How To Do A Family Tree – 4 Critical Public Resources
I thought it would be helpful to review the public resources available to you when trying to figure out how to do a family tree. We cover each of these in detail in The Genealogy Guide so I won’t go overboard here. Sometimes knowing the list of resources available is half the battle.
How To Do A Family Tree – Four Must Know Resources
- First of all, you need to know that much of the Social Security database can be accessed as a part of public record in the United States. This is a great place to start
- Other Government resources include the Office for Vital Records and the Department of Veteran Affairs
- Don’t overlook your local courthouse or other public records like those kept by the Knights of Columbus
- Finally, local records from the main ports of call in the US are a great source for immigration records
This is just the basics. What do you think? Am I missing a fundamental public resource? Use the comments area below to add your favorite basic public source for genealogy record hunting.