Have you ever found yourself at a complete loss on how and where to start a search? Do you know how to find information on a person who died in a penal colony in Tasmania? Sounds bizarre, but that was what I faced with the very first patron I helped in the BYU Family History Library! So...what to do? Well, head over to the FamilySearch Wiki, of course! It is a great place to start and the pages are very informative! If you don't believe me, check it out yourself! By the way, two hours after my first patron walked in with his question, he walked out with info to further his search and get the information that he desired.
The BYU Family Historywebsite has many resources to choose from... whether you live across the street or on the other side of the world.