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Research Outlines (pdf)

Overview:  How To Use Research Outlines (Blue Binders)

The online Research Outlines (Blue Binders) provide access to genealogical resources in the BYU Family History Library (BYU FHL), part of the Harold B. Lee Library (HBLL), by providing links to the internet resources, and pop-ups with film and call numbers.  The outlines contain the same information as the printed blue binders in the reference area at the BYU FHL.

Links:

Links are underlined in blue.  Clicking a link leads to another topic in the current document, or to a web page.

Highlights:

Highlighted words and numbers refer to resources available at the BYU FHL, in the HBLL.  A popup shows film availability and call numbers when the cursor is placed over a highlight.

NOTE: The Family Search Wiki is rewriting the Research Outlines which will no longer appear in print. Use the Research Wiki for the latest in research instruction.

Link to Family Search Wiki.

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Important Links

Films

FHL Films and Fiche at BYU

Scanner Reservations

Scanner Reservations

FamilySearch

FamilySearch*

Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com
(BYU campus)

Find My Past

Find My Past
(BYU Library)

Mormon Migration

Mormon Migration

HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest Online
(BYU access)

County Histories

County Histories
(BYU access)

Fold3.com

Fold3
(BYU access)

WorldVitalRecords.com

Sanborn Maps
(BYU access)

HistoryGeo

HistoryGeo
(BYU access)

Gateway to North America

Gateway to North America
(BYU access)

"BYU access" means that the item is accessible on BYU campus or remotely for logged-in BYU students and faculty. If labeled “BYU campus” then it is available anywhere on BYU campus, but not remotely. "BYU Library" indicates that you may only access the resource while physically at the BYU Library. (If you have a personal account with any of these sites, you can access them anywhere. If so, it is best to access them directly rather than using these links.)

*FamilySearch is accessiable anywhere on the Internet, but many of the images (ca. 25-30%) require viewing at a FamilySearch family history center. BYU Library is also designated as a family history center allowing access to these images.