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=== Official documents ===
 
=== Official documents ===
 
* [[Birth certificate]]s
 
* [[Birth certificate]]s
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* Still births
 
* Still births
 
* Marriage certificates
 
* Marriage certificates
 
* Divorces
 
* Divorces
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* [[Death certificate]]s
 
* [[Death certificate]]s
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* Official name changes
 
* Official name changes
 
* Naturalization records
 
* Naturalization records
 
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=== Religious documents ===
 
=== Religious documents ===
 
* [[Baptism record]]s
 
* [[Baptism record]]s
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* Marriage records
 
* Marriage records
 
* Burial records
 
* Burial records
 
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=== Legal documents ===
 
=== Legal documents ===
 
* Court cases
 
* Court cases
 
* Notary documents
 
* Notary documents
 
* Probate records
 
* Probate records
 
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=== Migration ===
 
=== Migration ===
 
 
* Passenger lists
 
* Passenger lists
 
* Record of landing
 
* Record of landing
 
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=== Residences ===
 
=== Residences ===
 
* [[Census]] records
 
* [[Census]] records
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* Property documents
 
* Property documents
 
* Phone books
 
* Phone books
 
* City directories
 
* City directories
 
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=== Final resting places ===
 
=== Final resting places ===
 
* Cemetery list of interments
 
* Cemetery list of interments
 
* War graves
 
* War graves
 
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=== Military ===
 
=== Military ===
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* Enlistment lists
 
* Enlistment lists
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* [[Draft lottery|Draft lottery documents]]
 
* [[Draft lottery|Draft lottery documents]]
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* Medals
 
* Medals
 
* MIA - Missing in Action
 
* MIA - Missing in Action
 
* Deserters
 
* Deserters
 
* Pension applications
 
* Pension applications
 
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=== Personal Documents ===
 
=== Personal Documents ===
 
* Diaries
 
* Diaries
 
* Correspondence
 
* Correspondence
 
* Household bills
 
* Household bills
 
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== Other Possible Sources ==
 
== Other Possible Sources ==
 
* Bibles
 
* Bibles
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* Genealogical society records
 
* Genealogical society records
 
* Oral recordings
 
* Oral recordings
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Revision as of 09:44, 21 July 2008


Sources play a key role in genealogy.

Definition

A source is a text (sometimes oral presentation, audio recording, video recording) from which (genealogical) information is derived.

Scientifically, one will make 3 distinctions:

  1. Primary source : text which is a firsthand written evidence of history, made at the time of the event by someone who has seen it happen. Eg: diaries, certificates, newspapers, ...
  2. Secondary source : Written accounts of history based upon the evidence from primary sources and other secondary sources, offering commentary and analysis. Eg: history books, genealogical publications,...
  3. Tertiary source : selection and compilation of primary and secondary sources. Eg: library catalogue, bibliographies, ...

Most important genealogical sources

Official documents

Religious documents

Residences

Military