Dear Crystal Bryan,
Thank you for posting your question to history hub.
The Federal Government does not ordinarily create or maintain birth, adoption, death, marriage or divorce records. Such records are made and kept by State and local governments rather than the National Archives. We suggest searching substitute record sources such as probate records, church records, and newspaper records that may uncover more information about your family.
The vast majority of records in our collection are not name-searchable. For more information on conducting genealogical research within our records, please visit our webpage: https://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy.
The Census is a great resource for verifying where an individual lived as well as who they lived with. Learn more about census records and how to access them here: https://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/census/about
We suggest that you review the FamilySearch Research wiki page for the state(s) in which your family members were born and/or lived/died. https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Main_Page.
We hope this information is helpful in your research!
You need to be specific as to who you are initially looking for in order for us to help you. Generally people give us the names of the relatives they want to start with, their approximate birth and death dates and places, and any information that might distinguish them from others with similar names.
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