Finding records in the United States
This area will include how I found naturalization records, immigration records, name changes, church records etc.
See: Ship Manifests on this site
USA Citizenship Papers
Word War I Draft Card
World War II Draft Card
Finding vital records in the United States
Birth, marriage and death records are kept by the States. Each state has different dates when they began keeping records and how to access the records. Records are also kept on a county level. Churches also kept birth, marriage and death records.
Newspapers listed dates that marriage licenses were granted and announced marriages. Sometimes families announced a birth of their child. Obituaries often told about the person’s live, information about the funeral and the burial.