Information Sources

There is a vast variety of types and sources of information that you may eventually find yourself wanting to use - parish registers, tax records, census enumerators' forms, wills, militia muster rolls, military service records, tithe maps, electoral rolls, etc., etc. None of these were generated specifically for the use of future genealogists and family historians, and their interpretation is often not at all straightforward. Take on the task of familiarizing yourself with these various sources one at a time, as the need arises. This way they become a series of fascinating opportunities, rather than a forbidding challenge. (Many of the more important types of information source are described in the appropriate pages of this server.)

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