The Villages Genealogical Society
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Tips to help discover and trace your genealogy.
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Hometown Records may include newspapers (obituaries, special events, parties, etc.), City Directories (names and occupations of town residents and business information), maps (check boundary changes over time) and town and county histories.
Last Updated: 22 March 2016
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Be sure to check for a town or county historical society in the area you are researching. Know their hours of operation and their visitor rules.
Last Updated: 22 March 2016
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The local library may have copies of old city directories produced my the municipality.
Last Updated: 22 March 2016
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Be sure to understand any fees that may be required for copies of any records found.
Last Updated: 22 March 2016
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City Directories provide names and occupations of town residents and much local business information.
Last Updated: 22 March 2016
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Town and county histories can be invaluable to form a picture of your ancestors in the time they lived in the area.
Last Updated: 22 March 2016
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Newspapers are wonderful hometown records. In addition to looking for obituaries, be sure to look for articles about special events... births, baptisms/christenings, weddings and pre-nuptial events (bridal showers, etc.), birthdays (parties), anniversaries, etc.
Last Updated: 22 March 2016
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It's very important to check maps. Boundaries change over time. Be sure the area where you think your ancestors resided is actually the area where they were.
Last Updated: 22 March 2016