3 “ A Rose By Any Other Name….” l In America we call it Vital Records. l In England they call it Civil Registration. l See your Country of Research & Read the Research Outline for Vital Records Sources and Information.
4 Types of Vital Records : l Birth and/or Christening l Marriage l Divorce l Death and/or Burial
5 VITAL RECORDS Contain a wealth of Genealogical information. Civil governments have created records of births, marriages, divorces, and deaths. We call these “VITAL RECORDS” because they refer to essential events in a person’s life.
6 BIRTH RECORDS Generally contain: Child’s name. Sex Date and Place of birth. Records of the 20 th Century provide additional details: Name of hospital. Place of Birth and Occupation of Parents. Marital status of Mother and sometimes Mother’s Maiden Name and # of other children born to Mother.
10 MARRIAGE INTENTIONS: Notice of an intended marriage published by Civil Authority. Intentions were recorded in town meeting books and published for a period of time prior to the marriage ceremony.
12 MARRIAGE RECORDS There are a number of documents that have been used in the U.S. in connection with the civil Authorization and registration of marriages. MARRIAGE LICENSE : document issued by Civil authority authorizing the performance of a marriage. Usually includes: Names of both parties. Date and Place of issuance of the license. Signature & Title of the issuing official.
13 Marriage license-Continued : In some cases it can include the ages or dates and places of birth of the bride and groom, their addresses, occupation and the names of their parents. Records issued by the county or town. MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE: Official document stating the marriage took place..
16 MARRIAGE RETURN: Report of the facts of a marriage returned to Civil Authority by the Officiator of the marriage. Names of Bride and Groom. Date and Place of Marriage. Signature and Title of Officiator. Sometimes a Minister or Justice of the Peace would file marriage returns on an annual basis and some were never filed at all. Usually Includes:
18 MARRIAGE REGISTER: Marriages performed in a civil jurisdiction. Entry MAY include simply the names of the bride and groom and the date of marriage. These records found at the town and county level. The town and county offices often destroyed the marriage licenses and returns after the facts of the marriage was recorded in a marriage register.
20 MARRIAGE BOND Document executed to guarantee that no impediments Existed to an intended marriage. MARRIAGE BANNS: Notice of intended marriage published by clergy. Often read before the congregation on 3 successive Sundays.
21 CONSENT: Sometimes courthouse records will include a document Giving the consent of a parent or guardian for the Marriage of a minor child. Useful in identifying the Father of the bride or groom and indicating an Approximate age of the person that the consent was Required. REMEMBER! Marriage Bonds, Licenses, Banns and Intentions are Not evidence of Marriage-only that marriage was Planned.
22 DIVORCE RECORDS NAME: KOSTER WM AGE: 22 NAME: KOSTER MAUD AGE: 20 REC # 115 PAGE: 11 DOM: 2 DEC 1900 POM: DUNDEE MI # OF CHILD: 01 COMPL: WIFE DOF: 11 FEB 1902 DOFA: 21 APRIL 1902 CAUSE: EX CRUEL CONTESTED: NO STATUS: DEC GRANT ABS/COND: ABSOL
25 VITAL RECORDS TYPES INCLUDE: l Primary Sources: Eye Witnesses » Doctor, Mortician, Priest... l Secondary Sources: Compilation » The memory of...
26 Caution: Any Piece of Information on Any Certificate or Record can be Wrong. Cross check three sources, if possible. Check … Check... and Double Check... TIP State your pints clearly and with confidence.
30 The International Genealogical Index (IGI) l The majority of the names in the IGI were supplied to the database from the Extraction program. l The IGI is the most significant resource file currently available for member research.
31 Family Record Extraction helps you identify and link your own ancestors.
33 New York City-Manhattan-Queens- Death records-Completed New York mostly done In the Works: Ohio-Tennessee-North Carolina-Death records South Carolina-North Carolina-Birth records New Jersey, Canada, Massachusetts & Virginia Records completed or in the Works: Vital records from around the world
43 EXTRACTION AND PVRL TWO OUTSTANDING TOOLS FOR US TO USE IN OUR QUEST TO FIND OUR FAMILIES. WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH COMPUTERS AND WITH THE ABILITY TO USE THEM. ALL OF THIS, SPEEDS UP THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR FAMILIES HISTORIES.