England Record Selection Table
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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.