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HIS122 - Dr. Don Fisher - Family History Project: Find Websites

Reference Librarian

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Jeanne Tuohey
Office: G242B

Great Places to Start

 Internet resources can give you clues for researching your family tree.  Remember to verify everything you find on the the Internet and evaluate your sources just like you would for any other web site.  You can find many clues to your family's ancestors, and even original documents.  Search for stories, maps, photos, and other interesting facts to make your research interesting.

  It's also important to recognize that much family history is also not available online but located within the collections of a variety of historical repositories, like small historical societies and public libraries. Oftentimes your research will require you to contact one of these places and request information. Knowing that, start your research early if you have a deadline! 

Vital Record Resources

      Vital Records


a)  Vital Records Information

Information for ordering birth, death, marriage records online.


b)  Obituary Central 



dc Online Searchable Death Indexes 

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