NAUVOO UNIVERSITY FAMILY HISTORY CLASS
Class 07 -- WHAT'S AVAILABLE AT THE NAUVOO FAMILY HISTORY CENTER
©2009 by Donald R. Snow
This page last updated 2009-10-29.
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REVIEW AND INTRODUCTION
REVIEW OF US CENSUSES
- Instructors are Donald R. and Diane M. Snow ( firstname.lastname@example.org
and email@example.com ) of Provo and St. George,
Utah, and Nauvoo, Illinois.
- This page with active Internet links is posted on the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group website http://uvtagg.org under Class Outlines , Don's Listings , Nauvoo University.
- New FH class series - Family History Update Series - Thursday evenings, 7-8:30 PM, Nauvoo University -- free and open to the public -- first class 5 Nov on GENEALOGY A LA GOOGLE
- Spiritual thought
THE NAUVOO FAMILY HISTORY CENTER
- Why censuses are important, where to find them, and how to use them
- On http://www.familysearch.org under Search Records > Advanced Search and Record Search Pilot
- All US Census images and many indices are on HeritageQuest Online - accessible from home with a local public library card, e.g. a Nauvoo Public Library card validated at the Quincy Public Library
- Location -- north side of Nauvoo LDS Chapel, has outside entrance
- Hours -- M 9-11:30, T 9-12 & 3-6, W 9-12 & 3-8, Th 9-12 & 3-8, F 9-12, Sa 9-11:30
- Reference books and articles
- A few databases available at the Nauvoo FHC -- some are commercial, but free at FHC's
- http://worldvitalrecords.com/ -- has US and World components; includes censuses and vital records; adding more records regularly
- http://www.footnote.com/ -- primarily US historical, military, government, and genealogy records
- Ancestral File (DOS) -- data submitted by patrons; DOS version is only available at FHC's and has much more data that the online AF version; online version at http://www.familysearch.org leaves out "livings" and all temple data, due to privacy laws
- Nauvoo Databank -- large Folio text file of LDS history and family history from 1830 to about 1900; great resource if you have LDS ancestors or are interested in LDS history; only available at a few FHC's -- will discuss in a later class
- Mormon Immigration Index -- LDS immigrants through about 1892; includes reports, letters, and journals of people with that immigrant company; also available for purchase on CD from LDS Distribution Centers
- Field trip to Nauvoo FHC
- Check the Ancestral File at the FHC for a few of your ancestors, whether LDS or not. The old DOS version of AF is only at FHC's and includes more data than the online AF version at http://www.familysearch.org , e.g. DOS version includes [Livings] and may include temple work done, etc. Download a GEDCOM to check out further, if you find any interesting data.
- Check the Mormon Immigration Index at the FHC for a few of your ancestral surnames, whether LDS or not, and see what the MII database contains and how the data is stored. Download the data, if you find anything helpful.
- Choose one or two of the other FHC databases and check them for a few of your ancestors. Download or print-screen the data that you find or make yourself a note to do so later.
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