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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 Church Records, Civil Registration Obituaries
Birth date and birth place Church Records, Civil Registration, Census
Boundaries (parish, district, or county) Gazetteers, Historical Geography Maps
Death information Church Records, Civil Registration Obituaries
Emigration information Emigration & Immigration Naturalization & Citizenship
Historical background Historical Geography, History Church History
Language helps Languages, Handwriting
Living relatives Directories Obituaries
Maiden name Church Records, Civil Registration
Marriage information Church Records, Civil Registration Religious Records, Genealogy
Naming customs Names, Personal Periodicals
Noble families Heraldry Genealogy
Occupations Occupations Church Records, Civil Registration
Parents, children, and other family members Church Records, Civil Registration Census
Physical description Military Records
Place-finding aids Gazetteers Maps
Places of residence Church Records, Civil Registration Naturalization & Citizenship
Previous research (compiled genealogy) Genealogy Periodicals
Record-finding aids Gazetteers
Religion Religious Records, Church Records, Civil Registration Church History
Social activities Societies