Ohio Record Selection Table

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This table can help you decide which records will help you find information about your ancestors. Links to the corresponding pages in the wiki are still being created. Until all the links are completed, please view this table as a draft.  
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Ohio Record Selection Table'''
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This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for post-1850 research.  
  
*In column 1 find your research goal.
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1. In column 1, select a research goal.  
*In column 2 are the types of records that will likely have the information you need. Each record type is linked to additional information about the record you should search.
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*More records that may also be useful are listed in column 3.
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2. In column 2, find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.
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3. In column 3, find additional record types that may be useful.  
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| '''2. Look First in'''
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| Baptism date
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[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]
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4. Look in the section of this article 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 Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog . Some records are not at the Library.
[[LDS Priesthood Records|Priesthood Records]]<br>[[LDS Missionaries|Missionaries]]<br>[[LDS Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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5. If you do not find the desired information, see the Records Selection Table in the [[United States Record Selection Table|United States Research Page]] for more suggestions. Note: Records of previous research (under these headings: Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals, but are not listed unless they are especially helpful.
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| Biographical sketches
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| '''1. If you need information about'''
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| '''2. Look first in'''
[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>[[LDS Obituaries|Obituaries]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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| '''3. Then search'''
 
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[[LDS History|History]]<br>[[LDS Priesthood Records|Priesthood Records]]<br><br>
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| Birth date and place
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| Adoptions
 
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[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>[[LDS Priesthood Records|Priesthood Records]]<br>Missionaries
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Court Records, Vital Records
  
| Patriarchal Blessings<br>Military Records<br>Census<br>Temple Records
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| Probate Records, Census
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| Age
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| Census, Cemeteries, Vital Records
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| Military Records, Bible Records, Schools
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| Birth date
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| Vital Records, Cemeteries, Church Records
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| Bible Records, Military Records (pensions)
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| Birth place
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| Vital Records, Church Records
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| Census, Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship
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| Boundaries and origins
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| Maps, Gazetteers
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| History
 
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| Children  
 
| Children  
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| Census, Probate Records, Schools
Census<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>Obituaries
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| Vital Records, Church Records
 
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[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br><br>
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| Crossing the ocean and<br>crossing the plains
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| City or parish of foreign birth
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| Vital Records, biography
Emigration and Immigration<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>Obituaries<br><br>
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| History, Naturalization and Citizenship, Church Records
 
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| Country of foreign birth
[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]<br>Periodicals<br>Colonization<br>History<br>Newspapers
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| Census, Naturalization and Citizenship, Vital Records  
 
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| Biography, Minorities, Voting Registers
 
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| Death information  
 
| Death information  
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| Vital Records, Cemeteries, Newspapers  
Vital Records<br>[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]<br>Obituaries<br>Newspapers
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| Probate Records, Church Records, Bible Records, Societies
 
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[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>History<br>Periodicals<br>Emigration and Immigration
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| Divorce  
 
| Divorce  
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| Divorce Records, Vital Records  
[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]
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| Court Records, Newspapers, Census
 
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[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>Obituaries
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| Emigration information
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| Ethnic background
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| Native Races, Minorities, Emigration and Immigration  
Emigration and Immigration<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]
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| Census, Naturalization and Citizenship
 
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| Colonization<br>Obituaries<br>Periodicals
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| Family history or genealogy
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[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>Temple Records
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| History<br>Military Records<br>For Further Reading
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| Historical background  
 
| Historical background  
| History<br>Historical Geography
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| History, Periodicals, Societies
| Periodicals<br><br>
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| Gazetteers, Maps, Newspapers
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| Immigration date
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| Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census
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| Biography, History
 
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| Living relatives  
 
| Living relatives  
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| Probate Records, Directories
[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>Obituaries
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| Court Records, Biography, Newspapers
 
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| Census<br>Newspapers<br><br>
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| Maps
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| Maiden name
| Historical Geography<br><br>
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| Vital Records, biography
| Colonization<br>History
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| Church Records, Military Records (pensions)
 
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| Marriage information  
 
| Marriage information  
| Vital Records<br>Membership Records<br>Temple Records<br><br>
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| Vital Records, Census, Church Records, Probate Records  
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| Citizenship, Bible Records, Newspapers
[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>Obituaries<br>Newspapers
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| Missionary service
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| Naturalization
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| Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Court Records
Missionaries<br>Membership Records<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]
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| Land and Property, Voting Registers, Biography, Periodicals
 
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Obituaries<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>History
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| Occupations  
 
| Occupations  
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| Census, Directories
[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>Obituaries<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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| Biography, History, Public Records
 
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| Newspapers<br>Military Records<br><br>
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| Other family members
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| Census, Probate Records, Bible Records
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| Vital Records, Church Records, Orphans and Orphanages
 
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| Parents  
 
| Parents  
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| Vital Records, Census, Church Records, Bible Records  
[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]<br>Temple Records<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]
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| Biography, Schools, Orphans and Orphanages
 
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| Missionaries<br>Patriarchal Blessings<br><br><br>
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| Patriarchal blessings
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| Patriarchal Blessings<br><br>
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[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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| Photographs
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[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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| History<br><br>
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| Physical description  
 
| Physical description  
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| Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship (after 1906)
[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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| Biography, History
 
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| Military Records<br><br>
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| Place-finding aids  
 
| Place-finding aids  
| Historical Geography<br>Colonization<br>History  
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| Maps, Gazetteers, History  
| Archives and Libraries<br><br><br>
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| Periodicals, Archives and Libraries
 
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| Places of residence  
 
| Places of residence  
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| Census, Military Records, Taxation, Naturalization and Citizenship
[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>Membership Records<br>Directories<br>Census
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| Land and Property, Emigration and Immigration, Public Records
 
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| Obituaries<br>Priesthood Records<br>Colonization<br>Missionaries
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| Place of residence when you know only the state
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| Census, Vital Records, Military Records
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| Biography, History
 
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| Previous research  
 
| Previous research  
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| Genealogy, Biography, Periodicals  
[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>Temple Records<br><br>
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| Societies, History, Archives and Libraries
 
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[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>History<br>Periodicals
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| Priesthood ordinations
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[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]<br>Priesthood Records<br>Temple Records
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[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br><br>
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| Record-finding aids  
 
| Record-finding aids  
| Archives and Libraries<br>Periodicals  
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| Archives and Libraries, Periodicals  
| For Further Reading<br><br>
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| Societies, Genealogy
 
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| Spouses
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| Religion
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| Church Records, Vital Records  
Membership Records<br>Temple Records<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]
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| Biography, History, Cemeteries
 
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[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]<br>Obituaries<br>Military Records
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| Temple ordinances
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| Social activities
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| Societies, Biography  
Temple Records<br>[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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| History, Cemeteries, Directories
 
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[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br><br><br>
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| Wards/branches attended
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[[LDS Membership Records|Membership Records]]<br>Directories<br>Census<br>[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]
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| Priesthood Records<br>Missionaries<br>Historical Geography<br>History
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| Ward/branch boundaries
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| Historical Geography<br>History<br>Colonization
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[[LDS Biographies|Biography]]<br>[[LDS Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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Revision as of 20:56, 9 October 2012

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

1. In column 1, select a 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 this article 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 Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog . Some records are not at the Library.

5. If you do not find the desired information, see the Records Selection Table in the United States Research Page for more suggestions. Note: Records of previous research (under these headings: Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals, but are not listed unless they are especially helpful.

1. If you need information about 2. Look first in 3. Then search
Adoptions

Court Records, Vital Records

Probate Records, Census
Age Census, Cemeteries, Vital Records Military Records, Bible Records, Schools
Birth date Vital Records, Cemeteries, Church Records Bible Records, Military Records (pensions)
Birth place Vital Records, Church Records Census, Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship
Boundaries and origins Maps, Gazetteers History
Children Census, Probate Records, Schools Vital Records, Church Records
City or parish of foreign birth Vital Records, biography History, Naturalization and Citizenship, Church Records
Country of foreign birth Census, Naturalization and Citizenship, Vital Records Biography, Minorities, Voting Registers
Death information Vital Records, Cemeteries, Newspapers Probate Records, Church Records, Bible Records, Societies
Divorce Divorce Records, Vital Records Court Records, Newspapers, Census
Ethnic background Native Races, Minorities, Emigration and Immigration Census, Naturalization and Citizenship
Historical background History, Periodicals, Societies Gazetteers, Maps, Newspapers
Immigration date Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census Biography, History
Living relatives Probate Records, Directories Court Records, Biography, Newspapers
Maiden name Vital Records, biography Church Records, Military Records (pensions)
Marriage information Vital Records, Census, Church Records, Probate Records Citizenship, Bible Records, Newspapers
Naturalization Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Court Records Land and Property, Voting Registers, Biography, Periodicals
Occupations Census, Directories Biography, History, Public Records
Other family members Census, Probate Records, Bible Records Vital Records, Church Records, Orphans and Orphanages
Parents Vital Records, Census, Church Records, Bible Records Biography, Schools, Orphans and Orphanages
Physical description Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship (after 1906) Biography, History
Place-finding aids Maps, Gazetteers, History Periodicals, Archives and Libraries
Places of residence Census, Military Records, Taxation, Naturalization and Citizenship Land and Property, Emigration and Immigration, Public Records
Place of residence when you know only the state Census, Vital Records, Military Records Biography, History
Previous research Genealogy, Biography, Periodicals Societies, History, Archives and Libraries
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries, Periodicals Societies, Genealogy
Religion Church Records, Vital Records Biography, History, Cemeteries
Social activities Societies, Biography History, Cemeteries, Directories