Was there a doctor—or midwife—in the family?
The New Zealand, Registers of Medical Practitioners and Nurses, 1873, 1882–1933, database lists all sorts of state-approved medical practitioners.
Meanwhile, back in England, the West Yorkshire, England, Tax Valuation, 1910, itemized (as it were) more than half a million residents for tax purposes. Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636–1899, features almost three centuries of birth, marriage, and death details.
Plus we’ve added another 2.3 million records to the California, Railroad Employment Records, 1862–1950, database of payrolls, seniority lists, and blacklists.
And we all know which list we’re hoping to find a relative on.