What would be the best way to obtain family history, death or birth information on very old relatives?
I need to know exactly where I originate from. Who exactly my paternal and fraternal great, great grandparents were. I can't get any information from other family members. I think I know a few of the towns were some could have possibly lived.
Asked By: coribud - 4/9/2007
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There are lots of variables that can make your search easy or hard. It's up to you how organized you get and how persistent you'll be... More
Answered By: GenevievesMom - 4/10/2007
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First organize what you know on genealogy software so you know what you don't know and where to research next. You'll need at least access to census images - ancestry.com's are the best. Through the 1900s you can usually order birth and death certificates. Earlier than that you can traipse cemeteries if the locality's... More
Answered By: grannytoad - 4/9/2007
For me it was learning the area where they lived and than writting to newspapers and places like the fort that kept old history information.most death records can be purchased from the county clerks office where they last lived... More
Answered By: tracey o - 4/10/2007
If you know what state they lived in you can use the census to locate your grandparents. From that it will give you a county and you can get birth and death records from that county or state. Listed on those documents are parents names. You can also use obits. Also try familysearch.org you might get lucky there.
Answered By: Holly N - 4/10/2007
DNA will give you the basic area your family orginated. Go to www.familytree.com. Outside of this keep things simple and organized. The simplier and better organized the better as this can get very confusing. List all relatives connected to their parents-place of birth, death, marriages and so forth. Don't forget... More
Answered By: mcdomnhal - 4/17/2007
Death certificates. If any of them were drawing social security at time of death and off their own social security number they will be on the Social Security Death Index. Ordering a copy of their application when they applied for social security can be better than a death certificate. Both death certificates and... More
Answered By: Shirley T - 4/17/2007
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