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New Common Taxonomy

The addition of the third and fourth levels in this taxonomy is a work in progress.

Birth, Marriage and Death

Bible records
Cemeteries
National cemeteries
Church records
Civil registration
Funeral records
Obituaries
Town records
Registers of births, etc.
Marriage
Marriage records
Divorce records
Registers of dead
Vital records

Business Records and Occupations

Agriculture
Business records and commerce
Business records
Commerce
Pensions
Insurance, Fire
Industries
Livestock brands
Cattle brands
Occupations
Note: numerous occupations are at the third and fourth levels. Each one will be added to this list after the page itself is redesigned.

Census, Taxation, and Voter Lists

Census
Household registration
Registers
Taxation
Appropriations and expenditures
Church tax
Voting registers

Church History

Bible
Church property
Clergy
Dissenters
Salzburgers
Martyrs
Missions
Monasticism and religious orders
Protestant churches
Religions and Religious Life
Religious drama
Passion-plays
Religious trusts
Temples

Court, Land, and Wills

Adoption
Wills
Castles
Court records
Courts
Manorial courts
Grand jury
Jury
Witchcraft
Dwellings
Guardianship
Historic buildings
Architecture
Hotels, taverns, etc.
Buildings
Jury duty
Jurors
Land and property
Land tenure
Land grants
Landowners
Mortgage loans
Indian land transfers
Oil and gas leases
Manors
Notarial records
Probate records
Public records
Witchcraft

Directories

Directories
Church directories
Telephone
Telephone directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Abolitionists
Acadians
Africans
Hessians
Indian allotments
Indians of Central America
Indians of Mexico
Indians of South America
Native people of New Zealand
Native people of Polynesia
Australian aborigines
Native races

Religion and religious life
Albigenses:
Amish
Anabaptists
Anglicans
Armenian Church
Augustinians
Baptists

Family Trees

Family
Genealogy
Household records
Mayflower (Ship)
Nobility
Visitations, Heraldic

Geographic Aids

Atlases
Census districts
Cities and towns
Description and travel
Gazetteers
Geography
Maps
Postal and shipping guides

Histories, Memories, and Stories

Biography
Calendars
Centennial celebrations, etc.
Children
Collected works
Disasters
Elderly
Epitaphs
Folklore
Historical events and periods
History
Law and legislation
Photographs
Politics and government
Portraits
Riots
Social life and customs
Women

Institutions

Crime and criminals
Medical
Medical records
Orphans and orphanages
Poorhouses, poor law, etc.
Schools

Instruction and Methodology

Education
Genetic research
Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Migration and Citizenship

Aliens
Colonies
Emigration and immigration
Immigrants
Migration, Internal
Naturalization and citizenship
Passports
Ship registers
Ships
Transportation

Military

Casualties
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry
Military art and science
Military history
Military parks
Military records
Military religious orders
Prisoners of war
Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
Soldiers
Treaties
Veterans
War crimes
Wars, battles, and armies
Warships

Newspapers and Periodicals

Editorials:
Newspapers
Periodicals

Reference Materials and Finding Aids

Abbreviations
Almanacs
Bibliography
Books
Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Ethnology
Handwriting
Information storage and retrieval systems
Language and languages
Manuscripts
Names
Numismatics

Repositories

Archives and libraries
Inventories, registers, catalogs
Societies
Websites (This sub-category is not official, but is currently under review.)

Other