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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 (Be aware that ages given in documents before 1850 are often incorrect.) Civil Registration, Population, Church Records, Jewish Records Census, Notarial Records, Court Records
Birth date and birthplace Civil Registration, Population, Church Records, Jewish Records Emigration and Immigration, Public Records,Military Records
Boundaries (parish, municipality, or province) Gazetteers, Maps, History Names, Geographical; Historical Geography
Death information Civil Registration, Church Records, Jewish Records, Public Records Taxation, Cemeteries, Guardianship,Probate Records, Notarial Records, Court Records
Divorce Civil Registration Court Records
Emigration information Emigration and Immigration, Population See the FamilySearch Wiki article for the country to which the ancestor immigrated.
Historical background History, Church History Minorities
Language helps Language and Languages Handwriting
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Maiden name Civil Registration,Church Records, Public Records Taxation, Notarial Records,Court Records
Marriage information Civil Registration, Church Records Public Records, Taxation
Naming customs Names, Personal Genealogy
Noble families Nobility, Heraldry Genealogy, Periodicals, Biography
Occupations Civil Registration, Population, Census Naturalization and Citizenship, Notarial Records, Court Records
Parents, children, and other family members Civil Registration, Population, Church Records, Jewish Records Guardianship, Census, Probate Records, Notarial Records, Court Records
Physical description Military Records Civil Registration
Place-finding aids Gazetteers, Maps Names, Geographical; Historical Geography
Places of residence Civil Registration, Population, Church Records, Public Records Census; Taxation;Land and Property; Names, Personal
Previous research (compiled genealogy) Genealogy, Periodicals, Societies History, Biography
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries, Genealogy Societies
Religion Population, Civil Registration, Church Records, Jewish Records Minorities, Church History
Social activities Social Life and Customs Church History