New York Record Selection Table

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''[[New York]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New_York_Record_Selection_Table]]''  
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''[[New York]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New York Record Selection Table]]''  
  
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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This table can help you decide which records to search.  
  
 
1. In column 1 find the goal you selected.  
 
1. In column 1 find the goal you selected.  
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| align="left" | Birth date  
 
| align="left" | Birth date  
 
| align="left" | [[New York Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[New York Church Records|Church Records]], [[New York Bible Records|Bible Records]]  
 
| align="left" | [[New York Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[New York Church Records|Church Records]], [[New York Bible Records|Bible Records]]  
| align="left" | [[New York Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[New York Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[United States Census|Census]]
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| align="left" | [[New York Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[New York Newspapers|Obituaries]], [[New York Census|Census]]
 
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| align="left" | Birthplace  
 
| align="left" | Birthplace  
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| align="left" | City or parish of foreign birth  
 
| align="left" | City or parish of foreign birth  
 
| 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" | [[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" | [[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" | [[New York Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[New York Newspapers|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" | [[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]]  
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| align="left" | [[New York Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[New York Census|Census]], [[United States Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[New York Church Records|Church Records]]  
| align="left" | [[United States Military Records|Military Records]], [[United States Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[United States Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[New York Newspapers|Obituaries]]
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| align="left" | [[New York Military Records|Military Records]], [[New York Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[New York Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[New York Newspapers|Obituaries]]
 
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| align="left" | County origins and boundaries  
 
| align="left" | County origins and boundaries  
| align="left" | [[United States History|History]], [[United States Maps|Maps]], [[United States Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]  
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| align="left" | [[New York History|History]], [[New York Maps|Maps]], [[United States Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]  
| align="left" | [[United States Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
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| align="left" | [[New York Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
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| align="left" | Death  
 
| align="left" | Death  
| align="left" | [[United States Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[United States Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[United States Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[United States Church Records|Church Records]], [[New York Newspapers|Obituaries]], [[United States Societies|Societies]]  
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| align="left" | [[New York Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[New York Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[New York Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[New York Church Records|Church Records]], [[New York Newspapers|Obituaries]], [[New York Societies|Societies]]  
| align="left" | [[United States Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[United States Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[United States Military Records|Military Records]], [[United States Town Records|Town Records]]
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| align="left" | [[New York Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[New York Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[New York Military Records|Military Records]], [[United States Town Records|Town Records]]
 
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| align="left" | Ethnicity  
 
| align="left" | Ethnicity  
| align="left" | [[United States Minorities|Minorities]], [[Indians of the United States and Their Records|American Indians]], [[United States Societies|Societies]]  
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| align="left" | [[United States Minorities|Minorities]], [[Indians of the United States and Their Records|American Indians]], [[New York Societies|Societies]]  
| align="left" | [[United States Church Records|Church Records]], [[United States Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[United States Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[United States Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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| align="left" | [[New York Church Records|Church Records]], [[New York Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[United States Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[New York Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
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| align="left" | Historical background  
 
| align="left" | Historical background  
| align="left" | [[United States History|History]], [[United States Periodicals|Periodicals]]  
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| align="left" | [[New York History|History]], [[New York Periodicals|Periodicals]]  
 
| align="left" | [[United States Minorities|Minorities]]
 
| align="left" | [[United States Minorities|Minorities]]
 
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| align="left" | Parents, children, and other family members  
 
| align="left" | Parents, children, and other family members  
| align="left" | [[New York Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[New York Church Records|Church Records]], [[New York Census|Census]], Phone Disc, [[New York Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[New York Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[New York Genealogy|Genealogy]]  
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| align="left" | [[New York Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[New York Church Records|Church Records]], [[New York Census|Census]], Phone Disc, [[New York Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[New York Newspapers|Obituaries]], [[New York Genealogy|Genealogy]]  
 
| align="left" | [[New York Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[New York Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[New York Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[Adoption Research|Adoptions]]
 
| align="left" | [[New York Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[New York Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[New York Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[Adoption Research|Adoptions]]
 
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| align="left" | Places family has lived  
 
| align="left" | Places family has lived  
 
| align="left" | [[New York Census|Census]], [[New York Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[New York History|History]], [[New York Directories|Directories]]  
 
| align="left" | [[New York Census|Census]], [[New York Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[New York History|History]], [[New York Directories|Directories]]  
| align="left" | [[New York Military Records|Military Records]], [[New York Taxation|Taxation]], [[New York Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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| align="left" | [[New York Military Records|Military Records]], [[New York Taxation|Taxation]], [[New York Newspapers|Obituaries]]
 
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| align="left" | Previous research (compiled genealogy)  
 
| align="left" | Previous research (compiled genealogy)  
| align="left" | [[New York Genealogy|Genealogy]], [[New York Periodicals|Periodicals]], [New York Societies|Societies]]  
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| align="left" | [[New York Genealogy|Genealogy]], [[New York Periodicals|Periodicals]], [[New York Societies|Societies]]  
| align="left" | [[United States History|History]], [[United StatesBiography|Biography]]
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| align="left" | [[New York History|History]], [[New York Biography|Biography]]
 
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| align="left" | Record-finding aids  
 
| align="left" | Record-finding aids  

Revision as of 01:09, 8 February 2013

New York Gotoarrow.png New York Record Selection Table

This table can help you decide which records to search.

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