Creative Guide to Taping Your Family Life & Lore]</i>, by Vera Rosenbluth.
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=== [[History-related Mysteries | Family & Local History-related Mysteries]] ===
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=== [[History-related Mysteries | Family & Local History-Related Mysteries]] ===
By Sara Allen
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[[Finding Living People | Click here to read this how-to article.]]
[[Finding Living People | Click here to read this how-to article.]]
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=== [[St. Joseph Co. Vital Records | Finding St. Joseph Co. Vital Records]] ===
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By Sara Allen
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[[St. Joseph Co. Vital Records | Click here to read this how-to article.]]
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=== [[St. Joseph Co. Genealogical Records | Finding St. Joseph Co. Genealogical Records]] ===
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By Sara Allen
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[[St. Joseph Co. Genealogical Records | Click here to read this how-to article.]]
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Last updated by:  [[User:Libby the Librarian | Libby Feil]], April 21, 2007
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[[About Local & Family History Services | Contact and find out more about Local & Family History Services]]<br />
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Created by: Libby Feil, October 2005<br />
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Last updated June 2, 2011<br />
[[Category:Hobbies]] [[Category:Genealogy & Local History]]
[[Category:Hobbies]] [[Category:Genealogy & Local History]]

Revision as of 16:24, 13 January 2012

Subscription Databases

St. Joseph County Links

Indiana Links

National Links

Contents

About Local & Family History Services

Help Sheets for Databases

Articles

Getting Started with Your Family History

By Libby Feil

Weddingphoto.jpg

Weddings and birthdays and burials, oh my! Writing down the dates and places of these important events is the first step in your family history journey. Start with yourself and your immediate family, listing all the places and dates you remember. When were you born? When did you get married? What about your parents? Make notes on all the family members you know, with their full names, their relationship to you, and their dates and places of birth, marriage, divorce, death, and burial. Don't forget important religious events like baptisms, bar and bat mitzvahs, and so on if you know them.


How can you keep track of all this information? You can find blank forms online that will help you get organized. Ancestral or pedigree charts let you record information about yourself and your ancestors (parents, grandparents, and so on). Family group sheets give you a place to record everything you find out about a particular family.


Once you have noted down everything you remember, the next step is to ask your relatives what THEY remember. You may want to try your hand at oral history. Local & Family History Services has books which can give you suggestions and techniques for carrying out and recording oral history. Try Recording Your Family History: A Guide to Preserving Oral History ..., by William Fletcher or Keeping Family Stories Alive: A Creative Guide to Taping Your Family Life & Lore, by Vera Rosenbluth.


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Now you have a lot of information about your family. You need to make sure that the information you have is correct, and you need to work backwards to find out information about more distant relatives. How do you go about this? You may want to use one of the Library's genealogy handbooks to help you map out a strategy. Try Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide to Family History and Genealogy, Celebrating the Family: the MyFamily.com Guide to Understanding Your Family History, or William Hartley's The Everything Family Tree Book: Finding, Charting, and Preserving Your Family History. And check back soon for more tips and ideas on continuing your genealogy journey!


Finding Birth Dates for Foreign-Born Relatives

By Libby Feil

Click here to read this how-to article.



Publishing Your Family History Book

By Libby Feil

Click here to read this how-to article.



Finding Birth Families

By Libby Feil

Click here to read this how-to article.



Family & Local History-Related Mysteries

By Sara Allen

Click here to read about these suggested titles.



Finding Living People

By Sara Allen

Click here to read this how-to article.



Finding St. Joseph Co. Vital Records

By Sara Allen

Click here to read this how-to article.



Finding St. Joseph Co. Genealogical Records

By Sara Allen

Click here to read this how-to article.



Contact and find out more about Local & Family History Services
Created by: Libby Feil, October 2005
Last updated June 2, 2011

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