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Genealogy Boot Camp Session 4

Genealogy Boot Camp Session 4

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  • 1. Genealogy Boot Camp Session Four: Where do we go from here?
  • 2. Social Security Card Applications (SS-5) The “other” vital record
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  • 5. Social Security Card Application (SS-5 ) Date and place of birth (Parents names (includes maiden name) Address at time of registration Place and Length of employment Address of employer Usually includes a signature
  • 6. Death certificates often include social security numbers
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  • 8. Social Security Card Application (SS-5) Provides foreign ancestor’s place of birth!
  • 9. Beyond Census and Vital Records Finding genealogical information from other record types
  • 10. Newspaper Obituaries
  • 11. Newspaper Articles
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  • 13. City Directories
  • 14. Transcriptions
  • 15. County History Books
  • 16. Railroad Retirement Records (CER-1)
  • 17. Railroad Retirement Records
  • 18. Railroad Retirement Records
  • 19. World War I Civilian Draft Card Registration • First Registration. The registration on 5 June 1917, was for men aged twenty-one to thirty-one—men born between 6 June 1886 and 5 June 1896 . • Second Registration. The registration on 5 June 1918, was for men who had turned twenty-one years of age since the previous registration—men born between 6 June 1896 and 5 June 1897. Men who had not previously registered and were not already in the military also registered. In addition, a supplemental registration on 24 August 1918, was for men who turned twenty-one years of age since 5 June 1918. • Third Registration. The registration on 12 Sept 1918, was for men aged eighteen to twenty-one and thirty-one to forty-five—men born between 11 Sept 1872 and 12 Sept 1900.
  • 20. Military Pension Applications
  • 21. Sworn Testimony from Civil War Pension Application
  • 22. Ship Passenger Lists
  • 23. Naturalization (Citizenship) Applications
  • 24. Where Are Genealogical Records Kept?
  • 25. Local County Courthouse Grayson County, Kentucky
  • 26. National and State Archives National Archives in D.C.
  • 27. Family History Library and Family History Centers Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 28. Larger Genealogical Libraries Newberry Library in Chicago
  • 29. Local Public Libraries Local library in Arthur, Illinois
  • 30. Local Historical Societies County and Town Historical Societies
  • 31. Searching Libraries
    • Union Catalog for most U.S. Libraries www.worldcat.org
    • Family History Library Catalog www.familysearch.org
    • Local Library Catalogs www.libdex.com
  • 32. Continuing Education
  • 33. Read Books!
  • 34. Read Genealogy Magazines
  • 35. Attend Genealogical Society Meetings
  • 36. Go to Genealogy Conferences
  • 37. Browse Genealogy Web Sites
  • 38. Use Message Boards
  • 39. Listen to Genealogy Podcasts
  • 40. Read Genealogy Blogs
  • 41. Ask a Librarian
  • 42. Genealogy Boot Camp Session Four: Where do we go from here?