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I - Getting Started

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II - Using Online Resources

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III - Gathering Key Records

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      Federal Census Records

IV - Exploring Further

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 VI - Quiz


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Test Your Knowledge

   2.   The Social Security Death Index is a valuable database for
         genealogical information because:

   Your Answer:   it serves as a valid substitute for a death certificate.

   The correct answer:  it provides the Social Security number for each person
                                  in the database which enables you to order a copy of
                                  the individual's SS-5 application.

   Information from the database does not serve as proper documentation.
   An SS-5 application can serve as a valid substitute for a BIRTH record.

3.   When researching female ancestors, which databases perform
      most effectively when the MARRIED name is used?

    Social Security Death Index and Ellis Island Database

    RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project and FamilySearch

    Ellis Island Database and FamilySearch

    Social Security Death Index and RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project

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