Chapter 9: Local & State Records: Licenses, Registrations, Rolls & Vital Records

 
 
 

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Basic Issues
9.1    Background
9.2    Citing key parties in the record
9.3    Citing local vs. state records

Marriage Licenses, Registrations, Etc.
Basic formats
9.4    Bound volumes
9.5    Loose papers (bonds & licenses)
9.6    Online resources
9.7    Records removed to state archives
9.8    Stray marriage records

Military/Pension Rolls & Registrations
(Militia rolls)
9.9      Local
9.10    Local, moved to state archives
9.11    Military rolls: state level
9.12    Pension rolls: local
9.13    Soldiers’ discharge registers: local


(Veteran, widow & orphan rolls)
9.14    Local
9.15    State

Miscellaneous Rolls & Registrations
9.16    Child labor affidavits & licenses
9.17    Free papers, licenses & registrations
9.18    Jury lists
9.19    Licenses, miscellaneous
9.20    Licenses, moved to state archives
9.21    Marks & brands registrations
9.22    Pauper records or rolls
9.23    Voter rolls

Slavery & Servitude Records
9.24    Background
9.25    Indentureships
9.26    Inventories & other lists
9.27    Manumissions (emancipations)
9.28    Mortgages & sales of servants
9.29    Slave passes for travel

Vital Registrations: Births, Deaths, Etc.
9.30    Background
9.31    Certificates vs. registrations
9.32    City certificates & registrations
9.33    County-level certificates
9.34    County-level registrations
9.35    Delayed & amended birth records
9.36    Divorce records
9.37    Negative-search certificates    
9.38    Permits: Burial or transportation
9.39    Published vital records
9.40    Short-form certificates
9.41    State-level certificates
9.42    State-level registers
9.43    Town registers: New England
9.44    Tribal registrations

Vital Registrations: International
9.45    Background
9.46    Birth, marriage, and death registrations
9.47    Canada
9.48    England
9.49    France
9.50    Germany
9.51    Germany
9.52    Ireland
9.53    Israel
9.54    Italy
9.55    Mexico
9.56    Scotland
9.57    Switzerland
9.58    Scandinavia

 

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Local Records
421    File items
422    Files moved to state archives
423    Registers: Named volume
424    Registers: Numbered volume
425    Vital-records certificate
426    Vital-records register
427    Vital records, amended
428    Vital records, delayed

State-level Records
429    Miscellaneous file
430    Vital-records certificate
431    Vital-records register
432    Vital records, amended