A Sourcebook for Genealogical Research: Resources Alphabetically by Type and Location
Genealogists can sometimes require obscure resources when in search of information about ancestors. Tracking down records to complete a family tree can become laborious when the researcher doesn't know where to begin looking. Many of the best resources are maintained regionally or even locally, and aren’t widely known. This reference work serves as a guide to both beginning and experienced genealogy researchers. The sourcebook is easily accessible and usable, featuring approximately 270 entries on all aspects of genealogical research and family history compilation. The entries are listed alphabetically and cross-referenced so any researcher can quickly find the information he or she is seeking. Each state and each of the provinces of Canada has its own entry; other countries are listed under appropriate headings. The author also provides more than 700 addresses from all over the world so that the genealogist or general researcher may contact any one of these organizations to obtain specific information about particular births, deaths, marriages, or other life events in order to complete a family tree.
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Resources Alphabetically by Type and Location Foster Stockwell. The records of
these events are held in the civil registries of the towns in which they occurred .
There are also some parish registers that are in the hands of local parish priests .
Consequently there are documents available for research on most English
ancestors , although the parish registers may sometimes be lost , damaged , or
difficult to interpret . Before 1837 all marriages had to be performed in parish
The first mention of such parish registers in Norway was in 1668 when priests
were requested to maintain these registers . This record - keeping did not
become law until 1685 . However , there are some much earlier parish registers .
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