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| width="60%" style="vertical-align: top;" colspan="2" | Did you know that there are '''links to online databases and indexes''' that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records?
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| width="60%" style="vertical-align: top;" colspan="2" | Improve your research skills by using an easy-to-do check list. The first skill that will improve your research is all about '''taking and keeping better notes'''.  
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| width="60%" style="vertical-align: top;" colspan="2" | The '''Welsh Diaspora''' consists of '''Welsh emigrants''' and their '''descendants''' in countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, England and continental Europe. '''More information, citations and documentation''' are needed.  
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Netherlands Societies
The foremost genealogical society in the Netherlands is: The Central Bureau for Genealogy (CBG) (Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie).



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Sexton Records
Question: What is a Sexton?

Ans.: The person, or the office of the person, who is in charge of a cemetery.



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Help us improve and expand the wiki.

Help the wiki grow by adding, expanding, and refining articles. Regardless of your level of research and writing expertise, there's a place for you.

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Beginners Grin and Dare It
Question: To whom would one write to obtain vital records?

Ans.: National Center for Health Statistics, 3311 Toledo Rd., Room 5419, Hyattsville, Md. 20782





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