New York Record Selection Table

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This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for post-1800 research in the United States.  
 
This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for post-1800 research in the United States.  
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| align="left" | Age  
 
| align="left" | Age  
| align="left" | [[United States Census|Census]], [[United States Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[United States Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]  
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| align="left" | [[New York Census|Census]], [[New York Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[New York Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]  
| align="left" | [[United States Military Records|Military Records]], [[United States Taxation|Taxation]]
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| align="left" | [[New York Military Records|Military Records]], [[New York Taxation|Taxation]]
 
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| align="left" | Birth date  
 
| align="left" | Birth date  
| align="left" | [[United States Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[United States Church Records|Church Records]], [[United States Bible Records|Bible Records]]  
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| align="left" | [[New York Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[New York Church Records|Church Records]], [[New York Bible Records|Bible Records]]  
| align="left" | [[United States Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[United States Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[United States Census|Census]]
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| align="left" | [[New York Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[New York Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[United States Census|Census]]
 
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| align="left" | Birthplace  
 
| align="left" | Birthplace  
| align="left" | [[United States Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[United States Church Records|Church Records]], [[United States Census|Census]]  
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| align="left" | [[New York Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[New York Church Records|Church Records]], [[New York Census|Census]]  
 
| align="left" | [[United States Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[United States Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
| align="left" | [[United States Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[United States Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
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| align="left" | City or parish of foreign birth  
 
| align="left" | City or parish of foreign birth  
| align="left" | [[United States Church Records|Church Records]], [[United States Genealogy|Genealogy]], [[United States Biography|Biography]], [[United States Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[United States Societies|Societies]]  
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| align="left" | [[New York Church Records|Church Records]], [[New York Genealogy|Genealogy]], [[New York Biography|Biography]], [[New York Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[New York Societies|Societies]]  
| align="left" | [[United States Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[United States Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[United States History|History]], [[United States Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
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| align="left" | [[New York Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[New York Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[New York History|History]], [[New York Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
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| align="left" | Country of foreign birth  
 
| align="left" | Country of foreign birth  
| align="left" | [[United States Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[United States Census|Census]], [[United States Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[United States Church Records|Church Records]]  
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| align="left" | [[New York Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[United States Census|Census]], [[United States Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[United States Church Records|Church Records]]  
 
| align="left" | [[United States Military Records|Military Records]], [[United States Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[United States Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[United States Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
| align="left" | [[United States Military Records|Military Records]], [[United States Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[United States Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[United States Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
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| align="left" | Place (town) of residence when you know only the state  
 
| align="left" | Place (town) of residence when you know only the state  
 
| align="left" | [[United States Census|Census]] (indexed), [[United States Genealogy|Genealogy]], [[United States Military Records|Military Records]], [[United States Vital Records|Vital Records]], and other records with a statewide index, [[Soundex|Soundex]]  
 
| align="left" | [[United States Census|Census]] (indexed), [[United States Genealogy|Genealogy]], [[United States Military Records|Military Records]], [[United States Vital Records|Vital Records]], and other records with a statewide index, [[Soundex|Soundex]]  
| align="left" | [[United States Biography|Biography]], [[United States Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[United States History|History]], [[United States Directories|Directories]], [[United States Societies|Societies]], [[United States Taxation|Taxation]]
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| align="left" | [[United States Biography|Biography]], [[United States Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[United States History|History]], [[United States Directories|Directories]], [[United States Societies|Societies]], [[New York Taxation|Taxation]]
 
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| align="left" | Places family has lived  
 
| align="left" | Places family has lived  
| align="left" | [[United States Census|Census]], [[United States Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[United States History|History]], [[United States Directories|Directories]]  
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| align="left" | [[New York Census|Census]], [[New York Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[New York History|History]], [[New York Directories|Directories]]  
| align="left" | [[United States Military Records|Military Records]], [[United States Taxation|Taxation]], [[United States Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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| align="left" | [[New York Military Records|Military Records]], [[New York Taxation|Taxation]], [[New York Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
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| align="left" | Previous research (compiled genealogy)  
 
| align="left" | Previous research (compiled genealogy)  
| align="left" | [[United States Genealogy|Genealogy]], [[United States Periodicals|Periodicals]], [[United States Societies|Societies]]  
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| align="left" | [[New York Genealogy|Genealogy]], [[United States Periodicals|Periodicals]], [[United States Societies|Societies]]  
| align="left" | [[United States History|History]], [[United States Biography|Biography]]
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| align="left" | [[United States History|History]], [[United StatesBiography|Biography]]
 
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| align="left" | Record-finding aids  
 
| align="left" | Record-finding aids  
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Revision as of 00:14, 8 February 2013

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This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for post-1800 research in the United States.

1. In column 1 find the goal you selected.

2. In column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.

3. In column 3 find additional record types that may be useful.

4. Then look for the record type you need in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog.

Note: Records of previous research (Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals, but are not listed unless they are especially helpful.

1. If You Need  2. Look First In 3. Then Search
Age Census, Vital Records, Cemeteries Military Records, Taxation
Birth date Vital Records, Church Records, Bible Records Cemeteries, Obituaries, Census
Birthplace Vital Records, Church Records, Census Newspapers, Obituaries
City or parish of foreign birth Church Records, Genealogy, Biography, Naturalization and Citizenship, Societies Vital Records, Obituaries, History, Emigration and Immigration
Country of foreign birth Emigration and Immigration, Census, Naturalization and Citizenship, Church Records Military Records, Vital Records, Newspapers, Obituaries
County origins and boundaries History, Maps, Historical Geography Gazetteers
Death Vital Records, Cemeteries, Probate Records, Church Records, Obituaries, Societies Newspapers, Bible Records, Military Records, Town Records
Ethnicity Minorities, American Indians, Societies Church Records, Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Periodicals
Historical background History, Periodicals Minorities
Immigration date Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Genealogy, Societies Census, Newspapers, Biography
Living relatives (and adoptions) Genealogy, Directories, Court Records, Obituaries, Internet, Adoptions Census, Biography, Societies, Church Records, Probate Records
Maiden name Vital Records, Church Records, Newspapers, Bible Records Cemeteries, Military Records, Probate Records, Obituaries
Marriage Vital Records, Church Records, Census, Newspapers, Bible Records, Town Records Cemeteries, Military Records, Probate Records, Naturalization and Citizenship, Land and Property
Occupation Census, Directories, Emigration and Immigration Newspapers, Court Records, Biography
Parents, children, and other family members Vital Records, Church Records, Census, Phone Disc, Probate Records, Obituaries, Genealogy Bible Records, Newspapers, Emigration and Immigration, Adoptions
Physical description Military Records, Biography Naturalization and Citizenship, Vital Records, Emigration and Immigration, Genealogy
Place-finding aids Gazetteers, Maps, Historical Geography History, Periodicals
Place (town) of residence when you know only the state Census (indexed), Genealogy, Military Records, Vital Records, and other records with a statewide index, Soundex Biography, Probate Records, History, Directories, Societies, Taxation
Places family has lived Census, Land and Property, History, Directories Military Records, Taxation, Obituaries
Previous research (compiled genealogy) Genealogy, Periodicals, Societies History, Biography
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries, Societies Periodicals
Religion Church Records, History, Biography Bible Records, Cemeteries, Genealogy
Social activities History, Biography Newspapers, Societies Town Records, Court Records, Cemeteries, Directories, Obituaries