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Getting Started
Records at Risk
Family
Compiled
Technology
Vital
Religious
Cemetery
Census
Military
Newspapers
Probate
Immigration
Writing a
Family History

Key Web Links
Glossary

Resources
Products
Online Courses
Maps

Tools
Online Search
Helpful Tips
Resource Guide
Teacher's Guide
Free Charts
Maps


The companion web site to the PBS family history and genealogy television series.

 

Beginning Your Search

Vital, census, military records? What do they all mean? Let us walk you through an explanation of the types of records by exploring each of the major genealogy records in-depth.

In addition, our list of links may help you identify some starting points.

If all those genealogy terms confuse you, stop by our glossary.

Ancestors Research
Ancestors Research User-Submitted Tips & Tricks
Add the best genealogical tips and tricks to your search arsenal. Submitted by genealogists from the around the globe, tips cover everything from tailoring records searches to organization. Check out this month's top submissions.
   
Ancestors Pieces of History State-By-State Resource Guide
A state-by-state directory of genealogical societies, libraries, and historical societies to help aid you in your search. This directory will help point you in the right geographical direction in your search.
   

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About the Series
Episode Descriptions
The First Series
FAQ
Links Seen on TV
Media Kit
Survey
Components
Behind the Scenes
Link to Ancestors
Episode Experts

Ancestors Teachers Guide

BYU Online Courses

Additional funding for the Ancestors project provided by the George S. and Delores Doré Eccles Foundation and U.S. Bank.

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The Ancestors Instructional Media Project developed by BYU Broadcasting in cooperation with Wisteria Pictures.

Additional online searching can be done at familysearch.org.

 

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