Hidden Sources: Family History in Unlikely Places
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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American State Papers
Delayed Birth Records
Poles in Chicago 18371937
A Hamburg passenger emigration 1852
Native American death affidavit
Illinois Civil War veterans
Land Grants and Patents
Enlistment form for a substitute for a drafted
Motor Vehicle Registration Records
Obituaries and Obituary Collections
List of detained aliens S S Soythia 181 1890 veterans schedule 233
Illinois pioneer biography
Grand Army of the Republic
Court guardianship petition
New York City ca 1900
probate file of James Wilmot
A certificate of marriage
A slave schedule from the 1860 Census