“New Family History Research Outlines Available for U.S.” Ensign, Apr. 1989, 77
The Church’s Family History Library has recently published a series of reference outlines to help with family history research in the United States.
There is a reference outline booklet for the country as a whole, for Washington, D.C., and for each of the states except New York, which is not yet completed.
The outlines cover twenty-six categories that can provide information about ancestors, ranging from archives and libraries through naturalization, citizenship, and vital records.
The United States Research Outline is a 52-page guide to U.S. sources. It focuses in particular on federal records.
The state and Washington, D.C., booklets, eight to twenty pages in length, review the following facts and sources: (1) what records exist; (2) who has the original records; (3) whether a statewide or districtwide index exists; (4) whether the Family History Library has copies; and (5) how to find the records listed in the Family History Library catalog.
Single copies may be purchased through the Correspondence Unit, Family History Library, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150. The United States Research Outline costs $. 75. State outlines may be ordered in sets of four for $1.00. A complete set of the United States Research Outline, the District of Columbia Research Outline, and the forty-nine available state outlines is $12.50.