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Genealogy Help

Vital records, as their name suggests, are connected with central life events: birth, marriage, and death. Maintained by civil authorities, these public records are prime sources of genealogical information. These records are critically important in genealogy research, often supplying details on family members well back into the nineteenth century.

There are many sources for birth, death and marriage events that are not in the vital records office. Cemeteries, church records, newspapers, military records, immigration and naturalization records, as well as family records in letters and Bibles, are all places where evidence of vital events might be found. Once vital records have been researched, and especially if none are available for the location and time period required, a good procedure would be to try to locate your ancestors using census records.

Every state has a division charged with the responsibility of maintaining and dispersing public information from its vital record holdings. Each state page on this website indicates the availability of birth records, marriage records, death records, and divorce records and the agencies responsible for maintaining them.




Census Records Online

1930 Census  US Census Records for 1930. Available as of April 1, 2002.

1920 Census  US Census Records for 1920.

1910 Census  US Census Records for 1910.

1900 Census  US Census Records for 1900.

1890 Census  US Census Records for 1890.

1880 Census  US Census Records for 1880.

1870 Census  US Census Records for 1870.

1860 Census  US Census Records for 1860.

1850 Census  US Census Records for 1850.

1840 Census  US Census Records for 1840.

1830 Census  US Census Records for 1830.

1820 Census  US Census Records for 1820.

1810 Census  US Census Records for 1810.

1800 Census  US Census Records for 1800.

1790 Census  US Census Records for 1790.



Category Database Lists

Birth, Marriage & Death Databases  Includes: Social Security Deatn Index, UK & Ireland Parish and Probate Records, Massachusetts Town Vital Records.

Census Databases  Includes: U.S. Federal Census Images, 1890 Census Substitute, U.S. Federal Census Indexes

Military Databases  Includes: Civil War Pension Index, Civil War Research Database

Immigration Databases  Includes: Passengers and Immigration Lists, Wuerttemberg Emigration Index, Great Migration Index.

Court, Land and Probate Databases  Includes: Texas Land Title Abstracts, Middlesex, MA Probate Index

Newspaper Archives & Periodical Databases  Includes: Historical Newspaper Collection, Periodical Source Index ( PERSI )

Reference Databases  Includes: The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, Genealogical Library Master Catalog ( GLMC )

Biography and History Databases  Includes: Slave Narratives, Biography and Genealogy Master Index ( BGMI )


Additional Information Pages

SSDI - Social Security Death Index  Over 67 Million Records.

U.S. 1930 Census Records  Census Images Online. Available April 1, 2002. Find out about it now.

Civil War & Military Indexes  2.5 Million application cards. Veteran's Name and State. Military records.

Ancestry / Ancestory / Ancestery  Genealogy Database Search for Ancestry.com

Genealogy Sites  Genealogy sites that aid in Family History research.

Obituary Information  Helpful information when researching obituaries.


More Resources

International Databases  United Kingdom Genealogy/UK Genealogy, England Genealogy & English Genealogy, Ireland Genealogy & Irish Genealogy, Scotland Genealogy & Scotish Genealogy

US Federal Census Records  View actual census images online.

Newspaper Archive  Historical Newspapers Online

Genealogy Databases Organized by Type  Birth, Marriage, Death, Census, Military, Land and Deed, Court and Probate records.

Military Records  Military records, service records, Civil War Pension Index, Revolutionary War Soldiers, World War I & II Databases.

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