Hidden Sources: Family History in Unlikely Places

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Ancestry Publishing, 2000 - Reference - 292 pages
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Family history researchers are accustomed to searching among vital records, censuses, and other commonly used sources. But there are any number of more-obscure sources that can lead researchers to vital information, and Obscure Sources: Great Clues in Hidden Places will introduce you to them.

Bankruptcy records, special censuses, employment records, and coroners' records are only a few of the kinds of records you can turn to when other sources prove unfruitful.

Obscure Sources is an overview of a large number of sources that are often overlooked. It discusses where these records can be found, offers some options for locating these records through the Internet, and provides a selected bibliography of background information and methodology.

  

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Contents

American State Papers
21
Association Records
34
City Directories
47
Deeds
62
Delayed Birth Records
64
Poles in Chicago 18371937
77
FamilySearch
78
A Hamburg passenger emigration 1852
83
Native American death affidavit
113
Illinois Civil War veterans
119
Land Grants and Patents
122
Marriage Dispensations
138
Enlistment form for a substitute for a drafted
146
Motor Vehicle Registration Records
152
Obituaries and Obituary Collections
167
List of detained aliens S S Soythia 181 1890 veterans schedule 233
190

Illinois pioneer biography
89
Grand Army of the Republic
92
Court guardianship petition
95
card
101
Immigrant Letters
106
Immigrant letter
107
New York City ca 1900
196
probate file of James Wilmot
202
A certificate of marriage
208
A slave schedule from the 1860 Census
214
Appendixes
241
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