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*'''Look in all censuses:''' Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. [[United States Census Online|Search U.S. Censuses]].
[[Category:Research Tips and Strategies]]=== Virginia [STATE] Record Finder ===
This brief Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research. '''For a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see [[[STATE] Record Finder]].'''
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| style="vertical-alignpadding:top; width:20%;10px"| '''1. What you are looking for:''' | style="vertical-alignpadding:top; width:40%;10px"| '''2. Try these records first:''' | style="vertical-align:top; widthpadding:40%;10px"| '''3. Other useful records'''
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| style="padding:10px"|Birth information | style="padding:10px; vertical-align:top"|*[[How to Find Virginia [STATE] Birth Records|Birth records]], *[[How to Find Virginia [STATE] Death Records|Death records]], *[[United States [STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]], *[[[Virginia STATE] Church Records|Church records]] | style="padding:10px"|*[[Virginia [STATE] Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], *[[[Virginia STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], *[[[Virginia STATE] Bible Records|Bible records]], *[[Virginia [STATE] Military Records|Military records]] (pension)
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| style="padding:10px"| Marriage information | style="padding:10px"|*[[How to Find Virginia [STATE] Marriage Records|Marriage records]], *[[United States [STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]], *[[Virginia [STATE] Bible Records|Bible records]] | style="padding:10px"|*[[Virginia [STATE] Church Records|Church records]], *[[[Virginia STATE] Probate Records|Probate records]], *[[Virginia [STATE] Military Records|Military records]]
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| style="padding:10px"| Death information | style="padding:10px"| *[[How to Find Virginia [STATE] Death Records|Death Records]], *[[Virginia [STATE] Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], *[[United States [STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]] | style="padding:10px"|*[[Virginia [STATE] Probate Records|Probate Records]], *[[[Virginia STATE] Church Records|Church Records]], *[[Virginia [STATE] Bible Records|Bible Records]]
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| style="padding:10px"| Parents | style="padding:10px"|*[[How to Find Virginia [STATE] Birth Records|Birth records]], *[[How to Find Virginia [STATE] Death Records|Death records]], *[[[United States STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]], *[[[Virginia STATE] Census|Census]], *[[Virginia [STATE] Church Records|Church records]] | style="padding:10px; vertical-align:top"|*[[Virginia [STATE] Biography|Biography]], *[[Virginia[STATE], United States Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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| style="padding:10px"|Maiden name | style="padding:10px"|*[[How to Find Virginia [STATE] Marriage Records|Marriage Records]], *[[United States [STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]], *[[Virginia [STATE] Probate Records|Probate records]] | style="padding:10px; vertical-align:top"|*[[Virginia [STATE] Church Records|Church Records]], *[[[Virginia STATE] Military Records|Military Records]] (pension)
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| style="padding:10px"|Immigration date | style="padding:10px"|*[[Virginia [STATE] Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], *[[Virginia [STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], *[[[Virginia STATE] Census|Census]] | style="padding:10px"|*[[[United States STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]], *[[Virginia [STATE] Biography|Biography]], *[[Virginia [STATE] History|History]]
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| style="padding:10px"|Naturalization | style="padding:10px"|*[[Virginia [STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], *[[Virginia [STATE] Census|Census]], *[[Virginia [STATE] Court Records|Court Records]] | style="padding:10px"|*[[[Virginia STATE] Voting RegistersRecords|Voting RegistersRecords]], *[[Virginia [STATE] Biography|Biography]], *[[Virginia [STATE] Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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| style="padding:10px"|Physical description | style="padding:10px"|*[[[Virginia STATE] Military Records|Military Records]], *[[[Virginia STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]] (after 1906) | style="padding:10px; vertical-align:top"|*[[[Virginia STATE] Biography|Biography]], *[[[Virginia STATE] History|History]]
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=== Further Virginia [STATE] Research ===*'''Remember, for a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see [[[STATE] Record Finder]].'''*For online record collections, go to [[[STATE] Online Genealogy Records|'''[STATE] Online Genealogy Records.''']]*For more research on Virginia[STATE], including research at the county level, visit the [[Virginia[STATE], United States Genealogy|Virginia'''[STATE]''']] page on the Research Wiki.  *Search all of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/46?region=United%20States%20of%20America Virginia record collections] at FamilySearch.<br>
[[Category:Virginia, United States]][[Category:United States Research Strategies]]
[[Category:Research Tips and Strategies]]
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