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Find your Family History with Genealogy Records

You can’t find everything that exists in one place. There are several books and websites that give information on what they know. If you can’t find what you are looking for, it doesn’t mean it does not exist. Broaden your genealogy search efforts by trying different repositories. There are thousands of repositories to help with your genealogy. As you begin your research, you may want to start with a book like The Handybook for Genealogists by Everton Publishers. It can be found at most libraries and historical societies. It contains lots of hints for every county in the USA. If you don’t find what you are looking for, try different sources and different repositories. If you still can’t find anything, another idea is to share your issue with other genealogists to seek guidance on where you might look. Optionally, you can work with a professional genealogist.

Government Genealogy Documents

Government records are clues to finding your ancestors. Unfortunately, many have been burned in fires or destroyed over the years. Couple that with documents not being available because the information just wasn’t recorded makes it tough to find the historical data you are looking for. We have extracted information from The Handybook for Genealogists by Everton Publishers and from FamilySearch to come up with a list of sources that may be available for each state regarding birth, death, marriage, divorce, taxation, probate, and wills to help with your ancestry record search. Click on the link to find a list of USA census records that are available by state.

Documents and Records that may help Solve your Ancestors Puzzle:

Genealogy records help to provide genealogy information for relationships and events

Confirm Ancestors using these Types of Records:
Census, church documents, court, guardianship, land, marriage , obituaries, passenger lists, plat maps, probate records, naturalization, SS-5 form, tombstone, vital records, wills.

Uncover Marriage Date and Place with:
Bible records, census, church archives, guest book, marriage announcement, certificate or license, and newspapers.

Identify Place of Residence with these Documents:
Biographies, city directories, census, land and property, maps, marriage documentation, migration trails (minor and major routes), military, passports, probate, tax payers lists, voter registration, and wills.

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Records that May Provide Genealogy Information:
Government Documents: Government Documents:
Census Draft Registration
Court Records Military Records
Deeds Veterans Schedules
Probate Immigration:
Tax Entries Arrival/Immigration
Voter Registration Departure/Emigration
Will Passenger List
Religion: Passport
Baptism General:
Bar Mitzvah Criminal
Bat Mitzvah Hospital Reports
Bible Medical Information
Christening Educational
Church Archives Employment
Vital Information: Residence:
DNA Results Census
Birth Court Archives
Adoption Deeds
Birth Certificate Immigration
Census Draft Registration
Social Security SS-5 Immigration:
Drivers License Land Docs
Birth Announcement Naturalization
Marriage Passenger Lists
Annulment Tax Registers
Marriage Certificate Voting
Divorce Media:
Engagement/Marriage Announcement Books
Death GEDCOM or PAF File
Cemetery Journal Articles
Cremation Mailing Lists
Death Certificate Newsletter Articles
Death Index On-line Database
Mortuary On-Line Forum
Obituary On-line Images
Prayer/Memorial Card Other family Trees