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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.
Religious records have been kept longer than vital records. In looking for baptism, marriage or burial records in the early 1800's or before it is wise to look for religious records.
This lesson will help you find more challenging information. Go to local libraries, family history centers. Go online to databases.
Basic instructions on where to begin on your family research. Start with you!