Research Checklist

leroyb's picture

This is a list of possible records and places to search for any of our ancestors or descendants of George Emery Lyons Sr. and Ruth Hazel Sainsbury. This is not an all-inclusive list, but provide ideas to help you move in the right direction. Always remember that most research involves the gathering of many puzzle pieces or clues (usually small clues) which eventually can be pieced together to solve the larger picture.

Family and Personal Records

  • Family Bibles
  • Relatives
  • Personal Written Records (journals, diaries etc.)

Vital Records

  • Birth
  • Marriage
  • Death
  • Divorce
  • Adoption

Church Records

  • Christening/Baptism
  • Marriage
  • Death
  • Minister's Record

Census

  • (England's and Canada's end in 1 - i.e., 1881)
  • 1940
  • 1930
  • 1920
  • 1910
  • 1900
  • 1890 (most of it was burned)
  • 1880
  • 1870
  • 1860
  • 1850
  • 1840
  • 1830
  • 1820
  • 1810
  • 1800
  • 1790
  • State Census

Cemetery/Mortuary Records

Computer Databases (These are just a few; there are more out there.)

Court Records

  • Court Minutes, Dockets, Case Files
  • Public Service Record

Employment

Histories

Emigration/Immigration

  • Passenger Lists
  • Emigration / ImmigrationRecords
  • Naturalization Records
  • Citizenship Records

Land Records

  • Deeds
  • Estate

Local Libraries

Military Records

  • Military Service
  • Pension
  • Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

Newspapers

  • Obituaries
  • Other Events (birth, marriage, anniversary, service, achievements, etc.)

Periodicals

  • PERSI - Periodical Source Index

Probate

  • Wills
  • Intestate Records
  • Guardianship Records

Societies

  • Historical
  • Genealogical

Tax Records

 

Tags: