Wednesday, April 19, 2006

LDS Research Guides - A Great Resource

Some of the most helpful, and least known, resources for finding records in states and countries are Research Guides compiled and published by the LDS church. I rely on these guides to help me find records.

About 75 Research Guides were recently purchased from the San Diego Family History Center for the Chula Vista Genealogical Society. The guides obtained included:

• All 50 States plus DC
• 5 Canadian Provinces (Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia)
• 11 European countries (England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway)
• 4 North American countries (USA, Canada, Mexico, Latin America)
• African-American Research, Native-American Research, Jewish Genealogy
• Tracing Immigrant Origins, US Military Records

The guides are in Notebooks and are stored in the CVGS file cabinet drawers at the Chula Vista Library in the Genealogy section. You can read them and/or copy them at your leisure. You can purchase your own copy at the San Diego Family History Center in Mission Valley for a nominal fee (most are $2.50). You can read them and download them at the LDS web site, Research Guides

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