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This table can help you decide which records to search using the following steps:

Step 1. In column 1, find your goal.

Step 2. In column 2, find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.

Step 3. In column 3, find additional records that may be useful.

What you are looking for: Try these records first: Other useful records:
Age Census, Civil Registration, Church Records Military Records
Birth date and birthplace Civil Registration, Church Records Military Records
Boundaries (parish, district, county, province) Gazetteers, Historical Geography Maps, History
Country of foreign birth Church Records, Census Emigration and Immigration, Military Records
Death information Civil Registration, Church Records
Emigration information Emigration and Immigration, Census Military Records
Historical background History, Genealogy Maps
Language helps Language and Languages Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Living relatives Directories, Civil Registration Societies, Periodicals
Maiden name Civil Registration, Church Records
Marriage information Church Records, Civil Registration, Genealogy Biography, Nobility, Periodicals
Naming customs Names, Personal Social Life and Customs
Noble families Nobility, Heraldry Biography, Periodicals
Occupation Civil Registration, Church Records Notarial Records
Parents, children, and other family members Census, Civil Registration Church Records
Physical description Military Records, Emigration and Immigration Biography
Place-finding aids Gazetteers, Historical Geography, Directories, Church Directories History, Periodicals
Places of residence Census, Church Records, Directories, Civil Registration
Places of residence when you know only the province Directories, Census, Civil Registration Church Records, Military Records
Previous research (compiled genealogy) Biography, Genealogy, Societies Nobility, Periodicals
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries, Genealogy Societies, Periodicals, Church Directories
Religion Church Records, Biography, Civil Registration Cemeteries, Genealogy, History, Church History
Social Activities History, Social Life and Customs