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S&SMFB - FAMILY HISTORY BASED ON GENEALOGICAL RECORDS

 

INTRODUCTION

 

In order to have an authenticated pedigree, each generation must show proven family connections. The way to achieve this is to start with ones self and work backwards proving each generation through primary and secondary genealogical records or sources, by name of line carrier & spouse, their date of birth & location, their date of marriage & location, their children’s names, birth date & location and their date of death & location.

Except for Certified Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates, usually more that one record covering an event is required.

 

The following three heritage societies have approved my pedigrees' and I am a life member of each.

2000, Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America, meetings held in Washington, DC. My paternal lineage through Margery Frost, wife of Nathaniel Staple, grandson of Peter Staple Jr., and kindred families. http://www.charlemagne.org/

2001, The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA. Both my paternal and maternal lineages through kindred families to signers' of the Mayflower compact. 
http://www.themayflowersociety.com/

2003, Piscataqua Pioneers, Portsmouth NH. My pedigree lineage and my genetic lineage to my 11th generation great-grandfather, Peter Staple of Kittery.

http://www.piscataquapioneers.org/

 

Examples of Primary and Secondary Information

PRIMARY INFORMATION:

CERTIFICATES:
Birth, Marriage, Death, Burial Permit. 

CHURCH or PARISH RECORDS:
Christening, Blessing, Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage, Death.

 

COURT RECORDS:
Wills, Administration, and Inventory Probate Records, Guardian Papers, Adoption, Divorce, Annulment, Change of Name Decree, Justice of the Peace, Court Trial Cases, Land Patents and Grants, Deeds, Property Purchase and Sales Records.

 

IMMIGRANT RECORDS:

Naturalizations, Citizenship Papers, Alien Registration, Passenger Lists, Passports and Visas.

 

MILITARY RECORDS:

Service, Pension, Disability, Citations, Medals & Awards, Military Schools, Separation Papers.

PUBLIC VITAL RECORDS:

SECONDARY INFORMATION:

 

BIOGRAPHIES with primary and secondary sources given.

CEMETERY RECORDS:

CENSUS RECORDS: Showing relationships.

EMPLOYMENT RECORDS:

FAMILY HISTORY PUBLICATIONS with primary and secondary sources given

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY INDEXES and BOOKS with primary & secondary sources given.

LOCAL HISTORIES:

 

NEWSPAPERS:

PERSONAL / FAMILY RECORDS:
Bible, Journals, Diaries, Letters, Baby Book, Wedding Book, Bank and Financial Records, Health & Insurance Records, Graduation, Memberships, Apprenticeship, Awards, Tax Records.

 

 

CHAPTER I CONTENTS

1) ORIGIN OF THE STAPLE SURNAME

3) GRANDPARENTS PEDIGREES

2) RECORDED FAMILY HISTORY

4) RESEARCH NOTES

 

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