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Utah Archives, Libraries, and Historical Societies

Utah Archives Utah State Archives City of Logan Archives Utah Libraries Family History Library Harold B. Lee Library – BYU J. Willard Marriott Library – Univ. Utah Logan Public Library Utah Societies Utah Genealogical Association Utah State Historical Society Mormon History Society Draper Historical Society Washington City Historical Society

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Using Town Reports in Genealogy Research

Beyond serving as a resource for tracing your family history, a town report offers a valuable snapshot of social history over a one-year period. It can provide substantial insights for genealogists, even when direct ancestors are not mentioned. Relatives or neighbors may be documented, and the report offers a unique window into the societal dynamics of the town you or your ancestor were a part of.

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Obtaining Veteran’s Records

National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) is one of the National Archives and Records Administration’s largest operations. They are a central repository of personnel-related records, both military and civil service. They  provide service to Government agencies, military veterans, former civilian Federal employees, family members, as well as researchers and historians. Access to Records by Veterans, Next-of-Kin,

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Native American Federally Recognized Tribes

Alabama Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama Arizona Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation Cocopah Tribe Fort McDowell Mohave-Apache Community of the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation Fort Mojave Indian Tribe of Arizona Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation Havasupai Tribe of the Havasupai Reservation Hopi

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Indian War Chronology 1614-1893

The Indian Wars comprised a series of smaller wars. Native Americans, diverse peoples with their own distinct tribal histories, were no more a single people than the Europeans. Living in societies organized in a variety of ways, Native Americans usually made decisions about war and peace at the local level, though they sometimes fought as

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How to Write and Manage a Genealogical Query

By Kathie M. Donahue, AG copyright 2009 When using Message Boards and Mailing Lists online, it’s important to understand that your readers need to know details about your research problem or question (query). Following are instructions for writing queries. If you follow these instructions, you will have greater and more appropriate responses to your queries.

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Free Source Summary

A source summary is a helpful way to be able to refer quickly to information you have found for a particular family and the sources of that information. Keep a separate source summary of information found for each family group chart. Download the source summary which you will be able to fill out on your

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Free Research Calendar

The research calendar gives an account of every record source you have searched and serves as a reminder of what you have already done and where you have found pertinent information.  Each Research Calendar has a place to record the family name, date and source you checked and the information you found. Download the Research

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Free On Line Census Forms

Census Extraction Forms are doubly valuable: not only do they allow researchers to see the format and column headings for various census years (especially if the schedules themselves are hard to read), they also provide a clean and convenient method for extracting and filing important information you find. If you are able to print out

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Free Genealogy Charts

In genealogy, there are some forms that are basic to the hobby and it is important that you become familiar with these forms early in your project. It is on these forms that you will record all of the pieces of information you gather. Genealogy charts have long been an easy method for those beginning

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Free Family Tree Chart

A blank family tree chart enables you to record the ancestors from whom you directly descend–those for whom you intend to compile a complete and correct family unit. It shows at a glance the progress you have made towards this goal and what remains to be done.  Some people also consider this to be called

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