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  1. Other Records Birth, Death, Marriage, Military, Immigration Library & archive online catalogs

  2. Birth • Birth recording varies by state • Birth certificates are recent • Alabama – only complete after 1927 • www.birthdatabase.net • Some churches have christening records

  3. Death • Social Security Death Index • After 1963 • ssdi.rootsweb.com • Obituaries • www.legacy.com/Obituaries.asp?Page=ObitFinder • Death certificates from states • statearchives.us/public/ • Other databases • www.familysearch.org • www.ancestry.com • www.findagrave.com

  4. Marriage • Some states have online indexes • Search for – ‘statename marriage records’ • Marriage records from states • statearchives.us/public/ • www.ancestry.com

  5. Military • Revolutionary War www.footnote.com • Civil War www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ • World War I – Draft Registration • 98% of men born 1872-1900 • www.ancestry.com • WWII • aad.archives.gov/aad/series-list.jsp?cat=WR26 • Korean War • aad.archives.gov/aad/series-list.jsp?cat=WR27 • Vietnam War • aad.archives.gov/aad/series-list.jsp?cat=WR28

  6. Military (continued) • DD214 (or equivalent) • Separation from service • www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/index.html • Veteran, unremarried spouse, father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter • ADAH for Alabama vets • Located in Montgomery (quicker) • Broader definition of family for access

  7. Immigration • Only after 1819 was it required to have passenger lists • Numerous Ports of Entry • www.archives.gov/genealogy/immigration/passenger-arrival.html • Select records, times, ports • Germans, Russians, Irish Famine, Italian • aad.archives.gov/aad/series-list.jsp?cat=GP22 • Many databases, some images • www.ancestry.com • Ellis Island 1892-1924 • www.ellisisland.org

  8. Offline (non-web) Records • Until recently none were online • Many places allow catalog access online • Can prepare for visit • Request loan of microfilmed records

  9. Auburn University • 1st Floor • Alabama Collection • Genealogy Collection • aubiecat.auburn.edu • Select Keyword Search • Search on ‘countyname county’ • Look for books in above collections • Most are for reference only, no checkout

  10. Archives • National • www.archives.gov/genealogy/ • Many document images available via www.footnote.com $ • Alabama • www.archives.state.al.us/ge.html • Georgia • content.sos.state.ga.us/index.php

  11. Family History Library • THE genealogical library • Salt Lake City, Utah • Millions of microfilm rolls, books • Local Family History Centers are branches of the main library • One in Opelika • Can search catalog • www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp

  12. County Records • www.usgenweb.org • Select state • Select county • See what information is there for county records • Search on ‘countyname statename records’