With the advent of powerful computers, an ever increasing number of online databases, and indexed records, doing research has become so much easier over time. The Church has created partnership agreements with several other large ancestral database companies to help us with our research efforts. Learning basic searching skills will help you discover many of the records of your ancestors and their descendants.
Records such as Federal and State Census records, military draft registration, City Directories, birth, marriage, death certificates, probates & wills are quickly coming on line in larger numbers. What may not be available, may be available tomorrow.