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Find Your Roots Online! An overview of genealogical resources on the Internet
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Hints & Tips

  • 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  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

    Information for ordering birth, death, marriage records online.

    Select the state you are interested in.


    b)                  Obituary Central 

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


    c)                  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900

    An example of a state vital record index.


    d)                  New York City Vital Records

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

    Includes online application forms


    e)                  Online Searchable Death Indexes 

    A directory of links to websites with online death indexes.

    Listed by state and county.

    f)                     Social Security Death Index

    Provides information for searching the SSDI at various sites.

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