I - Getting Started
II - Using Online Resources
III - Gathering Key Records
Federal Census Records
IV - Exploring Further
V - Sharing Information
VI - Quiz
Home Sources Checklist
5-Generation Ancestor Chart
4-Generation Ancestor Chart
Family Group Sheet
Birth Date Calculator
Town to County Database
Test Your Knowledge
3. When researching female ancestors, which databases perform
most effectively when the MARRIED name is used?
Social Security Death Index and Ellis Island Database
The MARRIED name of female ancestors should be used in these two
For all other databases, use the female's MAIDEN name.
4. When researching a common name, the most effective strategy for
finding information using Google is to:
type the husband's name in the search box.
type both the husband's name and the wife's name.
use the AND operator between the names.
enclose the husband's name and the wife's name in double quotes.
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