32 Ways to Find Ancestor Locations and Addresses

When researching our ancestors, one of our most important goals is to determine where they lived. This information is key to finding other aspects of their lives, whether they be local or state vital records or newspapers where there might be further information about them.

Most folks limit their search to the obvious repositories, whether online or not, focusing primarily on census records and city directories. There are many other ways to determine specifics about ancestor locations, including their specific addresses. Finding this other information also provides clues that help you to find further information about them.

Many of these listed source types should not stand alone as evidence of their residence, so you might want to check many of these sources to provide corroborating evidence.

I have put together a Quick Reference Guide that has 32 different ways and places where you can find their location information.

To obtain the one-page Quicksheet pdf for easy reference, you can download it by clicking on Address Records Quicksheet

For all the previously published Quick Reference Guides, click on QuickSheets

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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