Important Document Overview

Here is a quick and simple overview of documents you should be searching for to aid you in your family tree research! There is a short description of information you could find in each one of these records.

Vital records can be of great value when uncovering your families past. These are true treasures!

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Research Trip Prep!

I am beyond excited to share that I have a family member who has the wonderful opportunity to travel to Italy and research more of our Italian heritage.

While she is there, we want her to be able to make the most of the time she has to research, so I put together a small research binder for her to travel with. I do have a great deal of information on our Italian ancestors and it would not make sense for her to take all of this information along with her.

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The binder I put together for her to take is a 1/2” bendable binder divided into 8 sections with plastic tabs (each with a pocket to hold items if needed). The sections are divided into the following headings…

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At First Glance

When I research, I type in my ancestor’s name and important dates I may have for that individual. If I am searching on Ancestry.com, Familysearch.org, or libertyellisfoundation.org, I may get a lot of results that appear that they match my search!

I would like to share an example of a record that I recently discovered after searching for YEARS AND YEARS! Some searches will take you a long time. Be patient and diligent.

Here’s my example:

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