Research checklists

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Birth[edit | edit source]

To find the birth date of your ancestor, use the following resources:

  • Biographies
  • Birth records
  • Burial records
  • Census records
  • Church records
  • Court records (guardianships)
  • Death records
  • Directories
  • Family histories
  • Funeral home records
  • Marriage records
  • Memorial cards
  • Obituaries
  • Tombstones

Buildings and homes[edit | edit source]

To research historical buildings and homes, use the following:

  • County Auditor's website
  • County/village histories
  • Court records
  • Directories
  • Family histories
  • Historic Homes and Buildings of Wayne Co, OH
  • Land deeds
  • Lateral/vertical files
  • Newspapers
  • Phone books
  • Picturesque Wayne
  • Plat maps
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
  • Tax records
  • Township notebooks

Business[edit | edit source]

To find information on businesses, research the following:

  • Annual reports
  • Biographies
  • Business histories
  • Business letterheads
  • Business notebooks
  • County/village histories
  • Court records
  • Directories
  • Family histories
  • High school annuals
  • Lateral/vertical files
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Phone books
  • Township notebooks
  • Wayne Topics

Death[edit | edit source]

To find the death date of your ancestor, research the following:

  • Biographies
  • Burial records
  • Census records
  • Church records
  • Court records
  • Death records
  • Family histories
  • Funeral home records
  • Memorial cards
  • Mortality schedules
  • Obituary index
  • Ohio Death Certificate Index
  • Social Security Death Index
  • Tombstones

Descendants[edit | edit source]

To find the descendants of your ancestors or relatives, research the following:

  • Biographies
  • Census records
  • Court records
  • Family histories
  • Funeral home guest books (web)
  • Land deeds
  • Obituaries

Immigration[edit | edit source]

To find the immigration date of your ancestors, research the following:

  • Biographies
  • Census records
  • Declaration of Intention
  • Family histories
  • Naturalization records
  • Oaths of Allegiance/Fidelity
  • Obituaries
  • Ship passenger lists

Marriage[edit | edit source]

To find the marriage date of your ancestors, research the following:

  • Biographies
  • Census records
  • Church records
  • Court records
  • Family histories
  • Marriage index
  • Military pensions
  • Obituaries
  • Tombstones

Military[edit | edit source]

To find military information on your ancestor, research the following:

  • Biographies
  • Census records
  • County histories
  • Draft cards
  • Family histories
  • Grave registration cards
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Pensions
  • Rosters

Parents[edit | edit source]

To find the names of parents, research the following: