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== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
*Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.
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*Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members  
*In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation below in the [[#Citing This Collection|Citing This Collection]] section. It's always a good idea to keep your citation on a Research Log.  This is an important tool to help keep track of what you have and have not found.  Family search wiki has a  [https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/5/50/Research_Log.pdf Example Research Log] that you can download and use.
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*In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation below in the [[#Citing This Collection|Citing This Collection]] section. It's always a good idea to keep your citation on a Research Log.  This is an important tool to help keep track of what you have and have not found.  Family search wiki has a  [https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/5/50/Research_Log.pdf Example Research Log] that you can download and use
*Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.
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*Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed
    
=== I Found Who the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===  
 
=== I Found Who the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===  
*Use a probate record to identify adoptions, guardians, heirs and relatives.
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*Use a probate record to identify adoptions, guardians, heirs and relatives  
*Use a will to approximate a death date, then find a death certificate.
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*Use a will to approximate a death date, then find a death certificate  
*Use the information in the probate record to substitute for civil birth and death records for earlier years.
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*Use the information in the probate record to substitute for civil birth and death records for earlier years  
 
*Use the information to locate census, christenings, marriage and land records.  
 
*Use the information to locate census, christenings, marriage and land records.  
*Use the occupations to find employment or military records.
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*Use the occupations to find employment or military records  
*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family  
 
=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===   
 
=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===   
*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.    
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images   
*Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.  
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well   
*Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation.
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*Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation  
    
== Known Issues With This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues With This Collection  ==
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