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To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:. Ecclesiastes 3:1. This is the Season. For Family History. An Overview. Presented by:. DeAnne Shelley. Lesson 1:. How to Accomplish Your Original Research. Lesson 2:. Organization of Your Research Notebook.
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To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1
This is the Season For Family History
An Overview Presented by: DeAnne Shelley
Lesson 1: How to Accomplish Your Original Research
Lesson 2: Organization of Your Research Notebook
There are two types of records: • Previous Research Family history already compiled by others • New Research Family history done by you in original records
Strengths of Previous Research • Information has already been gathered for you. • These sources give you clues about where to search. • They may have stories, and details about your family.
Weaknesses of Previous Research • May be inaccurate • May not be well documented • May mislead you if you are not very careful
Original Records - Plowing new ground. There are many kinds of original records.
Lesson 2: Checking What Has Already Been Completed
Lesson 4: How to do Family History on the Internet
Lesson 5: Locating My Family using Census Records
Census Records • Places people in a time and place • Gives name and birth year in later censuses • Gives other details, including parents, immigration, and naturalization
Lesson 6: Using the Handybook and FHLC
Lesson 7: Vital Records
Vital or Civil Records • Birth, marriage and death records • Gives dates, places and relationships • Families can be built from this information
Lesson 8: Church Records
Church Records • Gives birth, marriage and burial • information • Very useful in European and South American countries • Often go back to the early 1500s
Lesson 9: Land and Tax Records
Land Records • Where a family lived – state, county, township • Time period they were there • Names of husband and wife selling land • Name of the buyer
Who owned the land previously • Neighbors • Children involved in an estate settlement • Economic condition of the family
Lesson 10: Probate and Court Records
Probate Records • Wills • Estate inventories • Cemetery records • Funeral home records • Obituaries
Lesson 11: Military Records
Lesson 12: Emigration, Immigration and Naturalization Records
Records need to be analyzed to be really understood • How close to the event was it written? • Who wrote it? Be careful about conclusions!!