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Find Your Roots Online! An overview of genealogical resources on the Internet
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  • Find all the vital records (birth, baptism, death, marriage records) that you can for each ancestor.
  • These records will give you clues for searching for more information. 
  • Check Cyndis List http://www.cyndislist.com  to find if your state has online records or only information for sending for records.

 

 

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"For the estimated 75% of American families with ancestors who once lived in, or passed through, New York City, the Archives is a mandatory stop on the research trail."

(From NYC's Department of Records)

     

    Vital Record Resources

          Vital Records (birth, marriage, death)

     

    a)                  Vital Records Information

    http://www.vitalrec.com/

    Information for ordering birth, death, marriage records online.

    Select the state you are interested in.

     

    b)                  Obituary Central

    http://www.obitcentral.com 

    A database of searching, by state, obituaries and cemeteries.

     

    c)                  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900

    http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp

    An example of a state vital record index.

     

    d)                  New York City Vital Records

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/archives/genealogy.shtml

    The Municipal Archives maintains vital records for the five boroughs of New York.

    Includes online application forms

     

    e)                  Online Searchable Death Indexes

    http://www.deathindexes.com/ 

    A directory of links to websites with online death indexes.

    Listed by state and county.

    f)                     Social Security Death Index

    http://www.deathindexes.com/ssdi.html

    Provides information for searching the SSDI at various sites.

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