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== Introduction  ==
 
== Introduction  ==
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Fortunately there are many [[Choose a Record Type|types of records]] to search to help you locate your ancestor. This guide lists these types of records and give suggestions on how to find where your ancestor lived in the United States.  
 
Fortunately there are many [[Choose a Record Type|types of records]] to search to help you locate your ancestor. This guide lists these types of records and give suggestions on how to find where your ancestor lived in the United States.  
  
'''[[How to Begin a Search for Your Ancestor|What You Are Looking For]]''': The place where your ancestor lived so that you can use the records of that place to find more information about your ancestor, such as [[United States Vital Records|birth, marriage, and death]] information.
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'''[[How to Begin a Search for Your Ancestor|What You Are Looking For]]''': The place where your ancestor lived so that you can use the records of that place to find more information about your ancestor, such as [[United States Vital Records|birth, marriage, and death]] information.  
  
 
== Steps  ==
 
== Steps  ==
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==== Step 3. Check these sources if you know the state but not the county or town.  ====
 
==== Step 3. Check these sources if you know the state but not the county or town.  ====
  
'''[[United States Census Indexes|Census indexes]]''' usually give the town and county where the head of the household lived. The censuses were taken every 10 years starting in 1790. [[United States Census Indexes|United States Census Indexes]] are available from 1790 to 1940 for most states. For more information about censuses, check [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=UNITED_STATES Census on the FamilySearch] or in this [[United States Census Indexes|Research Wiki]]  
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'''[[United States Census Indexes|Census indexes]]''' usually give the town and county where the head of the household lived. The censuses were taken every 10 years starting in 1790. [[United States Census Indexes|United States Census Indexes]] are available from 1790 to 1940 for most states. For more information about censuses, check [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=UNITED_STATES Census on the FamilySearch] or in this [[United States Census Indexes|Research Wiki]] <br>
  
*'''[https://libraries.ucsd.edu/info/resources/persi-periodical-source-index Periodical Source Index (PERSI) indexes]''' about 5,000 genealogical and historical magazines by surnames and places. Also check: <br>
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*'''[https://libraries.ucsd.edu/info/resources/persi-periodical-source-index Periodical Source Index (PERSI) indexes]''' about 5,000 genealogical and historical magazines by surnames and places. Also check: <br>&nbsp;:[[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)]] <br>
  
:[[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)]] <br>
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:[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/837186 PERiodical Source Index]
:[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/837186 PERiodical Source Index]<br>
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*'''[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/United_States_Genealogy#Family_Histories%7C Family histories]'''. Also Check: <br>&nbsp;:[https://familysearch.org/family-trees Genealogies]<br>
 
*'''[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/United_States_Genealogy#Family_Histories%7C Family histories]'''. Also Check: <br>&nbsp;:[https://familysearch.org/family-trees Genealogies]<br>
  
:[http://www.archives.com/ga.aspx?_act=combo&cam=4423&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc Archives] <br>  
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:[http://www.archives.com/ga.aspx?_act=combo&cam=4423&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc Archives] <br>&nbsp;:[http://www.myheritage.com/page/free-family-history Free family history]<br>
:[http://www.myheritage.com/page/free-family-history Free family history]<br>
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*'''[[:Category:States of the United States|County and town histories]]''' To go to the county and town histories. Find the state you want to search click on it. Each state has links to all its counties and almost each county has a county history and many have town histories. Also check: <br>
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*'''[[:Category:States of the United States|County and town histories]]''' To go to the county and town histories. Find the state you want to search click on it. Each state has links to all its counties and almost each county has a county history and many have town histories. Also check: <br>&nbsp;:[[United States, Histories of Towns, Counties, and States]]&nbsp;:[http://www.newberry.org/genealogical-index-newberry Genealogical Index of the Newberry] <br>
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*'''[http://www.archives.com/ga.aspx?_act=combo&cam=4423&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc Archive Free Family Histories]'''enter your state and search. <br> Also: <br>&nbsp;:[http://www.myheritage.com/page/free-family-history Free family history]
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*'''[[United States Land and Property|Land records]]'''. Also: <br>&nbsp;:[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ The Official Federal Land Records Site] <br>&nbsp;:[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=144 Ancestry Land Records] <br>
  
:[[United States, Histories of Towns, Counties, and States]]
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:[http://genealogy.about.com/od/land_records/tp/land_online.htm U.S. Land Records Online (About.com)]
:[http://www.newberry.org/genealogical-index-newberry Genealogical Index of the Newberry] <br>
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*'''[http://www.archives.com/ga.aspx?_act=combo&cam=4423&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc Archive Free Family Histories]'''enter your state and search. <br> Also: <br>
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*'''[[United States Court Records|Court records]]'''. Also check:&nbsp;:[http://www.uscourts.gov/CourtRecords.aspx U S Courts/Court Records] <br>&nbsp;:[[United States Probate Records]] <br>
  
:[http://www.myheritage.com/page/free-family-history Free family history]
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:[http://publicrecords.searchsystems.net/United-States/Court-Records/ Search System.net] <br>&nbsp;:[http://blacksheepancestors.com/usa/courts.shtml GENEALOGICAL COURT RECORDS] <br>
  
*'''[[United States Land and Property|Land records]]'''. Also: <br>
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*'''[[How to Find United States Marriage Records|Marriage indexes]]'''.&nbsp;:[https://familysearch.org/catalog-search familysearch.org/catalog-search] Put in Marriage indexes + county, town, or state. (106,000+ results with just marriage indexes) <br>&nbsp;:[http://www.ancestry.com/cs/us/marriage-records-overlay?state=&kw=Marriage+Records&s_kwcid=free+marriage+records&o_xid=21892&o_lid=21892&o_sch=Search Marriage Records at Ancestry] <br>&nbsp;:[http://www.genwed.com/ U.S. Marriage Records at GenWed] <br>&nbsp;:[http://genealogy.about.com/od/marriage_records/tp/marriages_online.htm Online Marriage Indexes at About] <br>
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*'''[[United States Probate Records|Probate indexes]]'''.&nbsp;
  
:[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ The Official Federal Land Records Site] <br>&nbsp;:[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=144 Ancestry Land Records] <br>  
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:[https://familysearch.org/catalog-search familysearch.org/catalog-search] Enter Probate indexes + county, town, or state. <br>  
:[http://genealogy.about.com/od/land_records/tp/land_online.htm U.S. Land Records Online (About.com)]
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:[http://www.uscourts.gov/CourtRecords.aspx U S Courts.gov/CourtRecords] <br>&nbsp;:[http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=10692 Genealogy Blog] <br>
  
*'''[[United States Court Records|Court records]]'''. Also check:
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*'''[[United States Taxation|Tax lists]]'''. <br>
  
:[http://www.uscourts.gov/CourtRecords.aspx U S Courts/Court Records] <br>
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:[https://familysearch.org/catalog-search familysearch.org/catalog-search] Enter Tax lists + county, town, or state. <br>&nbsp;
:[[United States Probate Records]] <br>  
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:[http://search.Ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=142 Tax Lists Ancestry] <br>
:[http://publicrecords.searchsystems.net/United-States/Court-Records/ Search System.net] <br>
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:[http://blacksheepancestors.com/usa/courts.shtml GENEALOGICAL COURT RECORDS] <br>
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*'''[[How to Find United States Marriage Records|Marriage indexes]]'''.
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*'''[[United States Military Records|Militia lists]]'''. <br>&nbsp;:[https://familysearch.org/catalog-search familysearch.org/catalog-search] Enter Militia lists + county, town, or state. <br>&nbsp;
  
:[https://familysearch.org/catalog-search familysearch.org/catalog-search] Put in Marriage indexes + county, town, or state. (106,000+ results with just marriage indexes) <br>
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:[http://boards.ancestry.com/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=16561&p=localities.northam.usa.states.northcarolina.unknown State militia lists at Ancestry] <br>&nbsp;:[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/military/ Cyndis List Military Lists]
:[http://www.ancestry.com/cs/us/marriage-records-overlay?state=&kw=Marriage+Records&s_kwcid=free+marriage+records&o_xid=21892&o_lid=21892&o_sch=Search Marriage Records at Ancestry] <br>
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:[http://www.genwed.com/ U.S. Marriage Records at GenWed] <br>
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:[http://genealogy.about.com/od/marriage_records/tp/marriages_online.htm Online Marriage Indexes at About]
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*'''[[United States Probate Records|Probate indexes]]'''.
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:[https://familysearch.org/catalog-search familysearch.org/catalog-search] Enter Probate indexes + county, town, or state. <br>
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:[http://www.uscourts.gov/CourtRecords.aspx U S Courts.gov/CourtRecords] <br>
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:[http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=10692 Genealogy Blog] <br>
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*'''[[United States Taxation|Tax lists]]'''.
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:[https://familysearch.org/catalog-search familysearch.org/catalog-search] Enter Tax lists + county, town, or state. <br> :[http://search.Ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=142 Tax Lists Ancestry] <br>
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*'''[[United States Military Records|Militia lists]]'''. <br> :[https://familysearch.org/catalog-search familysearch.org/catalog-search] Enter Militia lists + county, town, or state. <br> :[http://boards.ancestry.com/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=16561&p=localities.northam.usa.states.northcarolina.unknown State militia lists at Ancestry] <br> :[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/military/ Cyndis List Military Lists]
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==== Step 4. If you want to know where your ancestor lived previously, check:  ====
 
==== Step 4. If you want to know where your ancestor lived previously, check:  ====
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Note: The words in parentheses ( ) indicate whether to search for town, county, state, or national records.  
 
Note: The words in parentheses ( ) indicate whether to search for town, county, state, or national records.  
  
Family histories (national) Local histories (town, county, or state)) Biographical works (town, county, or state) Land records (county). Church records (town). Obituaries (town or county). Public or town records (town). Court records (town, county, or state). Censuses for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920 (state or United States). Regional militia lists (county or state). Migration patterns and maps (state or United States).  
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/United_States_Genealogy#Family_Histories%7C Family histories] (national) <br> *[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/United_States_Genealogy#Family_Histories%7C Local histories] (town, county, or state)) <br> *Biographical works (town, county, or state) put "Local Histories of the United States" in the search box at the right on this page and search. Pick the one closest to area you are searching. <br> *[[United States Land and Property|Land records]] (county). <br> *[[United States Church Records|Church records]] (town). <br> *[[United States Obituaries|Obituaries]] (town or county). <br> *[[United States, How to Use County and Town Records (Those Including Vital Records)|Public or town records]] (town). <br> * [[United States Court Records|Court records] (town, county, or state). <br> *[[United States Census|Censuses]] for 1790, 1800, 1810,1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940 (state or United States). <br> *[[United States Military Records|Regional militia]] lists (county or state). <br> *[[United States Migration Internal|Migration patterns]] and [[United States Maps|maps]] (state or United States). also see[[United States Land and Property]]and [[United States Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[Image:Alabama flag.png|border|22x15px|Alabama flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Alabama Emigration and Immigration|Alabama]]
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*[[Image:Alaska flag.png|border|22x15px|Alaska flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Alaska Emigration and Immigration|Alaska]]
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*[[Image:Arizona flag.png|border|22x15px|Arizona flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Arizona Emigration and Immigration|Arizona]]
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*[[Image:Arkansas flag.png|border|22x15px|Arkansas flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Arkansas Emigration and Immigration|Arkansas]]
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*[[Image:California flag.png|border|22x15px|California flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[California Emigration and Immigration|California]]
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*[[Image:Colorado flag.png|border|22x15px|Colorado flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Colorado Emigration and Immigration|Colorado]]
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*[[Image:Connecticut flag.png|border|22x13px|Connecticut flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Connecticut Emigration and Immigration|Connecticut]]
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*[[Image:Delaware flag.png|border|22x15px|Delaware flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Delaware Emigration and Immigration|Delaware]]
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*[[Image:District of Columbia flag.png|border|22x11px|District of Columbia flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[District of Columbia Emigration and Immigration|Dist. of Col.]]
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*[[Image:Florida flag.png|border|22x15px|Florida flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Florida Emigration and Immigration|Florida]]
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*[[Image:Georgia flag.png|border|22x14px|Georgia flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Georgia Emigration and Immigration|Georgia]]
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*[[Image:Hawaii flag.png|border|22x11px|Hawaii flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Hawaii Emigration and Immigration|Hawaii]]
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*[[Image:Idaho flag.png|border|22x18px|Idaho flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Idaho Emigration and Immigration|Idaho]]
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*[[Image:Illinois flag.png|border|22x13px|Illinois flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Illinois Emigration and Immigration|Illinois]]
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*[[Image:Indiana flag.png|border|22x15px|Indiana flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Indiana Emigration and Immigration|Indiana]]
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*[[Image:Iowa flag.png|border|22x15px|Iowa flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Iowa Emigration and Immigration|Iowa]]
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*[[Image:Kansas flag.png|border|22x13px|Kansas flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Kansas Emigration and Immigration|Kansas]]
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*[[Image:Kentucky flag.png|border|22x15px|Kentucky flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Kentucky Emigration and Immigration|Kentucky]]
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*[[Image:Louisiana flag.png|border|22x15px|Louisiana flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Louisiana Emigration and Immigration|Louisiana]]
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*[[Image:Maine flag.png|border|22x15px|Maine flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Maine Emigration and Immigration|Maine]]
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*[[Image:Maryland flag.png|border|22x15px|Maryland flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Maryland Emigration and Immigration|Maryland]]
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*[[Image:Massachusetts flag.png|border|22x13px|Massachusetts flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Massachusetts Emigration and Immigration|Massachusetts]]
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*[[Image:Michigan flag.png|border|22x15px|Michigan flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Michigan Emigration and Immigration|Michigan]]
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*[[Image:Minnesota flag.png|border|22x14px|Minnesota flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Minnesota Emigration and Immigration|Minnesota]]
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*[[Image:Mississippi flag.png|border|22x13px|Mississippi flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Mississippi Emigration and Immigration|Mississippi]]
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*[[Image:Missouri flag.png|border|22x13px|Missouri flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Missouri Emigration and Immigration|Missouri]]
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*[[Image:Montana flag.png|border|22x15px|Montana flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Montana Emigration and Immigration|Montana]]
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*[[Image:Nebraska flag.png|border|22x13px|Nebraska flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Nebraska Emigration and Immigration|Nebraska]]
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*[[Image:Nevada flag.png|border|22x15px|Nevada flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Nevada Emigration and Immigration|Nevada]]
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*[[Image:New Hampshire flag.png|border|22x15px|New Hampshire flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[New Hampshire Emigration and Immigration|New Hampshire]]
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*[[Image:New Jersey flag.png|border|22x15px|New Jersey flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[New Jersey Emigration and Immigration|New Jersey]]
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*[[Image:New Mexico flag.png|border|22x15px|New Mexico flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[New Mexico Emigration and Immigration|New Mexico]]
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*[[Image:New York flag.png|border|22x11px|New York flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[New York Emigration and Immigration|New York]]
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*[[Image:North Carolina flag.png|border|22x15px|North Carolina flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[North Carolina Emigration and Immigration|North Carolina]]
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*[[Image:North Dakota flag.png|border|22x17px|North Dakota flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[North Dakota Emigration and Immigration|North Dakota]]
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*[[Image:Ohio flag.png|22x14px|Ohio flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Ohio Emigration and Immigration|Ohio]]
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*[[Image:Oklahoma flag.png|border|22x15px|Oklahoma flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Oklahoma Emigration and Immigration|Oklahoma]]
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*[[Image:Oregon flag.png|border|22x13px|Oregon flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Oregon Emigration and Immigration|Oregon]]
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*[[Image:Pennsylvania flag.png|border|22x15px|Pennsylvania flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Pennsylvania Emigration and Immigration|Pennsylvania]]
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*[[Image:Rhode Island flag.png|border|21x20px|Rhode Island flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Rhode Island Emigration and Immigration|Rhode Island]]
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*[[Image:South Carolina flag.png|border|22x15px|South Carolina flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[South Carolina Emigration and Immigration|South Carolina]]
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*[[Image:South Dakota flag.png|border|22x13px|South Dakota flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[South Dakota Emigration and Immigration|South Dakota]]
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*[[Image:Tennessee flag.png|border|22x13px|Tennessee flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Tennessee Emigration and Immigration|Tennessee]]
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*[[Image:Texas flag.png|border|22x15px|Texas flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Texas Emigration and Immigration|Texas]]
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*[[Image:Utah flag.png|border|22x15px|Utah flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Utah Emigration and Immigration|Utah]]
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*[[Image:Vermont flag.png|border|22x13px|Vermont flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Vermont Emigration and Immigration|Vermont]]
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*[[Image:Virginia flag.png|border|22x15px|Virginia flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Virginia Emigration and Immigration|Virginia]]
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*[[Image:Washington flag.png|border|22x13px|Washington flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Washington Emigration and Immigration|Washington]]
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*[[Image:West Virginia flag.png|border|22x12px|West Virginia flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[West Virginia Emigration and Immigration|West Virginia]]
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*[[Image:Wisconsin flag.png|border|22x15px|Wisconsin flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Wisconsin Emigration and Immigration|Wisconsin]]
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*[[Image:Wyoming flag.png|border|22x15px|Wyoming flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Wyoming Emigration and Immigration|Wyoming]]
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==== Step 5. Find information about the relatives of your ancestor.  ====
 
==== Step 5. Find information about the relatives of your ancestor.  ====
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==== Step 6. Check places where other events happened.  ====
 
==== Step 6. Check places where other events happened.  ====
  
If you know where your ancestor was married, check marriage records, deeds, county and town histories, and other records of that place for birth information.  
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If you know where your ancestor was married, check marriage records, deeds, county and town histories, and other records of that place for birth information. See lists above.  
  
 
If you know where your ancestor was born, check for marriage records of that place as many ancestors were married in the town or county where they were born.  
 
If you know where your ancestor was born, check for marriage records of that place as many ancestors were married in the town or county where they were born.  
  
See the list of suggested records for the other events.
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See the list of suggested records for the other events.  
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Introduction

Knowing where your ancestor lived is key to successful research, since records may be kept by state, county, or town agencies. Local records such as censuses, death certificates, county histories, [[United States Military Records|military records], and obituaries tell so much about the people who lived there.

You may find in your research that your ancestor was born or lived in a particular state, with no county or town given. Thus it becomes a challenge to find out exactly where he or she lived in that state.

Fortunately there are many types of records to search to help you locate your ancestor. This guide lists these types of records and give suggestions on how to find where your ancestor lived in the United States.

What You Are Looking For: The place where your ancestor lived so that you can use the records of that place to find more information about your ancestor, such as birth, marriage, and death information.

Steps

The following steps list sources which may give the state, county, or town where your ancestor lived.


Step 1. Check previous research.

Research done by other people may have the information you are seeking. For suggestions on previous research, including Internet sites, see How to Use Previous Research. 

Step 2. Check these sources to learn where your ancestor lived.

Step 3. Check these sources if you know the state but not the county or town.

Census indexes usually give the town and county where the head of the household lived. The censuses were taken every 10 years starting in 1790. United States Census Indexes are available from 1790 to 1940 for most states. For more information about censuses, check Census on the FamilySearch or in this Research Wiki

PERiodical Source Index
Archives
 :Free family history
U.S. Land Records Online (About.com)
Search System.net
 :GENEALOGICAL COURT RECORDS
familysearch.org/catalog-search Enter Probate indexes + county, town, or state.
U S Courts.gov/CourtRecords
 :Genealogy Blog
familysearch.org/catalog-search Enter Tax lists + county, town, or state.
 
Tax Lists Ancestry
State militia lists at Ancestry
 :Cyndis List Military Lists

Step 4. If you want to know where your ancestor lived previously, check:

Note: The words in parentheses ( ) indicate whether to search for town, county, state, or national records.

United States


Step 5. Find information about the relatives of your ancestor.

Use the sources in steps 1 to 4 to find where the following people lived:

  • Children of your ancestor. Parents often lived near their children.
  • Brothers and sisters. Siblings often lived together or nearby.
  • In-laws. In-laws often lived nearby.

Since people usually moved with others who were relatives, friends, or neighbors, learning about these people may lead you to information about your ancestors.

Step 6. Check places where other events happened.

If you know where your ancestor was married, check marriage records, deeds, county and town histories, and other records of that place for birth information. See lists above.

If you know where your ancestor was born, check for marriage records of that place as many ancestors were married in the town or county where they were born.

See the list of suggested records for the other events.

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