What Will I Search?

Examples of records I will try to find if they still exist (this is not meant to be an exhaustive list):

Religious Records
Birth Record
Christening/Naming
Bar/Bat mitzvah
Confirmation
Ordination
Marriage Record(s)
Banns
Divorce Record(s)
Annulment
Death Record
Burial Record
Disciplinary proceedings
Minister’s Records
Religious school

Land Records
Deeds
Mortgages
Grantors/Grantees
Surveys

Newspapers
Indexes
Births
Marriages
Deaths
Anniversaries
Obituaries
Advertisements
Unclaimed mail
Local news

Legal Notices
Probates
Auctions
Divorces
Bankruptcies
Forced sales
Court claims
Convictions

Employment
Indentures
Apprenticeships
Licenses
Pensions
Service awards
Personnel files
Account books
Company histories

Mortuary Records
Burial Registers
Funeral cards
Funeral books

Institutional Records
Charities
Hospitals
Convents
Seminaries
Libraries
Schools
Historical Societies
Genealogical Societies
Orphan Societies
Lunatic asylums

Collections
Indexes
Personal papers
Correspondence
Surname files
Biographies
Inscriptions
DAR
Business records
Oral histories
WPA projects
Photographs