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Ritter Public Library
 Always begin with yourself.
 Document all the information you find.
 Document the positive and negative of
your resear...
 Always write out the date.
*June 15, 1977 vs. 06-15-77
 Always record a person’s full name.
*Virginia Elizabeth (Wentwo...
 Ancestral Charts
 Family Group Sheet
 Correspondence Record
 Census Chart
 Research Extract
Cyndi’s List
 A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links
that point you to genealogical research sites...
 Ritter Room
 Vermilion newspaper on microfilm back to 1890.
 Microfilm machine.
 Vermilion yearbooks.
 Copies of new...
www.ritterpubliclibrary.org
1
2
3
 Clevnet Databases
 Ancestry Library Edition (in library only)
 Access to more than 4,000 genealogy databases with a si...
 More than 4,000 genealogy databases with a single
search.
 Databases include
 Complete U.S. Census & Index 1790-1940
...
Start
searching
in a
specific
collection.
Blank census
forms and
charts to help
record
information.
Limit
results to
a specific
location.
Limit
results to
a specific
type of
record.
Usually it’s best
to start with a
broad search
and then
narrow results
down.
Tips:
• Allow for variations
in spelling of names.
•Look for occupations,
value of home.
• Who lived in the
same house?
• ...
Occupation
is Baseball
Notice he lived with his in-laws, was married with two daughters, his parents
were born in Germany,...
Many people will have
links to their
obituaries and photos.
Browse Histories, News,
and Photos for primary
source information.
Search for a person or
use Keyword search for
a location.
Click
thumbnail
image to
enlarge.
Immigration & Travel >
Immigration &
emigration books >
Keyword Search for Ellis
Island
Stars & Stripes
Nov. 24, 1963
Sears Catalog - 1900
Tools for viewing
and printing on
right sidebar.
HINT: Save a copy or a screen print of the original
document. Then it can...
www.ancestry.com
Click on
Site Map
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Trace your roots 2015

  1. 1. Ritter Public Library
  2. 2.  Always begin with yourself.  Document all the information you find.  Document the positive and negative of your research.  Don’t believe everything you see or hear unless it is cited.  Make photocopies whenever possible.
  3. 3.  Always write out the date. *June 15, 1977 vs. 06-15-77  Always record a person’s full name. *Virginia Elizabeth (Wentworth) Peck  Research the real name, not a nickname.  Always look for variations in a surname.  Always record maiden names.  Always keep a backup copy of your research.
  4. 4.  Ancestral Charts  Family Group Sheet  Correspondence Record  Census Chart  Research Extract
  5. 5. Cyndi’s List  A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online. Family Search  Create a family tree online and search millions of records from Church of LDS. Ohio Obituary Index  An index to 2,750,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day. Actual obits may be ordered from over 60 partner libraries. US GenWeb  Free genealogy websites for every county in US.
  6. 6.  Ritter Room  Vermilion newspaper on microfilm back to 1890.  Microfilm machine.  Vermilion yearbooks.  Copies of newspaper articles on popular topics.  Local history collection.  Nonfiction collection  Genealogy books are upstairs: 929.1 – 929.3  Book a Librarian  Call for an appointment to work on a specific topic.
  7. 7. www.ritterpubliclibrary.org 1 2 3
  8. 8.  Clevnet Databases  Ancestry Library Edition (in library only)  Access to more than 4,000 genealogy databases with a single search.  Cleveland Necrology File  contains local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975.  Heritage Quest Online  Contains US Census, periodical index, Revolutionary War records, and US Serial Set (actions of Congress).  Ohio Historical Society  Full text documents and images plus research tools.
  9. 9.  More than 4,000 genealogy databases with a single search.  Databases include  Complete U.S. Census & Index 1790-1940  Birth, marriage, death records  Church records  Court records  Immigration records including ship details  The Map Center contains more than 1,000 historical maps.  Other notable collections include  WWI Draft Registration Cards  Federal Slave Narratives  Civil War collection with over 6900 photographs  World War II news reels  Stars & Stripes newspaper
  10. 10. Start searching in a specific collection. Blank census forms and charts to help record information.
  11. 11. Limit results to a specific location. Limit results to a specific type of record.
  12. 12. Usually it’s best to start with a broad search and then narrow results down.
  13. 13. Tips: • Allow for variations in spelling of names. •Look for occupations, value of home. • Who lived in the same house? • Where were parents born? •Neighbors or relatives nearby? •Use address and locate home on map or Google Earth.
  14. 14. Occupation is Baseball Notice he lived with his in-laws, was married with two daughters, his parents were born in Germany, many neighbors were immigrants.
  15. 15. Many people will have links to their obituaries and photos.
  16. 16. Browse Histories, News, and Photos for primary source information.
  17. 17. Search for a person or use Keyword search for a location. Click thumbnail image to enlarge.
  18. 18. Immigration & Travel > Immigration & emigration books > Keyword Search for Ellis Island
  19. 19. Stars & Stripes Nov. 24, 1963 Sears Catalog - 1900
  20. 20. Tools for viewing and printing on right sidebar. HINT: Save a copy or a screen print of the original document. Then it can be cropped, highlighted or manipulated as desired for a project. You can email up to 300 images (documents) to yourself.
  21. 21. www.ancestry.com Click on Site Map

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