Which Record is Correct?

Family Records are by nature a challenge to keep accurate. So much of what we thought we knew about our ancestors is a strange mix of fact which gets mixed with embelishments and sometimes turns to fiction. And while we don't claim to have error free records, we are constantly striving to improve upon the information we have.

You can assist us in this effort by sharing any original source information in your possession. That will help us get the facts straight, and hopefully do so in a manner that does not diminish the great accomplishments of our Ancestors.

Here are a few record types that are particularly helpful in sorting out the Facts (courtesy of Rootsweb.com):


� Adoption Records
�  Birth Records
�  Census Records: (plus U.S.A.
Soundexes, Indexes and Finding Aids)
� Church Records
� City Directories
� Court Records
� Death, Tombstones and Cemeteries
� Evidence, Sources and Citation
� Fraternal Organizations
� Heraldry/Coats of Arms
� Immigrants Records
� Land Records (U.S.A.)
� Marriage Records
� Military Records (U.S.A.)
� Military Records (worldwide)
� Naturalization Records
� Newspapers
� Orphans
�  SSDI (Social Security Death Index) &
Railroad Retirement Board Records (U.S.A.)
� Ship Passenger Records