Svalbard Record Finder

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This table can help you decide which records to search using the following steps:

Step 1. In column 1, find your goal.

Step 2. In column 2, find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.

Step 3. In column 3, find additional records that may be useful.

What you are looking for: Try these records first: Other useful records:
Age Census Church Records
Birth date and birthplace Church Records Census
Boundaries (parish, district, or county) Maps & Gazetteers
Death information Church Records Probate Records, Court Records
Emigration information Emigration and Immigration Societies
Historical background History Social Life and Customs, Societies
Language helps Language Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Living relatives Genealogies Societies, Directories
Maiden name Church Records
Marriage information Church Records
Naming customs Names, Personal Social Life and Customs
Noble families Nobility Biography, Periodicals
Occupations Church Records Census
Parents, children, and other family members Church Records Census, Probate Records, Church Books
Physical description Military Records Biography
Place-finding aids Gazetteers Maps, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Places of residence Church Records Census, Land and Property
Previous research (compiled genealogy) Genealogies, Periodicals, Societies History, Biography, Archives and Libraries
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries
Religion Church Records, Religious Records
Social activities Social Life and Customs History