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Need help with U.S./Canada Research? Ever struggled with U.S. Military Immigration and Naturalization records? Are you a descendant of American Indians or Quakers? Did your ancestor buy land in Ontario? The Research Specialiists at the Family History Library have created Research Guides on thse subjects and more just for you? All of these guides are available for free and can be accessed on the Internet through the FamilySearch Wiki.
American Indians[edit | edit source]
- Dawes Commission Enrollment Records list Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, or Seminole Indians alive in Oklahoma between 1896 and 1905.
- Eastern Cherokee or Guion Miller Roll look for ancestors who were alive 28 May 1906, descended from Eastern Cherokees (GA NC SC TN), and not associated with any other tribe.
- Finding Your Indian Ancestor identify the tribe, find where they lived, find tribes located there, search all the record types for your ancestor’s time period and location, find records in the FamilySearch Catalog, and search the records.
Canada[edit | edit source]
- Ontario Land Records are the best tool for locating residents before 1851, search strategies, records with surname indexes, records arranged by land description, probate and other record types.
Church Records[edit | edit source]
- U.S. Quaker Research (Society of Friends) records are organized by geographic area, how to identify where their meetings were held, find the records, and contact appropriate repositories.
Immigration and Naturalization[edit | edit source]
- U.S. Immigration – Before 1820 over 1 million arrived before 1820, using the primary index, sources cited in the index, and additional sources on the Internet and elsewhere.
- U.S. Immigration – After 1820 Passenger arrival lists: New York, Other U.S. ports, Canadian border crossings, published lists of immigrants by nationality, additional information, and Internet sites.
- United States Naturalization the process before 1906, after 1906, finding records in an index, on the Internet, in the FamilySearch Catalog, contacting the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Military Records[edit | edit source]
- DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) and SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) Using the DAR Patriot Index, Rolls of Honor, Lineage Books; using the SAR Patriot Index, membership records, and using the FamilySearch Catalog to find SAR records.
- Finding Your Revolutionary War Ancestor search strategies to find a military unit, military service records, pension and bounty land records, and veterans or lineage organization records.
- Loyalist Ancestors in the U.S. Revolutionary War Loyalist sources, those who lost property, those who fought, additional information, and helps on the Internet.
- Locating a Union Civil War Soldier (1861-1865) search strategies to find a person’s military unit, military service records, pension records, and veterans or lineage organization records.
- Locating a Confederate Civil War Soldier (1861–1865) search strategies for finding the military unit, compiled military service records, pension records, soldier home records, and veterans or lineage organization records.
- Finding a World War II (1939-1945) Veteran's Records home sources, Social Security records, discharge papers, Veterans Affairs, associations, personnel/ medical records, message boards, Cyndi’s List, search engines, casualty lists, cemeteries, POWs, draft registration.