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GenealogyBank August 2013 Newsletter
 
Monthly Update: GenealogyBank Just Added 2 Million More Records!
Feature Article: Using the Best Sources to Document Your Family Tree
Genealogy Tips: FamilySearch Adds Important New 'Search & Attach Record' Feature
Discoveries: Remembering 'Roots' Author Alex Haley
Feature Article: Using the Best Sources to Document Your Family Tree
All summer I have been writing a series of blog articles recommending the best websites for your genealogy research.

The Internet is your 24/7 research library of books, documents and resources—but it can also be a timewaster.

With this in mind I want to focus your family history research on those websites that are reliable and contain only the solid content you need to accurately build your family tree.


Credit: Arizona Department of Health Services.

For example, the Arizona Department of Health Services has put thousands of the state's birth and death certificates online—all available for free. See: http://genealogy.az.gov/

This well-done website makes it easy to search for Arizona birth certificates from 1855 to 1937, and death certificates from 1861 to 1962.


Credit: Arizona Department of Health Services.

Simply use the search box and retrieve digital copies of the actual documents.

A search for the death certificate of Lucy Stewart quickly brings up this document.


Credit: Arizona Department of Health Services.

Coupling this search with the deep backfile in GenealogyBank's newspaper archives, we can retrieve Lucy Stewart's obituary and fill in more details of her life.


Credit: GenealogyBank and the Tucson Daily Citizen (Tucson, Arizona), 25 January 1911, page 4.


Credit: Arizona Department of Health Services and the Tucson Daily Citizen (Tucson, Arizona), 25 January 1911, page 4.

There you have it.

Using GenealogyBank and the best genealogy tools on the Internet will give you the details of your ancestors' lives.

If you don't document your family, no one else will.

Read also:

Top Genealogy Websites – Part 1: Google

Top Genealogy Websites – Part 2: Google Books & Internet Archive

Top Genealogy Websites – Part 3: Burial & Cemetery Records
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