Source types to provide relatives

besides these, what are good source types to show relationships, especially to know parents? jurisdictional birth and death records. church records of birth, baptism, and sometimes death. federal and sometimes state census records. draft card image in the case of 20th century wars.

which do you find tends to be the most accurate? what kinds of errors do happen on these?

Marriage records often include the names of the parents of the bride and groom.

Wills and probate records often mention names of some of the children or other relatives of the deceased person.

Guardianship records typically mention the ward’s parents.

Divorce records may also mention names of children.

Typical errors in these records are misspellings, or sometimes incorrect pairings of given names and surnames.