England Record Selection Table

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| align="left" | '''1. If You Need'''
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| align="left" | '''2. Search These Record Types First'''
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| align="left" | '''3. Search These Record Types Next'''
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| align="left" | Age
 
| align="left" | Age
| align="left" | Census, Civil Registration, Church Records
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| align="left" | [[England Census|Census]], [[England  Civil Registration| Civil Registration]], [[England  Church Records| Church Records]]
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Obituaries, Military Records
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| align="left" | [[England Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[England  Obituaries| Obituaries]], [[England  Military Records| Military Records]]
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| align="left" | Birth date
 
| align="left" | Birth date
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records
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| align="left" | [[England Civil Registration|Civil Registration]], [[England  Church Records| Church Records]]
| align="left" | Obituaries, Newspapers, Military Records, Occupations
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| align="left" | [[England Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[England  Newspapers| Newspapers]], [[England  Military Records| Military Records]], [[England  Occupations| Occupations]]
 
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| align="left" | Birthplace
 
| align="left" | Birthplace
| align="left" | Census, Civil Registration, Church Records
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| align="left" | [[England Census|Census]], [[England  Civil Registration| Civil Registration]], [[England  Church Records| Church Records]]
| align="left" | Obituaries, Newspapers, Occupations, Military Records
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| align="left" | [[England Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[England  Newspapers| Newspapers]], [[England  Occupations| Occupations]], [[England  Military Records| Military Records]]
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| align="left" | Place of foreign birth (not England)
 
| align="left" | Place of foreign birth (not England)
| align="left" | Church Records, Census
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| align="left" | [[England Church Records|Church Records]], [[England  Census| Census]]
| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration, Military Records
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| align="left" | [[England Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[England  Military Records| Military Records]]
 
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| align="left" | Parish, district, and county boundaries
 
| align="left" | Parish, district, and county boundaries
| align="left" | Gazetteers
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| align="left" | [[England Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
| align="left" | Maps, History
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| align="left" | [[England Maps|Maps]], [[England  History| History]]
 
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| align="left" | Death
 
| align="left" | Death
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records, Obituaries, Newspapers, Cemeteries
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| align="left" | [[England Civil Registration|Civil Registration]], [[England  Church Records| Church Records]], [[England  Obituaries| Obituaries]], [[England  Newspapers| Newspapers]]
| align="left" | Probate Records, Court Records, Land and Property, Military Records
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| align="left" | [[England Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[England  Court Records| Court Records]], [[England  Land and Property| Land and Property]], [[England  Military Records | Military Records ]]
 
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| align="left" | Historical background
 
| align="left" | Historical background
| align="left" | History, Genealogy
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| align="left" | [[England History|History]], [[England  Genealogy| Genealogy]]
| align="left" | Church History
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| align="left" | [[England Church History|Church History]]
 
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| align="left" | Immigration date
 
| align="left" | Immigration date
 
| align="left" | See research outline for country to which ancestor immigrated
 
| align="left" | See research outline for country to which ancestor immigrated
| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration, Church Records
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| align="left" | [[England Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[England  Church Records| Church Records]]
 
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| align="left" | Living relatives
 
| align="left" | Living relatives
| align="left" | Directories, Civil Registration
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| align="left" | [[England Directories|Directories]], [[England  Civil Registration| Civil Registration]]
| align="left" | Societies, Newspapers, Periodicals
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| align="left" | [[England Societies|Societies]], [[England  Newspapers| Newspapers]], [[England  Periodicals| Periodicals]]
 
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| align="left" | Maiden name
 
| align="left" | Maiden name
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records
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| align="left" | [[England Civil Registration|Civil Registration]], [[England  Church Records| Church Records]]
| align="left" | Obituaries, Newspapers, Cemeteries
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| align="left" | [[England Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[England  Newspapers| Newspapers]], [[England  Cemeteries| Cemeteries]]
 
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| align="left" | Marriage
 
| align="left" | Marriage
| align="left" | Church Records, Civil Registration, Genealogy, Periodicals
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| align="left" | [[England Church Records|Church Records]], [[England  Civil Registration| Civil Registration]], [[England  Genealogy| Genealogy]], [[England  Periodicals| Periodicals]]
| align="left" | Newspapers, Biography, Nobility, Cemeteries
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| align="left" | [[England Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[England  Biography| Biography]], [[England  Nobility| Nobility]], [[England  Cemeteries| Cemeteries]]
 
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| align="left" | Occupation
 
| align="left" | Occupation
| align="left" | Church Records, Census, Directories, Civil Registration, Occupations, Probate Records
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| align="left" | [[England Church Records|Church Records]], [[England  Census| Census]], [[England  Directories| Directories]], [[England  Civil Registration| Civil Registration]]
| align="left" | Court Records, Obituaries, Officials and Employees, Military Records, Taxation
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| align="left" | [[England Court Records|Court Records]], [[England  Obituaries| Obituaries]], [[England  Officials and Employees| Officials and Employees]], [[England  Military Records| Military Records]]
 
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| align="left" | Parents, children, and other family members
 
| align="left" | Parents, children, and other family members
| align="left" | Census, Obituaries, Probate Records
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| align="left" | [[England Census|Census]], [[England  Obituaries| Obituaries]], [[England  Probate Records| Probate Records]],
| align="left" | Church Records, Newspapers, Civil Registration
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| align="left" | [[England Church Records|Church Records]], [[England  Newspapers| Newspapers]], [[England  Civil Registration| Civil Registration]]
 
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| align="left" | Physical description
 
| align="left" | Physical description
| align="left" | Military Records, Court Records
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| align="left" | [[England Military Records|Military Records]], [[England  Court Records| Court Records]]
| align="left" | Church Records, Newspapers, Civil Registration
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| align="left" | [[England Church Records|Church Records]], [[England  Newspapers| Newspapers]], [[England  Civil Registration| Civil Registration]]
 
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| align="left" | Place-finding aids
 
| align="left" | Place-finding aids
| align="left" | Gazetteers, Directories, Maps
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| align="left" | [[England Gazetteers|Gazetteers]], [[England  Directories| Directories]], [[England  Maps| Maps]]
| align="left" | History, Taxation, Land and Property, Periodicals
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| align="left" | [[England History|History]], [[England  Taxation| Taxation]], [[England  Land and Property| Land and Property]], [[England  Periodicals| Periodicals]]
 
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| align="left" | Places of residence
 
| align="left" | Places of residence
| align="left" | Census, Church Records, Directories
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| align="left" | [[England Census|Census]], [[England  Church Records| Church Records]], [[England  Directories| Directories]]
| align="left" | Land and Property, Probate Records, Taxation
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| align="left" | [[England Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[England  Probate Records| Probate Records]], [[England  Taxation| Taxation]]
 
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| align="left" | Place of residence when you know only the county
 
| align="left" | Place of residence when you know only the county
| align="left" | Directories, Census, Probate Records, Civil Registration
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| align="left" | [[England Directories|Directories]], [[England  Census| Census]], [[England  Probate Records| Probate Records]], [[England  Civil Registration| Civil Registration]]
| align="left" | Church Records, Taxation
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| align="left" | [[England Church Records|Church Records]], [[England  Taxation| Taxation]]
 
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| align="left" | Previous research (compiled genealogy)
 
| align="left" | Previous research (compiled genealogy)
| align="left" | Biography, Genealogy, Societies
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| align="left" | [[England Biography|Biography]], [[England  Genealogy| Genealogy]], [[England  Societies| Societies]]
| align="left" | Nobility, Periodicals
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| align="left" | [[England Nobility|Nobility]], [[England  Periodicals| Periodicals]]
 
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| align="left" | Record-finding aids
 
| align="left" | Record-finding aids
| align="left" | Archives and Libraries, Genealogy
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| align="left" | [[England Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]], [[England  Genealogy| Genealogy]]
| align="left" | Societies, Periodicals
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| align="left" | [[England Societies|Societies]], [[England  Periodicals| Periodicals]]
 
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| align="left" | Religion
 
| align="left" | Religion
| align="left" | Church Records, Biography, Obituaries, Civil Registration
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| align="left" | [[England Church Records|Church Records]], [[England  Biography| Biography]], [[England  Obituaries| Obituaries]], [[England  Civil Registration| Civil Registration]]
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Genealogy, History, Probate Records<br>
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| align="left" | [[England Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[England  Genealogy| Genealogy]], [[England  History| History]], [[England  Probate Records| Probate Records]]
 
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[[Category:England]]
 
[[Category:England]]

Revision as of 21:02, 31 July 2009

This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for research from 1800 to the present.

  • Step 1. Choose an ancestor you would like to know more about. Decide what information you would like to learn about that person. This new information is your research goal.
  • Step 2. In column 1 of this table, find the goal you selected.
  • Step 3. In column 2 of this table, find the types of records most likely to have the information you need; then read the sections in this outline about those types of records.
  • Step 4. Look in the Family History Library Catalog and choose a specific record to search.
  • Step 5. Look at the record.
  • Step 6. If you do not find the information you need, return to column 3 and search those record types. Note:Records of previous research (Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals, but they are not listed unless they are especially helpful.


1. If You Need 2. Search These Record Types First 3. Search These Record Types Next
Age Census, Civil Registration, Church Records Cemeteries, Obituaries, Military Records
Birth date Civil Registration, Church Records Obituaries, Newspapers, Military Records, Occupations
Birthplace Census, Civil Registration, Church Records Obituaries, Newspapers, Occupations, Military Records
Place of foreign birth (not England) Church Records, Census Emigration and Immigration, Military Records
Parish, district, and county boundaries Gazetteers Maps, History
Death Civil Registration, Church Records, Obituaries, Newspapers Probate Records, Court Records, Land and Property, Military Records
Historical background History, Genealogy Church History
Immigration date See research outline for country to which ancestor immigrated Emigration and Immigration, Church Records
Living relatives Directories, Civil Registration Societies, Newspapers, Periodicals
Maiden name Civil Registration, Church Records Obituaries, Newspapers, Cemeteries
Marriage Church Records, Civil Registration, Genealogy, Periodicals Newspapers, Biography, Nobility, Cemeteries
Occupation Church Records, Census, Directories, Civil Registration Court Records, Obituaries, Officials and Employees, Military Records
Parents, children, and other family members Census, Obituaries, Probate Records, Church Records, Newspapers, Civil Registration
Physical description Military Records, Court Records Church Records, Newspapers, Civil Registration
Place-finding aids Gazetteers, Directories, Maps History, Taxation, Land and Property, Periodicals
Places of residence Census, Church Records, Directories Land and Property, Probate Records, Taxation
Place of residence when you know only the county Directories, Census, Probate Records, Civil Registration Church Records, Taxation
Previous research (compiled genealogy) Biography, Genealogy, Societies Nobility, Periodicals
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries, Genealogy Societies, Periodicals
Religion Church Records, Biography, Obituaries, Civil Registration Cemeteries, Genealogy, History, Probate Records