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This table helps you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for research, 1850 and later.

  1. In column 1, find the category closest to your research goal.
  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. Click the record type you chose. It explains what the records might tell you, how to search them, and how to find the records in the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog or in WorldCat.

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
Adoptions Court Records, Birth, Marriage and Death Records, Guardianship Probate Records, Church Records, Census
Age Census, Cemeteries, Obituaries, Birth, Marriage and Death Records Naturalization and Citizenship, Military Records, Church Records, Bible Records
Birth date Birth, Marriage and Death Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Cemeteries Church Records, Bible Records, Census, Military Records
Birth place Birth, Marriage and Death Records, Church Records, Newspapers, Obituaries Census, Military Records, Cemeteries, Biography
Children Census, Probate Records, Newspapers, Obituaries Birth, Marriage and Death Records, Guardianship, Church Records, Bible Records
County boundaries and origins Maps, Gazetteers History
Country of foreign birth Census, Naturalization and Citizenship, Birth, Marriage and Death Records, Newspapers Biography, History, Obituaries Emigration and Immigration
Death information Birth, Marriage and Death Records, Cemeteries, Obituaries, Probate Records Military Records, Church Records, Bible Records, Land and Property
Divorce Divorce Records, Birth, Marriage and Death Records, Court Records, Newspapers Census, Obituaries
Emigration Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Newspapers Biography, History, Minorities, Societies
Ethnic background African Americans, American Indians, Native Races, Minorities, Emigration and Immigration Naturalization and Citizenship, Societies, Church Records, Periodicals, Census
Historical background History, Periodicals, Gazetteers Maps, Land and Property
Immigration date Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Court Records, Biography, History
Living relatives Newspapers, Obituaries, Probate Records, Directories Court Records, Census
Maiden name
Strategy
Birth, Marriage and Death Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Probate Records

Check these records for her children and her spouse(s), since those records may also reveal her maiden name

Church Records, Military Records, Cemeteries
Marriage information Birth, Marriage and Death Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Census Probate Records, Church Records, Military Records
Migration to/from Arkansas Emigration and Immigration, Migration, Census, Biography History, Land and Property, Military Records
Naturalization Naturalization and Citizenship, Census Court Records, Biography, History
Occupations Occupations, Census, Directories Newspapers, Obituaries, Biography, History, Emigration and Immigration
Other family members Census, Newspapers, Obituaries, Probate Records Birth, Marriage and Death Records, Church Records, Bible Records
Parents Birth, Marriage and Death Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Census Probate Records, Church Records, Societies
Physical description Military Records, Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship Biography, History
Place-finding aids Maps, Gazetteers, History Periodicals, Archives and Libraries
Places of previous residence Census, Military Records, Newspapers, Obituaries Land and Property, Naturalization and Citizenship, Emigration and Immigration, Public Records
Place of residence when you know only the state Census, Birth, Marriage and Death Records, Military Records Naturalization and Citizenship
Previous Research Genealogy, Biography, Periodicals, Societies History, Archives and Libraries
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries, Church Records, Periodicals Societies, For Further Reading
Religion Church Records, Birth, Marriage and Death Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Biography History, Cemeteries, Directories
Social activities Societies, Newspapers, Obituaries, Biography History, Cemeteries, Directories

 

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