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.
Step 3. In column 3 find additional record types that may be useful.
|What you are looking for:||Try these records first:||Other useful records:|
|Age||Church Records||Census, Probate Records|
|Birth date||Church Records|
|Boundaries and Origins||Gazetteers||Maps, History|
|Children||Church Records||Census, Probate|
|Death information||Church Records||Probate|
|Emigration date||Emigration and Immigration||Church Records|
|Ethnic background||Church Records||Minorities, Social Life and Customs, Ethnology|
|Historical background||History||Social Life and Customs|
|Maiden name||Church Records|
|Marriage information||Church Records|
|Occupations||Church Records||Probate, Occupations|
|Other family members||Church Records||Census, Probate|
|Parents||Church Records||Census, Probate|
|Physical description||Military Records||Biography, Genealogy|
|Place-finding aids||Postal and Shipping Guides||Gazetteers, Maps,|
|Place of residence||Church Records||Geographical Names Census, Taxation|
|Previous research||Genealogy, Periodicals||Biography, History, Archives, and Libraries|
|Record-finding aids||Archives and Libraries||Bibliography, Genealogy|
|Religion||Church Records||Minorities, Encyclopedias, and Dictionaries|
|Social activities||Social Life and Customs||History|