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Hidden SourcesFamily History in Unlikely Places

Family history researchers are accustomed to searching among vital records, censuses, and other commonly used sources. But there are any number of more-obscure sources that can lead researchers to vital information, and Obscure Sources: Great Clues in Hidden Places will introduce you to... more

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  • ISBN 9780916489861
  • Imprint Ancestry.com
  • Category Reference

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Overview

Family history researchers are accustomed to searching among vital records, censuses, and other commonly used sources. But there are any number of more-obscure sources that can lead researchers to vital information, and Obscure Sources: Great Clues in Hidden Places will introduce you to them.

Bankruptcy records, special censuses, employment records, and coroners' records are only a few of the kinds of records you can turn to when other sources prove unfruitful.

Obscure Sources is an overview of a large number of sources that are often overlooked. It discusses where these records can be found, offers some options for locating these records through the Internet, and provides a selected bibliography of background information and methodology.