The local library may have copies of old city directories produced my the municipality.
The 1910 census lists survivors of Union or Confederate army or naval service.
The Social Security Death index is a master index file of deaths reported to the Social Security Administration. It has been kept since 1962, when operations were computerized. The index includes about 50 percent of deceased persons from 1962 to 1971 and about 85 percent of deceased persons from 1972 to 2005. It also includes a few deaths from 1937 to 1961.
An Ancestor Chart records the ancestors from whom you directly descend--those for whom you intend to compile a complete and correct family unit. It shows at a glance the progress you have made towards this goal and what remains to be done.
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Female lines are as important as male lines. One-half of your ancestors are female! They can be more difficult to locate since most changed their names when married.