I did manage to add 65 citations and made 1 citation change. So this does show that I did input a lot of data. I’m done with Helen Thielke’s descendants and have printed some more records for input tomorrow.January 17 – Make a list of vital records you need. Check each state vital-records office’s Web site for record locations and fees. Print out the required forms.
This is a pretty good suggestion, however, keep in mind that sometimes vital records are transcribed and found online. You may even find the actual image of some of these records on-line. Make sure you look everywhere before paying for state vital-records. My ancestor’s hail mainly from Wisconsin and they passed a law several years ago that makes all vital records $20.00 each. So now I only obtain records for my direct ancestors. Plus I now try to obtain only marriage certificates because it has two generations for two families, the bride and her parents and the groom and his parents. This is six names that I may get on one vital record. Plus, the marriage date and sometimes the birth dates of the bride and groom, and even thou rarer, the parents place of birth.Good luck in obtaining your families vital records, these primary sources are the backbone of your research.