Research Tactics

Research Tactics

Taught by Sidney Wells & Anitra Whittle

Rigorous 10-week course teaching how to lay a foundation for a family history project. It includes organization, census, vital records, land, probate, military, and immigration. Experience using a computer and FamilySearch are required.

10 Session Class

January 19, 2023 at 7 PM

January 26, 2023 at 7 PM

February 2, 2023 at 7 PM

February 9, 2023 at 7 PM

February 16, 2023 at 7 PM

February 23, 2023 at 7 PM

March 2, 2023 at 7 PM

March 9, 2023 at 7 PM

March 16, 2023 at 7 PM

March 23, 2023 at 7 PM

This class is held in the Training Room

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Class Summary


This course weaves together training on:

  1. Managing your Research Project
  2. Organization
  3. FamilyTree
  4. Research using the Internet, the FamilySearch Center, the FamilySearch Library, local and home sources
  5. Sourcing - Family History without documentation is mythology
  6. Going from the Known to the Unknown; Home records; What Others Have Done; Censuses and Directories; Vital Records; Land, Probated and Court Records; Military; Immigration; and Great Treasures in Hidden Places
  7. Submitting qualified individuals for temple ordinances

Prerequisites for the Research Tactics Program include:

  1. Own a computer and be comfortable using the keyboard and mouse.
  2. Be connected to the Internet, know how to use a browser and E-Mail.
  3. Have some experience in working with family history.

(All skills listed above are taught in our regular classes)

Please do not sign up if you know you will miss more than two weeks. In our  training room we now have room for 16.

This program is designed to prepare people to do their own family history more effectively. Those who complete the program may wish to serve in the Family History center or as Ward Consultants. However, taking the training does not obligate a person to serve.


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