18 Free Genealogy and Newspaper Research Quick Reference Guides

In the past couple of months, I have been inspired to create what I call Quick Sheets, more commonly called Quick Reference Guides. There now are a total of 18 of them.

In case you missed them, here they are for your downloading and reading pleasure. I hope that they are useful in your genealogy and newspaper research.

32 Reasons Why Searching for Obituaries is Like Finding Gold

Download 32 Reasons Why Searching Obituaries pdf

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32 Ways to Find Ancestor Birth Information

Download Birth Records Quicksheet pdf

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10 Clever Ways to Find More Ancestor Articles

Download 10 Clever Ways pdf

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33 Different Things You Can Find About Your Ancestors By Searching
Old Newspapers

Download 33 Reasons to Search Newspapers pdf

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27 Ways to Find Ancestor Marriage Information

Download Marriage Records Quicksheet

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Historical U.S. Draft Registration and Enrollment

Download Draft Card Rules pdf

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32 Ways to Find Ancestor Locations and Addresses

Download Address Records Quicksheet pdf

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24 Ways to Find Death Information

Download Death Records Quicksheet pdf

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Historical Naturalization and Immigration Laws
from 1790 through 1952

Download Naturalization pdf

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19 Places Where You Can Access Old Yearbooks Online

Download Yearbooks pdf

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280 Old Occupations Used in the Census and Newspapers in the
U.S. and U.K.

Download Old Occupations pdf

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Abbreviations to Use to Find 50% More Ancestor Newspaper Articles

(also useful for all genealogy online research)

Download Abbreviations pdf

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21 Do’s and Don’ts When Researching Historical Newspapers

Download 21 Dos and Donts pdf

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40 Oldtime Illnesses and Their Current Names

Download Old Diseases pdf

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Nicknames to Use to Find 50% More Ancestor Newspaper Articles

(also useful for all genealogy online research)

Download Nicknames pdf

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Was Your Ancestor a Member of a Lodge, Club or Secret Society?

Download Lodges and Clubs pdf

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The BEST Way to Find Hidden Ancestor Newspaper Articles

Download The Best Way pdf

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9 Ways to Effectively Find Obituaries in Online Newspapers

Download 9 Ways to Find Obituaries  pdf

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I hope these are helpful for you. Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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4 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful tip pages – it is most appreciated.

  2. Some of this I knew but most of your information is new to me. Thank you! The Occupations names list is awesome. I have several Cordwainers and Colliers in my family tree.

  3. May we reprint some of these guides in our society’s newsletter. We would credit them to you. Thank you. — Henderson County, IL Genealogy Society

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