Finding Your Family History

 

 

Types of Genealogy Records

 

Suggested Places to Find Records

Adoption Records

Bibles

  • At home

Business Records

  • Business itself, local library or state archives

Cemetery Records

  • Local library, church or city hall

Census

Church Records

  • The church your ancestor attended or the local library

City Directories

  • Local library or state archives

Court Records

  • Court at which trial was held

Immigration Records

Land and Property Records

Marriage Records

Military Records

Naturalization and Citizenship Records

Newspapers and Obituaries

Occupational Records

  • At home, local library or state archives

Printed Genealogy Books

  • Local library or state archives

Probate and Wills

  • County Clerk of Court for which probate or will was filed

Tax Records

Vital Statistics Records (Birth or Death certificates)