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A First Families Project


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=A First Families Project=
 
 
by [[Graham, Margery|Margery Graham]]
 
 
 
==What is a First Families Project?==  
 
==What is a First Families Project?==  
  
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<li>Decide what documentation you will accept from the applicant. The minimum may be a birth and marriage record for each generation. Vital records (birth, marriage, and death), courthouse records (deeds, probate), other government records, church and school records, censuses, bible records, and newspaper clippings are preferred. If you want a photocopy of a marriage record and will not accept a xerox copy of a marriage record index, say so. If a marriage record cannot be found, will you accept a copy of the census that shows a man and woman as husband and wife? </li>
 
<li>Decide what documentation you will accept from the applicant. The minimum may be a birth and marriage record for each generation. Vital records (birth, marriage, and death), courthouse records (deeds, probate), other government records, church and school records, censuses, bible records, and newspaper clippings are preferred. If you want a photocopy of a marriage record and will not accept a xerox copy of a marriage record index, say so. If a marriage record cannot be found, will you accept a copy of the census that shows a man and woman as husband and wife? </li>
 
<li>A short list of acceptable primary and secondary sources should be included with the instructions. Remember, not all applicants will be genealogists. A large percentage will be family historians. They may not understand the difference between primary and secondary sources. </li>
 
<li>A short list of acceptable primary and secondary sources should be included with the instructions. Remember, not all applicants will be genealogists. A large percentage will be family historians. They may not understand the difference between primary and secondary sources. </li>
<li>5. Request a fee to be submitted with the application. The amount will be based on anticipated costs and desired profits. Be sure the applicant understands exactly how to make out the check or money order. You may also want to ask for a selfaddressed, stamped envelope. This could be used to notify the person that their application has or has not been accepted. You may need to contact an out of town applicant to request further documentation. </li></ol?
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<li>Request a fee to be submitted with the application. The amount will be based on anticipated costs and desired profits. Be sure the applicant understands exactly how to make out the check or money order. You may also want to ask for a self-addressed, stamped envelope. This could be used to notify the person that their application has or has not been accepted. You may need to contact an out of town applicant to request further documentation. </li></ol>
  
 
==Filing and Retrieval==  
 
==Filing and Retrieval==  

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