The Thrill is in the Quest – Genealogy Search Tips

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National Free Planning Kit

September 29, 2014

Have you been wondering what the burning question of the moment is for most adults? Well, if television commercials are any indicator, and they typically are, it’s “Where do I come from?” or ancestry searching.

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While researching genealogy records and creating family trees have always been popular, a renewed interested sprouted—thanks to the Internet. Some websites, such as Norway’s Arkivverket Digitalarkivet, reached an enormous 104% growth in the first quarter of 2012 according to a study by Genealogy In Time Magazine. Here in the USA, Mocavo enjoyed 95% growth during the first quarter of 2012.

If you would like to discover your roots, read on to see some of our genealogy search tips.

Tracing Uncle Joe - How to Find Burial Records

As more genealogy records become available online, it’s easier to research one’s heritage. Filling in the gaps of family history would be a wonderful gift to children and the extended kinsfolk, and that’s where we come in. Tracing genealogy through burial records is one way to find verifiable evidence of ancestral documentation. can help you find burial records of your ancestors. Our cemetery network memorial counselors can assist in the process of your quest too. Find a cemetery near you through our cemetery locator.

Detective Work Digging

If, however, you prefer to do your own detective work, start the digging at the County Courthouse. Look specifically for Vital Statistics departments issuing deeds of record, birth, marriage, civil union, death certificates, military discharge, and livestock owners with a registered brand/mark. Access to some of these genealogy records is restricted to just the individual or the individual giving notarized consent. Be prepared to pay a fee for photocopying costs (under $15 in most cases). Depending on the size of the town, you may be allowed to search on your own or it may be completed by staff members.

Additional Genealogy Search Tips & Resources

The challenge of finding burial records, as well as other genealogy records, is both exciting and rewarding. Other valuable resources are local historical societies, public libraries, military affairs councils, VFW, Knights of Columbus, rotary club, and college alumni network. To learn more about genealogy and resource tools check out the Genealogy In Time Magazine, an online publication and the 5th largest free international website. Enjoy the thrill of the journey and legacy you will leave for generations to come.