Places to Research

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by Gena Philibert Ortega

The following list is adapted from the book, The Weekend Genealogist: Timesaving Techniques for Effective Research. By Marcia Yannizze Melnyk. Ohio:BetterwayBooks, 2000. It can be found on page 108. I have included website links to some of the resources on the list.

Groups of Societies that May Already Have the Information You Need:

National Archives and Records Administration
Family History Library and local Family History Center
Vital Records Offices- State, County, or Town
State Archives
Daughters of the American Revolution
Historical Societies-State, County, Local
Genealogical Societies-State, County, Local
• Surname Societies and Family Associations
Libraries-Public, State, College, and Academic
Town Halls
• County Courts-Probate, Land, and Vital Records
• Fraternal Organizations
• Ethnic Organizations
• Churches
• Cemeteries and Undertakers
• Internet
• Employers
• Occupational Organizations
• Book Publishers-Historical and Genealogical
• Military Facilities

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