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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]  [[Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]  [[Alabama_Record_Selection_Table|Record Selection Table]]''
  
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This record selection table was created before the year 2000 with the intent of guiding research according to record availability for the specific locality at the time.
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This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for post-1850 research.
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#In column 1 find the category closest to your research goal.
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#In column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.
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#In column 3 find additional record types that may be useful.
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#Look in the section of these Wiki pages that corresponds to 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 [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]]. Some records are not at the library.
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'''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.
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| Adoptions  
 
| Adoptions  
| Court Records, Vital Records  
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| [[Alabama Court Records|Court Records]], [[Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records|Vital Records]]
| Probate Records, Census, Obituaries
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| [[Alabama Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Alabama Census|Census]], [[Alabama Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
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| Age  
 
| Age  
| Census, Cemeteries, Obituaries  
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| [[Alabama Census|Census]], [[Alabama Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Alabama Obituaries|Obituaries]]
| Vital Records, Military Records, Bible Records
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| [[Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records|Vital Records]], [[Alabama Military Records|Military Records]], [[Alabama Bible Records|Bible Records]]
 
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| Birth date  
 
| Birth date  
| Vital Records, Obituaries, Cemeteries  
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| [[Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records|Vital Records]], [[Alabama Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Alabama Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
| Church Records, Bible Records, Military Records
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| [[Alabama Church Records|Church Records]], [[Alabama Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[Alabama Military Records|Military Records]]
 
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| Birthplace  
 
| Birthplace  
| Vital Records, Church Records, Obituaries  
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| [[Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records|Vital Records]], [[Alabama Church Records|Church Records]], [[Alabama Obituaries|Obituaries]]
| Census, Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship
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| [[Alabama Census|Census]], [[Alabama Military Records|Military Records]], [[Alabama Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
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|-
 
| Boundaries and origins  
 
| Boundaries and origins  
| Maps, Gazetteers  
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| [[Alabama Maps|Maps]], [[Alabama Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
| History
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| [[Alabama History|History]]
 
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| Children  
 
| Children  
| Census, Probate Records, Obituaries  
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| [[Alabama Census|Census]], [[Alabama Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Alabama Obituaries|Obituaries]]
| Vital Records, Church Records
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| [[Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records|Vital Records]], [[Alabama Church Records|Church Records]]
 
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|-
 
| City or parish of foreign birth  
 
| City or parish of foreign birth  
| Vital Records, Obituaries, Biography  
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| [[Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records|Vital Records]], [[Alabama Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Alabama Biography|Biography]]
| History, Naturalization and Citizenship, Church Records
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| [[Alabama History|History]], [[Alabama Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Alabama Church Records|Church Records]]
 
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|-
 
| Country of foreign birth  
 
| Country of foreign birth  
| Census, Naturalization and Citizenship, Vital Records  
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| [[Alabama Census|Census]], [[Alabama Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records|Vital Records]]
| Biography, Minorities, Obituaries
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| [[Alabama Biography|Biography]], [[Alabama Minorities|Minorities]], [[Alabama Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
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|-
 
| Death information  
 
| Death information  
| Vital Records, Cemeteries, Obituaries  
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| [[Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records|Vital Records]], [[Alabama Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Alabama Obituaries|Obituaries]]
| Probate Records, Church Records, Bible Records
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| [[Alabama Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Alabama Church Records|Church Records]], [[Alabama Bible Records|Bible Records]]
 
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|-
 
| Divorce  
 
| Divorce  
| Divorce Records, Vital Records, Court Records  
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| [[Alabama Divorce Records|Divorce Records]], [[Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records|Vital Records]], [[Alabama Court Records|Court Records]]
| Newspapers, Census
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| [[Alabama Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[Alabama Census|Census]]
 
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|-
 
| Emigration information  
 
| Emigration information  
| Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census  
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| [[Alabama Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[Alabama Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Alabama Census|Census]]
| Biography, History, Obituaries
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| [[Alabama Biography|Biography]], [[Alabama History|History]], [[Alabama Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
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|-
 
| Ethnic background  
 
| Ethnic background  
| Native Races, Minorities, Emigration and Immigration  
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| [[Alabama Native Races|Native Races]], [[Alabama Minorities|Minorities]], [[Alabama Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
| Census, Obituaries, Naturalization and Citizenship
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| [[Alabama Census|Census]], [[Alabama Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Alabama Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Historical background  
 
| Historical background  
| History, Periodicals, Gazetteers  
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| [[Alabama History|History]], [[Alabama Periodicals|Periodicals]], [[Alabama Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
| Maps, Church Records
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| [[Alabama Maps|Maps]], [[Alabama Church Records|Church Records]]
 
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|-
 
| Immigration date  
 
| Immigration date  
| Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census  
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| [[Alabama Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[Alabama Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Alabama Census|Census]]
| Obituaries, Biography, History
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| [[Alabama Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Alabama Biography|Biography]], [[Alabama History|History]]
 
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| Living relatives  
 
| Living relatives  
| Obituaries, Probate Records, Directories  
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| [[Alabama Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Alabama Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Alabama Directories|Directories]]
| Court Records
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| [[Alabama Court Records|Court Records]]
 
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|-
 
| Maiden name  
 
| Maiden name  
| Vital Records, Church Records  
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| [[Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records|Vital Records]], [[Alabama Church Records|Church Records]]
| Probate Records, Military Records, Obituaries
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| [[Alabama Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Alabama Military Records|Military Records]], [[Alabama Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Marriage information  
 
| Marriage information  
| Vital Records, Bible Records  
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| [[Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records|Vital Records]], [[Alabama Bible Records|Bible Records]]
| Obituaries, Probate Records, Military Records
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| [[Alabama Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Alabama Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Alabama Military Records|Military Records]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Migration information  
 
| Migration information  
| Emigration and Immigration, Census, Biography  
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| [[Alabama Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[Alabama Census|Census]], [[Alabama Biography|Biography]]
| History, Land and Property, Maps
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| [[Alabama History|History]], [[Alabama Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[Alabama Maps|Maps]]
 
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| Naturalization  
 
| Naturalization  
| Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Court Records  
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| [[Alabama Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Alabama Census|Census]], [[Alabama Court Records|Court Records]]
| Voting Registers, Biography, Periodicals
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| [[Alabama Voting Registers|Voting Registers]], [[Alabama Biography|Biography]], [[Alabama Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
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| Occupations  
 
| Occupations  
| Census, Directories, Obituaries  
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| [[Alabama Census|Census]], [[Alabama Directories|Directories]], [[Alabama Obituaries|Obituaries]]
| Land and Property, Biography, History, Probate Records
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| [[Alabama Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[Alabama Biography|Biography]], [[Alabama History|History]], [[Alabama Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
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| Other family members  
 
| Other family members  
| Census, Obituaries, Probate Records  
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| [[Alabama Census|Census]], [[Alabama Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Alabama Probate Records|Probate Records]]
| Vital Records, Church Records
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| [[Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records|Vital Records]], [[Alabama Church Records|Church Records]]
 
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| Parents  
 
| Parents  
| Vital Records, Obituaries, Census  
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| [[Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records|Vital Records]], [[Alabama Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Alabama Census|Census]]
| Church Records, Biography
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| [[Alabama Church Records|Church Records]], [[Alabama Biography|Biography]]
 
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| Physical description  
 
| Physical description  
| Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship, Emigration and Immigration  
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| [[Alabama Military Records|Military Records]], [[Alabama Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Alabama Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
| Biography, History
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| [[Alabama Biography|Biography]], [[Alabama History|History]]
 
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| Place-finding aids  
 
| Place-finding aids  
| Maps, Gazetteers, History  
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| [[Alabama Maps|Maps]], [[Alabama Gazetteers|Gazetteers]], [[Alabama History|History]]
| Periodicals, Archives and Libraries
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| [[Alabama Periodicals|Periodicals]], [[Alabama Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
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| Places of residence  
 
| Places of residence  
| Census, Military Records, Obituaries, Vital Records, Church Records  
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| [[Alabama Census|Census]], [[Alabama Military Records|Military Records]], [[Alabama Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records|Vital Records]], [[Alabama Church Records|Church Records]]
| Land and Property, Taxation, Voting Registers
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| [[Alabama Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[Alabama Taxation|Taxation]], [[Alabama Voting Registers|Voting Registers]]
 
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| Place of residence when you know only the state  
 
| Place of residence when you know only the state  
| Census, Vital Records, Military Records  
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| [[Alabama Census|Census]], [[Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records|Vital Records]], [[Alabama Military Records|Military Records]]
| Land and Property, Obituaries, History
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| [[Alabama Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[Alabama Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Alabama History|History]]
 
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| Previous research  
 
| Previous research  
| Genealogy, Biography, Periodicals  
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| [[Alabama Genealogy|Genealogy]], [[Alabama Biography|Biography]], [[Alabama Periodicals|Periodicals]]
| Societies, History, Archives and Libraries
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| [[Alabama Societies|Societies]], [[Alabama History|History]], [[Alabama Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
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| Record-finding aids  
 
| Record-finding aids  
| Archives and Libraries, Periodicals  
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| [[Alabama Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]], [[Alabama Periodicals|Periodicals]]
| Societies, Genealogy, For Further Reading
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| [[Alabama Societies|Societies]], [[Alabama Genealogy|Genealogy]], [[Alabama For Further Reading|For Further Reading]]
 
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| Religion  
 
| Religion  
| Church Records, Vital Records, Obituaries  
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| [[Alabama Church Records|Church Records]], [[Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records|Vital Records]], [[Alabama Obituaries|Obituaries]]
| Biography, History, Cemeteries
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| [[Alabama Biography|Biography]], [[Alabama History|History]], [[Alabama Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
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| Social activities  
 
| Social activities  
| Societies, Obituaries, Biography  
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| [[Alabama Societies|Societies]], [[Alabama Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Alabama Biography|Biography]]
| Newspapers, History, Cemeteries
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| [[Alabama Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[Alabama History|History]], [[Alabama Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
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[[Category:Alabama]]
 
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Latest revision as of 03:27, 30 October 2010

United States  Gotoarrow-kelly.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow-kelly.png  Record Selection Table

This record selection table was created before the year 2000 with the intent of guiding research according to record availability for the specific locality at the time.

This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for post-1850 research.

  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. Look in the section of these Wiki pages that corresponds to 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 Family History Library Catalog. Some records are not at the library.

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, Vital Records Probate Records, Census, Obituaries
Age Census, Cemeteries, Obituaries Vital Records, Military Records, Bible Records
Birth date Vital Records, Obituaries, Cemeteries Church Records, Bible Records, Military Records
Birthplace Vital Records, Church Records, Obituaries Census, Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship
Boundaries and origins Maps, Gazetteers History
Children Census, Probate Records, Obituaries Vital Records, Church Records
City or parish of foreign birth Vital Records, Obituaries, Biography History, Naturalization and Citizenship, Church Records
Country of foreign birth Census, Naturalization and Citizenship, Vital Records Biography, Minorities, Obituaries
Death information Vital Records, Cemeteries, Obituaries Probate Records, Church Records, Bible Records
Divorce Divorce Records, Vital Records, Court Records Newspapers, Census
Emigration information Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census Biography, History, Obituaries
Ethnic background Native Races, Minorities, Emigration and Immigration Census, Obituaries, Naturalization and Citizenship
Historical background History, Periodicals, Gazetteers Maps, Church Records
Immigration date Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census Obituaries, Biography, History
Living relatives Obituaries, Probate Records, Directories Court Records
Maiden name Vital Records, Church Records Probate Records, Military Records, Obituaries
Marriage information Vital Records, Bible Records Obituaries, Probate Records, Military Records
Migration information Emigration and Immigration, Census, Biography History, Land and Property, Maps
Naturalization Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Court Records Voting Registers, Biography, Periodicals
Occupations Census, Directories, Obituaries Land and Property, Biography, History, Probate Records
Other family members Census, Obituaries, Probate Records Vital Records, Church Records
Parents Vital Records, Obituaries, Census Church Records, Biography
Physical description Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship, Emigration and Immigration Biography, History
Place-finding aids Maps, Gazetteers, History Periodicals, Archives and Libraries
Places of residence Census, Military Records, Obituaries, Vital Records, Church Records Land and Property, Taxation, Voting Registers
Place of residence when you know only the state Census, Vital Records, Military Records Land and Property, Obituaries, History
Previous research Genealogy, Biography, Periodicals Societies, History, Archives and Libraries
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries, Periodicals Societies, Genealogy, For Further Reading
Religion Church Records, Vital Records, Obituaries Biography, History, Cemeteries
Social activities Societies, Obituaries, Biography Newspapers, History, Cemeteries

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