Monroe County Library System,  Monroe, MI 48162



Guidelines & Tips :
Guidelines to Begin Your Family Genealogy
    • Always start with yourself.
    • Research from present to past.
    • Communicate with your relatives.
    • Ask Questions.
    • Record your information data in pencil.
    • Send a self addressed stamped envelope and copies of any pertinent information when corresponding.
    • ORGANIZE your data.
    • Become familiar with your local library's collection.
    • Be open minded to explore possibilities in your family tree.
    • Practice PATIENCE.

    Types of Records to Research

    • Census
    • Vital (Birth, Death, Marriage)
    • Church
    • Deeds (Land, Cemetery Plot)
    • Newspapers
    • Military
    • Employment
    • Passenger Lists
    • Passports
    • Declaration of Intent and Naturalization
    • Emigration Lists

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