Family History Research

Book Recommendation – Hidden Sources

on August 10, 2010

I recently borrowed a book from the library called Hidden Sources Family History in Unlikely Places, by Laura Szucs Pfeiffer.  The book is basically a listing, with resources, of many places researchers might not think to look when researching their family.

Some of the hidden sources are: Admiralty Court Records; Apprenticeship Records; Bankruptcies; Centennial Publications; Deeds; Fire Insurance Maps; Homestead Records; Licenses; Necrologies; Occupational Records; PERSI; School Censues; Street Indexes; Urban Guides; and Works Progress Administration.

I thought Motor Vehicle Registration Records was an interesting source I had never considered. Apparently there are records for both driver’s licenses and motor vehicle registrations you can locate for some ancestors.

This is a must have, or at least a must see, book for every family historian.

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