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This table can help you decide which records to search. '''It is most helpful for research from 1800 to the present.'''
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This table can help you decide which records to search. '''It is most helpful for research from 1800 to the present.'''  
  
1. In column 1 find the goal you selected; then in column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.
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"Step 1. '''In column 1''' select a research goal. Choose an ancestor you would like to know more about. What new information would you like to learn about that person?
  
2. Read the sections in the outline about those types of records.
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Step 2. '''In column 2''' find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.
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:&gt; Read the FamilySearch Wiki articles about those types of records. They explain what the records might tell you, how to search them, and how to find them in the Family History Library Catalog. Some records are not at the library. <br><br>
  
3. Look for those types of records in the Family History Library Catalog.
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Step 3. '''In column 3''' find additional record types that may be useful. <br>
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:&gt; Records of previous research (such as Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals but are not listed unless they are ''especially'' helpful.<br><br>
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4. Search the records.
 
 
5. If you do not find the information you need, return to column 3 and try those records.Note: Records of previous research (Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals, but they are not listed unless they are especially helpful.
 
  
 
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| align="left" | ''''''1. If You Need ''''''
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| align="left" | 1. ''''''If You Need ''''''  
| align="left" | '''2. Look First In'''
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| align="left" | 2. '''Look First In'''  
| align="left" | '''3. Then Search'''
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| align="left" | 3. '''Then Search'''
 
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| align="left" | Age
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| align="left" | Age  
| align="left" | Census, Civil Registration, Church Records
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| align="left" | Census, Civil Registration, Church Records  
 
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Occupations, Military Records
 
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Occupations, Military Records
 
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|-
| align="left" | Birth date
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| align="left" | Birth date  
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records
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| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records  
 
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Newspapers, Biography
 
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Newspapers, Biography
 
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|-
| align="left" | Birth place
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| align="left" | Birth place  
| align="left" | Census, Civil Registration, Church Records
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| align="left" | Census, Civil Registration, Church Records  
 
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Biography
 
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Biography
 
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|-
| align="left" | Boundaries and origins
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| align="left" | Boundaries and origins  
| align="left" | Gazetteers, Maps
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| align="left" | Gazetteers, Maps  
 
| align="left" | History, Historical Geography
 
| align="left" | History, Historical Geography
 
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|-
| align="left" | Children
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| align="left" | Children  
| align="left" | Census, Church Records, Probate Records
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| align="left" | Census, Church Records, Probate Records  
 
| align="left" | Newspapers. Biography
 
| align="left" | Newspapers. Biography
 
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|-
| align="left" | City or parish of foreign birth
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| align="left" | City or parish of foreign birth  
| align="left" | Census, Newspapers
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| align="left" | Census, Newspapers  
 
| align="left" | Military Records, Cemeteries
 
| align="left" | Military Records, Cemeteries
 
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| align="left" | Coat of arms
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| align="left" | Coat of arms  
| align="left" | Heraldry
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| align="left" | Heraldry  
 
| align="left" | Nobility
 
| align="left" | Nobility
 
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| align="left" | Country of foreign birth
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| align="left" | Country of foreign birth  
| align="left" | Census, Newspapers
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| align="left" | Census, Newspapers  
 
| align="left" | Military Records, Cemeteries
 
| align="left" | Military Records, Cemeteries
 
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| align="left" | Death information
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| align="left" | Death information  
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Civil Registration, Church Records
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| align="left" | Cemeteries, Civil Registration, Church Records  
 
| align="left" | Probate Records, Court Records, Land and Property, Biography
 
| align="left" | Probate Records, Court Records, Land and Property, Biography
 
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| align="left" | Divorce
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| align="left" | Divorce  
| align="left" | Civil Registration
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| align="left" | Civil Registration  
 
| align="left" | Court Records, Newspapers
 
| align="left" | Court Records, Newspapers
 
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| align="left" | Emigration information
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| align="left" | Emigration information  
| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration, Periodicals
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| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration, Periodicals  
 
| align="left" | Newspapers, Church Records
 
| align="left" | Newspapers, Church Records
 
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| align="left" | Historical background
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| align="left" | Historical background  
| align="left" | History, Church History
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| align="left" | History, Church History  
 
| align="left" | Periodicals, Historical Geography
 
| align="left" | Periodicals, Historical Geography
 
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| align="left" | Immigration date
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| align="left" | Immigration date  
| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration, Periodicals
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| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration, Periodicals  
 
| align="left" | Newspapers, Church Records
 
| align="left" | Newspapers, Church Records
 
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| align="left" | Language helps
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| align="left" | Language helps  
| align="left" | Language and Languages
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| align="left" | Language and Languages  
 
| align="left" | Archives and Libraries, Societies
 
| align="left" | Archives and Libraries, Societies
 
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| align="left" | Living relatives
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| align="left" | Living relatives  
| align="left" | Societies, Directories
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| align="left" | Societies, Directories  
 
| align="left" | Newspapers
 
| align="left" | Newspapers
 
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| align="left" | Maiden name
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| align="left" | Maiden name  
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records
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| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records  
 
| align="left" | Newspapers, Cemeteries, Biography
 
| align="left" | Newspapers, Cemeteries, Biography
 
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| align="left" | Marriage information
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| align="left" | Marriage information  
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records,
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| align="left" | Civil Registration, Church Records,  
 
| align="left" | Newspapers, Cemeteries, Biography
 
| align="left" | Newspapers, Cemeteries, Biography
 
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| align="left" | Naming customs
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| align="left" | Naming customs  
| align="left" | Names, Personal
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| align="left" | Names, Personal  
 
| align="left" | Periodicals
 
| align="left" | Periodicals
 
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| align="left" | Naturalization
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| align="left" | Naturalization  
| align="left" | Court Records
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| align="left" | Court Records  
 
| align="left" | Naturalization and Citizenship
 
| align="left" | Naturalization and Citizenship
 
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| align="left" | Noble families
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| align="left" | Noble families  
| align="left" | Nobility
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| align="left" | Nobility  
 
| align="left" | Genealogy
 
| align="left" | Genealogy
 
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| align="left" | Occupations
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| align="left" | Occupations  
| align="left" | Census, Probate Records, Civil Registration, Church Records
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| align="left" | Census, Probate Records, Civil Registration, Church Records  
 
| align="left" | Directories, Court Records, Biography
 
| align="left" | Directories, Court Records, Biography
 
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| align="left" | Other family members
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| align="left" | Other family members  
| align="left" | Census, Probate Records
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| align="left" | Census, Probate Records  
 
| align="left" | Land and Property, Court Records, Biography
 
| align="left" | Land and Property, Court Records, Biography
 
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| align="left" | Parents
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| align="left" | Parents  
| align="left" | Church Records, Civil Registration, Census
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| align="left" | Church Records, Civil Registration, Census  
 
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Newspapers, Biography
 
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Newspapers, Biography
 
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| align="left" | Physical description
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| align="left" | Physical description  
| align="left" | Military Records, Court Records
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| align="left" | Military Records, Court Records  
 
| align="left" | Occupations
 
| align="left" | Occupations
 
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| align="left" | Place-finding aids
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| align="left" | Place-finding aids  
| align="left" | Gazetteers, Maps
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| align="left" | Gazetteers, Maps  
 
| align="left" | History, Directories
 
| align="left" | History, Directories
 
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| align="left" | Places of residence
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| align="left" | Places of residence  
| align="left" | Census, Probate Records, Church Records
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| align="left" | Census, Probate Records, Church Records  
 
| align="left" | Schools, Directories, Taxation
 
| align="left" | Schools, Directories, Taxation
 
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| align="left" | Place of residence when you know only the county
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| align="left" | Place of residence when you know only the county  
| align="left" | Genealogy, Civil Registration
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| align="left" | Genealogy, Civil Registration  
 
| align="left" | Probate Records
 
| align="left" | Probate Records
 
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| align="left" | Previous research
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| align="left" | Previous research  
| align="left" | Genealogy
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| align="left" | Genealogy  
 
| align="left" | Biography, Societies
 
| align="left" | Biography, Societies
 
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|-
| align="left" | Record-finding aids
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| align="left" | Record-finding aids  
| align="left" | Archives and Libraries
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| align="left" | Archives and Libraries  
 
| align="left" | Societies, Periodicals
 
| align="left" | Societies, Periodicals
 
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| align="left" | Religion
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| align="left" | Religion  
| align="left" | Church History
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| align="left" | Church History  
 
| align="left" | History, Church Records
 
| align="left" | History, Church Records
 
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| align="left" | Social activities
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| align="left" | Social activities  
| align="left" | History, Social Life and Customs
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| align="left" | History, Social Life and Customs  
 
| align="left" | Newspapers
 
| align="left" | Newspapers
 
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| align="left" | Language terms
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| align="left" | Language terms  
| align="left" | Language and Languages
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| align="left" | Language and Languages  
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[[Category:Wales|Record Selection Table]]
[[Category:Wales]]
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[[Category:Record Selection Tables]]

Revision as of 13:46, 2 January 2012

This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for research from 1800 to the present.

"Step 1. In column 1 select a research goal. Choose an ancestor you would like to know more about. What new information would you like to learn about that person?

Step 2. In column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.

> Read the FamilySearch Wiki articles about those types of records. They explain what the records might tell you, how to search them, and how to find them in the Family History Library Catalog. Some records are not at the library.

Step 3. In column 3 find additional record types that may be useful.

> Records of previous research (such as Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals but are not listed unless they are especially helpful.

"



1. 'If You Need ' 2. Look First In 3. Then Search
Age Census, Civil Registration, Church Records Cemeteries, Occupations, Military Records
Birth date Civil Registration, Church Records Cemeteries, Newspapers, Biography
Birth place Census, Civil Registration, Church Records Cemeteries, Biography
Boundaries and origins Gazetteers, Maps History, Historical Geography
Children Census, Church Records, Probate Records Newspapers. Biography
City or parish of foreign birth Census, Newspapers Military Records, Cemeteries
Coat of arms Heraldry Nobility
Country of foreign birth Census, Newspapers Military Records, Cemeteries
Death information Cemeteries, Civil Registration, Church Records Probate Records, Court Records, Land and Property, Biography
Divorce Civil Registration Court Records, Newspapers
Emigration information Emigration and Immigration, Periodicals Newspapers, Church Records
Historical background History, Church History Periodicals, Historical Geography
Immigration date Emigration and Immigration, Periodicals Newspapers, Church Records
Language helps Language and Languages Archives and Libraries, Societies
Living relatives Societies, Directories Newspapers
Maiden name Civil Registration, Church Records Newspapers, Cemeteries, Biography
Marriage information Civil Registration, Church Records, Newspapers, Cemeteries, Biography
Naming customs Names, Personal Periodicals
Naturalization Court Records Naturalization and Citizenship
Noble families Nobility Genealogy
Occupations Census, Probate Records, Civil Registration, Church Records Directories, Court Records, Biography
Other family members Census, Probate Records Land and Property, Court Records, Biography
Parents Church Records, Civil Registration, Census Cemeteries, Newspapers, Biography
Physical description Military Records, Court Records Occupations
Place-finding aids Gazetteers, Maps History, Directories
Places of residence Census, Probate Records, Church Records Schools, Directories, Taxation
Place of residence when you know only the county Genealogy, Civil Registration Probate Records
Previous research Genealogy Biography, Societies
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries Societies, Periodicals
Religion Church History History, Church Records
Social activities History, Social Life and Customs Newspapers
Language terms Language and Languages