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Government records, such as birth, death and marriage certificates, census records, licenses, patents, trial transcripts, etc.
Records of organizations, i.e., minutes, reports or correspondence
Original Documents (e.g. family Bible records)
Photographs, documentaries, sound recordings of actual events
Survey Research such as market surveys and public opinion polls
Note: Newspaper, magazine, and journal articles and books were written at the time about a particular event are often considered primary sources. These accounts were usually written by journalists or other observers at the time of the event. Materials that are written later and/or provide historical analysis are considered secondary sources.