What sources did you have in mind?

Here is a longer list of ideas of sourcing you can use to include in your files

Examples of cool records to add:

  • Account books
  • Agreements (examples: legal, sharing, land, marriage, donation, rental)
  • Albums
  • Announcements
  • Applications
  • Apprentice papers
  • Autograph books
  • Audio recordings of their voice (both haunting and amazing to hear them again)
  • Awards
  • Baby books
  • Banking or financing documents (hard to find but can show alot more than you may care to know)
  • Body processing papers (air plane conveyance, preservations, cremations, donation)
  • Baptism records
  • Bibles
  • Birth records
  • Blessings
  • Bonds
  • Interment or cemetery records (grave stone markers, maps, ownership proofs)
  • Census
  • Certificates
  • Christenings
  • Church records
  • Citizenship
  • Civil records
  • Coat of arms
  • Confirmations
  • Contracts
  • Death announcements or death records
  • Debarkation papers
  • Deeds
  • Diaries
  • Discharge papers
  • Divorce records
  • Documents
  • Ecclesiastical
  • Embarkment or proof of travel papers
  • Emmigration papers
  • Engagements
  • Enlistment papers
  • Employment records
  • Election records or lists
  • Estate papers
  • Family records
  • Family crests, signets, rings, seals
  • Fraternity
  • Funeral cards
  • Genealogy records 
  • Government ID
  • Graduation
  • Histories
  • Hobbies
  • Immigration papers
  • Induction papers
  • Insurance records
  • Journals
  • Keepsakes
  • Land titles or land records or address listings
  • Legal papers (arrest records, prison time, sentencing decisions, tickets, payroll withholding requests, child support, alimony, enforceable action, living association, adjudications, public trials,  ) 
  • Letters
  • Life stories
  • Lodge records
  • Manuscripts
  • Marriage records
  • Memorials
  • Military records
  • Mortgages
  • Naturalization papers
  • Newspaper articles
  • Obit
  • Ordinations
  • Orphan records
  • Passenger papers
  • Passports
  • Pension papers
  • Periodicals
  • Pictures and videos
  • Receipts
  • Recipes
  • Record books
  • Religious milestone papers (baptism, bat(/bar)mistva,  etc.)
  • School report cards
  • School graduation credentials (certificate, degree, diploma, masters)
  • Scrapbooks
  • Stock certificates (paper or expired- these are still very cool)
  • Tax papers or  results
  • Telephone listings
  • Traffic tickets
  • Union papers
  • Video recording of the person (super cool to jog memories)
  • Will & Estate or Probate

Did I miss anything?- please tell me so I can share it.

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