Friday, November 22, 2013

CHECKLIST FOR BEGINNING GENEALOGISTS

PART TWO

Records/Documents with Potential Significance for Genealogists (continued)

The following types of record can provide valuable information for the person just beginning his/her genealogical research:

Holiday cards
Homestead land records
Hospital records
Immigration records
Insurance records
Jail/prison records
Labor union records
Land records
Letters
Licensing board records
Lineage societies
Manuscripts
Maps
Marriage records
Medical records
Mental institution records
Military discharge papers
Military enlistment papers
Military service records
Militia records
Mortality schedules
Naturalization records
Newspapers
Obituaries
Orphanage/foundling home records
Passenger records
Passports
Patriotic society records
Pension records
Personal property records
Phone books
Photo albums
Photographs
Plantation records
Poor farm records
Professional association records
Railroad records
Regimental histories
School records
Scrapbooks
Ship photos
Social Security records
Tax records
Trade catalogs
Veterans' organization records
Will and probate records
WPA (Works Progress Administration) records
Yearbooks

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