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You may have asked yourself: “Who created records?” “Why were they created?” “What do they contain?” From birth to death, your ancestors created a paper trail of events and happenings. In this episode, Jesse and Tom will show you the many different kinds of records you can search for and where those records are kept. You will learn how to recognize and locate important information in records, what kind of information is contained in different kinds of records, and where to search for specific types of records.
Garry Bryant tells his story. Taking an interest in his family history helped him understand who he is. Garry found his ancestors and learned many of them had served in The American Revolution. Learn how you can find your ancestors in census records and military reords, both of which are a wonderful resource.
Census records are invaluable. Each one contains precious names, ages, birthplaces and relationships of our ancestors. Depending on the questions asked by the census taker, you might discover when your ancestors arrived in the United States and the country of origin.
The 1940 United States Census record release in 2012 has led many people to question what a census is and why it is important. This informative video offers a general overview of census, the data they contain, and what you can learn.