- Research Outlines
We have digitized the FamilySearch Research Outlines and other related reference materials from the BYU Family History Library “Blue Binders.” These reference guides are organized geographically. Although they are now out of print, they still contain relevant information about record types, reference resources, and methodology for genealogy in various geographic areas.
The digital copies are in PDF form and have been annotated to help users make better use of the content. Resources that were available at the BYU Family History Library at the time that these were digitized are highlighted and additional notes about availability, such as film number or call number information, can be seen by hovering with the cursor over the highlighted text. Hyperlinks have been added that link to web sites or to other topics within the current document. (The availability of these resources at the BYU Family History Library may have changed since the time these were digitized.)
NOTE: Much of the content from these research outlines and other guides is now available in the FamilySearch Research Wiki, which may include more comprehensive and current information.