Family History Resources for Genealogy Research

This is a listing of LDS Family History Centers generated from data sent by the FHC address submission form. The listing is nowhere near complete and readers are invited to submit information about any FHC's with which they are familiar.

Disclaimers:

  1. This list of Centers is not an official or unofficial production of the LDS church and the Family History Library. They are not responsible for the content of this listing and any errors containted within it.
  2. The addresses in this listing are created by WWW users who volunteer the information. By it's nature it is not and can not be a complete listing of Family History Centers.
  3. The addesses and existence of the FHC's listed here is unverified. Some addresses may be in error. Furthermore, some listings may not be FHCs at all.

Genealogy Records by State

Military Records

Military records dating back more than 62 years are made publicly available under the Freedom of Information Act (though some information may still be kept private).

Historical Newspaper Archives

Historical newspaper articles are usually maintained by the individual publications that originally distributed the content. Newspaper articles are open for public access and can usually be obtained by following these steps.

Obituaries and Death Notices

Obituary records, which are newspaper announcements that discuss a person's life and death, can be helpful research tools for a genealogist. Should a death certificate not be accessible, obituary records can provide similar information, if not more. Information typically not discussed in death records, such as details about the person's life, family, career, and accomplishments, are outlined in obituary records. These can be accessed through library microfiches and online resources.

Immigration & Naturalization Records

As a land comprised of immigrants, America's immigration records can help a researcher find invaluable information about generations past. Starting in 1819, immigration records were kept for all individuals arriving on American soil. To find out more about an ancestor's family members, overseas birth place, and details surrounding their arrival in America, you can begin at the National Archives and Ellis Island's official records.

Census Records & City Directories

Starting in 1790, the US government has kept census records which can be an excellent tool in the genealogist's research box. While family information can be discerned from census records, a researcher can also create a socioeconomic image of each generation. While census records are only made available after 72 years, they are an excellent way to research the earlier generations of your family tree.

Cemetery Records

Genealogists seeking information about the life and death of their ancestors can find valuable information from cemetery records, especially if a death certificate is not available. In addition, cemetery records may provide greater insight into a person's life, including their religious belief, social class, family relationships, and community involvement. Online resources can provide information on cemetery records, but an in-person visit may be worthwhile for research endeavors.

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