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Which Family Genealogy Records To Use

Aug 18, 2007
Some people become quite bewildered when they realize how much information can be found for the history of their family name. The decisions made on which family genealogy records to use will have a dramatic effect on the quality of the information that is contained in the family history when it is considered to be finished. Family histories are never complete, however, because there is always a new addition to the family.

In determining which family genealogy records to use, it is only natural to assume that government records would always contain information that is factual and to the point. So people naturally start their quest of completing a factual family history by getting copies of birth certificates and finish off with a full accounting of every death certificate on file at the local courthouse.

The decisions made on which family genealogy records to use could be extended to records for fishing licenses, and those for the payment of property taxes. Some families might be surprised to learn that they are due a refund on property taxes that were overpaid by a member of their family many years ago. The family might also learn from their research that the property is still listed in the family name.

Many families have designated a certain cemetery that all members of the family should be buried in. In deciding which family genealogy records to use in constructing a family history, some research should be done at every cemetery in town to make sure that some long forgotten family members are placed on the family tree. The burial records for everyone with the family name should be reviewed so that nobody is forgotten in the quest for knowledge.

Other family genealogy records to use in constructing a family history can be found at churches. The church is required by Law to keep a record of every marriage and many keep a record of baptisms. Many religions keep records of professions of faith and letters that transfer family membership from one church to another. Although they are not considered to be legal records, they are church records that should not be ignored because some of the family member names might not be on the list for your family tree.

The Last Will and Testament of family members could provide good leads on completing the family tree. In deciding which family genealogy records to use, a family member might have to sidestep feelings of guilt and remorse, and finally recognize illegitimate children that have a place on the family tree even if they have never met members of the family.

The Last Will and Testament is the final opportunity that a person has to clear their conscience and what they write might tear some families apart. It may draw families closer together too so in determining which family genealogy records to use, it is usually a good idea to use all of the information that is obtained in some small way. Keeping track of the accomplishments that family members achieve during a lifetime might may for interesting conversation at family reunions.
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