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30 September 2013

Contact the Locals

Have you determined if there are materials that a local library or genealogical/historical society has that may be helpful to your search? Frequently individuals in charge of these collections are uniquely positioned to be aware of research nuances in the area and their facilities may have specialized materials not available elsewhere.

A Google search for "yourcounty yourstate historical/genealogical society" may get you on the path to more information.

1 comment:

  1. Nearly every locality has someone who is interested in preserving the past and getting the area's history told. Sometimes, the area doesn't even have any kind of society. I've even seen letters to the editor of county weekly newspapers asking for information.
    Don't forget the Rootsweb locality message boards; you may find what you seek in the archived messages!