Documenting Recent Generations - Suggested Sources


Complete Birth Certificate Birth Record
Delayed Birth Certificate Newspaper Announcement
Doctor/Midwife Record School Record
Church Record Baptismal Certificate
HMO Record Social Security Application
Census – Federal, State Job Application – Federal, Local


Complete Marriage Record Marriage Certificate
Bond/Bann Newspaper Announcement
Divorce Tombstone/Cemetery Record


Complete Death Record Church Record/Notice
Cemetery/Tombstone Record Obituary
Commercial Cemetery Record Mourning/Funeral Card
Funeral Home Record Professional Organizations
Insurance Policy Fraternal Organization Records
Social Security Death Record  



Census – State, Federal Probate Records
Land Records Bible and Family Records
Military and Pension Records Church Registers and Records
Tax Records Encounters with the Law
Genealogies (use with caution) County Histories (use with caution)


Telegrams Church Personnel
Passports and Visa Applications Institutional (Military homes, prisons)
Letters from Town Clerks and Town Historians Employment Record – Private Industry
Mortgage or Loan Applications  

Membership Information Request Form
DAR Patriot Lookup Service
Membership Eligibility
Application Paper Copy Requests Information
Related Organizations
State & Chapter Web Sites
Overseas Chapters
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