Depending on where your ancestors lived, it may be feasible to begin your family research via the internet. Although websites and indexes are a wonderful resource for the genealogist, some may be inaccurate. Therefore data taken from these sources should be checked against the original records. A detailed, comprehensive family history requires consulting many documents, microfilms, microfiche, and records not available on the internet.
We use all available government records including census returns, civil registration (Births, marriages, & deaths), church records, immigration and passenger lists, wills, land records, and the full library of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (Mormon’s).
In addition, many localities have reference libraries and historical societies which house trade directories, voter’s lists, cemetery burial records, newspapers, and local family histories, all of which are an invaluable source of genealogical information.
Although we will pursue every possibility
in the search for your ancestors, in some cases the existing record sources
are limited or have been lost or destroyed. In these circumstances it
will be impossible to find the proof we are seeking.
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