64 Genealogy Items to Collect From Home

Are you just starting your genealogy research? Are you going to write your autobiography or a bunch of family stories? Maybe you are going to write a biography of your grandmother? You are surrounded by genealogy-related items in your home (or in your grandmother’s home).

Here’s a list of the items that will not only help to document information for your family tree but also be part of your documented family history. Not to mention that reviewing and referring to these items will trigger memories you want to capture.

Account BooksJournals
Adoption PapersLand Deeds
Appointment Books and CalendarsLegal Records
Awards & CitationsLetters and Postcards
Baby AnnouncementsMarriage Records
Baby BooksMilitary Awards
Bank BooksMilitary Records
Baptism RecordsMotor Vehicle Registration
Birth RecordsNaturalization Papers
Business and Calling CardsNewspaper Clippings
Citizenship PapersPassports
Confirmation CertificatesPersonal Address Books
Court RecordsPhotos and Albums
Death RecordsPoetry
DiariesProbate/Estate Records
Divorce PapersReligious Records
Draft CardsReport Cards
Driver’s LicensesReunion Books
Employment RecordsSchool Records
Family BiblesScrapbooks
Family StoriesSocial Security Cards
Funeral Programs and BooksStocks and Bond Certificates
Government RecordsTax Records
Graduation RecordsTelegrams
Greeting CardsUnion Cards
Handcrafted Items and QuiltsWedding Albums
Health/Medical RecordsWedding Announcements
HeirloomsWedding Guest Books
Hunting & Fishing LicensesWedding Invitations
Identification CardsWills
Insurance RecordsYearbooks

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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