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This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for research from 1800 to the present.

Step 1. Choose an ancestor you would like to know more about. What new information would you like to learn about that person?

Step 2. Look at the Record Selection Table below. It will tell you which are the best types of records for that information.
> In column 1 find the goal you selected.
> In column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.

Step 3. Read the FamilySearch Wiki articles about those types of records.

Step 4. Look in the FamilySearch Catalog and choose a specific record to search.

Step 5. Search the records.
> If you do not find the information you need, return to column 3 and try those records. <br>

1. If You Need 2. Look First In 3. Then Search
Age Civil Registration, Church Records, Emigration and Immigration, Convict Records Census, Cemeteries, Newspapers, Military Records, Occupations, Naturalization and Citizenship, Medical Records, School Records
Birth date Civil Registration, Church Records, School Records Biography, Newspapers, Military Records, Occupations, Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Cemeteries, Obituaries
Birthplace Civil Registration, Church Records Biography, Obituaries, Newspapers, Military Records, Occupations, Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Medical Records, Convict Records, Cemeteries
Children Civil Registration, Church Records, Biography, Genealogy, Emigration and Immigration Newspapers, Obituaries, Probate Records, School Records, Court Records
Convict Records Convict Records, Correctional Institutions, Emigration and Immigration, Census, Public Records Court Records
Death Civil Registration, Church Records, Newspapers, Cemeteries, Obituaries Probate Records, Court Records, Land and Property, Military Records, Biography, Genealogy, Correctional Institutions, Convict Records, Medical Records
Divorce Divorce records Newspapers, Biography, Genealogy
Ethnicity Native Races, Minorities
Family members Church Records, Civil Registration, Biography, Genealogy, Emigration and Immigration Newspapers, Probate Records, Obituaries, School Records, Court Records
Historical background History, Historical Geography Church History
Immigration date Correctional Institutions, Naturalization and Citizenship, Emigration and Immigration, Convict Records Biography, Census, Medical Records, School Records
Living relatives Directories, Civil Registration Societies, Newspapers, Periodicals, Genealogy, Probate Records, Voter Registers, Land and Property
Maiden name Civil Registration, Church Records, Convict Records Obituaries, Newspapers, Cemeteries, Biography, Genealogy, Naturalization and Citizenship, Land and Property, Occupations
Marriage Church Records, Civil Registration, Convict Records Newspapers, Biography, Genealogy, Periodicals, Cemeteries, Court Records, Convict Records
Occupation Church Records, Directories, Civil Registration, Occupations, Probate Records, Convict Records Court records, Newspapers, Emigration and Immigration, Obituaries, School Records
Parents Church Records, Civil Registration, Biography, Genealogy, Emigration and Immigration Newspapers, Probate Records, Obituaries, School Records, Court Records
Physical description Military Records, Court Records, Correctional Institutions, Convict Records Newspapers, Biography
Place-finding aids Gazetteers, Directories, Maps History, Land and Property, Periodicals
Place of residence Convict Records, Church Records, Directories, Civil Registration, Voting Registers Land and Property, Probate Records, Newspapers, Taxation
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries, Genealogy Societies, Periodicals
Religion Church records, Biography, Civil Registration Cemeteries, Genealogy, History, Newspapers, Obituaries, Probate Records
Town, district, and state origins and boundaries Gazetteers, Maps History, Historical Geography

 

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