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  • 1. Genealogy Records YOU Need – Where to find them… By Tina Sansone Tennessee Genealogical Society
  • 2. Birth • Family • Vital • Probate • Land • Immigration • Emmigration • Military • Cemetery • Census • Newspapers • Church • Special Collections • Manuscripts • Correspondence – Letters, Dairies, etc.
  • 3. Death Records • Death Certificates • Obituaries • Social Security Death Index (SSDI) • Cemetery Records – Tombstones – Funeral Records – Funeral Cards • Church Records • City Directories • Military – Pensions – Memorials • Mortality Schedules • Coroner’s Report • Online Death Indexes • Estate Records • Family Records – Letters, Diaries, etc.
  • 4. Marriage Records • Marriage Certificates • State Archives • City and County civil registrations • Church records of marriages • Online records sites • Newspapers often listed articles about marriages • Obituaries sometimes give marriage dates • Submitted genealogies posted by others • Google and other web site search sites • Personal histories • Family Bibles
  • 5. Maiden Names • Marriage records: application, license, certificate (Church and Civil) • Cemetery records: burial, saxton, purchase and maintenance of plot, headstone • Census records: Federal and State • Land records: deeds, morgages • Church records: death, marriage and christening, membership • Probate records: Wills • Newspaper records: birth, marriage and death announcements, society pages • Death records: certificate (Church and Civil) • Military records: service and pension, elistment, • Naming patterns: name passed on as a given or middle name, name multi generational
  • 6. Immigrants Country of Arrival • Archives and Libraries • Biography • Business Records • Cemeteries ·Census • Church Records • Court Records • Emigration • Genealogy • History • Land &Property • Military Records • Naturalization • Newspapers • Obituaries • Pensions • Periodicals • Probate Records • Societies • Vital Records • Voting Registers
  • 7. Immigrants Country of Origin • Census • Church Records • Civil Registration • Court Records • Directories • Emigration • Genealogy • History • Land & Property • Military Records • Names Personal • Newspapers • Periodicals • Population • Probate Records • Societies • Taxation
  • 8. Vital Records Chart by Family Tree Magazine • http://familytreemagazine.com/upload/images/P DF/vitalrecords.pdf • United States* • Birth • Marriage • Death • *Some of the states are not updated, but a good guide.
  • 9. Some places to find genealogical records • Ancestry.com • FamilySearch • Fold3 • Linkpendium • Cyndi’s list • State Archives • Genealogy Societies & Libraries • USGenWeb Project • Military websites (DAR, Civil War Sailor & Soldiers Index) • Don’t forget newer resources – Blogs & Social Networks