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20 September 2011

Records at All Levels

Don't forget that records regarding your ancestor might have been created at several government levels:

  • local--such as town, city, or township records
  • county level records
  • state level records
  • federal level records
The importance of searching all jurisdictions is applicable anywhere, not just the United States. The names of the government levels may be different, but the layers still exist.

And don't forget church records, which also may have local records and records at a national level---usually records of former churches or parishes that have been transferred to an "archives" for preservation.

1 comment:

  1. When the courthouse burned, look for records created and held at the state level.