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Internet Sources...Getting Started... Federal & State laws & regs, & Family Records... getting to know more about Trusts & Estates
Researching Family History
Death Records-& family relationships
Find A Grave--FREE
Started in 1995; good source for birth & death dates, maiden names; often includes obituaries & family history; posters may include email contact info.
Legacy -- Obituaries--FREE
Abstract & full text obits from newspaper & internet sources (2000-present); good starting point -- ascertain birth & death year, relatives & residence at time of death.
Lexis - PAID - Public Records
Must have subscription to Lexis public records;. Must have a permissible use.
Social Security Death Records
Now administered through NTIS, SSDI recs available as a SUBSCRIPTION, & subscribers must fit certain criteria.
Lexis order service for birth, death & marriage records.
Westlaw - PAID - Public Records
Must have subscription to WL public records, must have permissible use.