Friday, August 10, 2012

Aug 10 - State Archives

Aug 10 – More and more state archives are putting birth and death indexes, military rosters and other records on the Internet. Check the archives Web sites for all the states where you research (click to them from

I have found these indexes as a great tool. These indexes can help direct you to the proper courthouse. Word of warning, just because someone doesn’t show up in the index doesn’t mean the record is not at the courthouse. Check other spelling variations or try looking up just the date of event (if known). Also, don’t rely on the volume and page listed in the on-line index, it might be different at the courthouse.

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