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What types of archives and documents are included in my research?


In order to avoid brick walls and to gather as much information about a family as possible, I use an archive check list similar to this one below during a search.

It is a great way to share the information I found in my research and to help a family in determining their 2nd nationality options.


It is also a great tool that helps saves time, keep me on track in finding the information wanted by family members etc. My checklist often changes depending on the needs of my clients but I always keep it handy in order to make sure we find all the information out there.

}Check out all the information that I research below.

EMPLOYMENT

Apprentice records

Medical journals

Insurance records

Patents

Professional licenses

Railroad, mining &

factory records

Professional

organization records

Social Security

applications

CEMETERY &

FUNERAL

Burial records

Grave locations

Tombstone inscriptions

CENSUSES

Agriculture indexes

American Indian

Civil War schedules

Federal censuses

School censuses

Slave schedules

State, territorial & local censuses

CHURCH

Baptism & Christening lists

Marriage banns

COURT

Adoption records

Coroners’ files

Criminal records

Custody papers

Estate inventories

Guardianship

Licenses & permits

Marriage bonds, licenses & certificates

Military discharges

Name changes

Naturalizations

Voter registrations

Wills

​DIRECTORIES

City

Telephone

IMMIGRATION

Alien registration

Citizenship papers

Passenger lists

Passports

Passport

applications

LAND & PROPERTY

Deeds

Grants & patents

Mortgages & leases

Tax rolls

​MILITARY

Draft records

Pension info

Service records

NEWSPAPERS

Birth announcements

Engagement, marriage

& anniversary

announcements

Family reunions

Immigrant ship notices

Legal notices

Local news

Obituaries & death notices

VITAL

Birth certificates

Death certificates

Marriage info

Stillbirth info

Divorce & annulment

OTHER

Online Stories

Religious documents

Local library archives





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