Tips When Researching

How are you documenting your research? Have you considered setting up a checklist so you don’t go back over the same information?

Listed below are the main documents/records you will be looking for :

  • Birth records/certificate
  • Baptism records
  • Marriage records/certificate
  • Death record/certificate
  • Cemetery /burial records
  • Census records
  • Passenger lists
  • Land tax records
  • Military records
  • Court records
  • Accommodation rent records
  • Probate/wills administration records

Consider checking newspaper records for public notices/court records/passenger lists/legal notices

If you have a family heirloom, such as a bible or school records,  make a note of that too on your checklist with a small description and mention of where it is stored

Use the ‘snipping tool’ on your pc to keep a record of the newspaper/passenger lists

Enjoy your research! It will bring you excitement and satisfaction!