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  • Glennis Kowalski
    Dec 30, 2009
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      Hi Lora, Have you tried posting on the state broads where your family members come from or may have lived? sometimes that helps and it also may take a long time to get an a reply but keep tryng. The LDS Chruch has alot of info but check it as they dont always have the facts right. when ordering any brith/death/marrage records check with the county first then the state it may save you time and money.I hope this helps. Glennis    

      --- On Wed, 12/30/09, Lora Hall <lorah@...> wrote:

      From: Lora Hall <lorah@...>
      Subject: Re: [Genealogy Research Club] Re: New Here
      To: genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 5:26 AM


      Hi Judy and Tina,
      Thank you for your responses. I think that it is going to be very difficult
      but I also don't give up very easily. Tina, I'm afraid it IS too late for
      interviews. There aren't any family members left on my dads side, at least
      that I know of. We have one cousin who is about 60 now and we are trying to
      locate contact info for him. No luck so far. My Dad supposedly came from a
      family of 16 kids. None of my family went to church at least as far back as
      I can remember. I have my Dads obit but there is nothing of great value in
      there either. Also, I live in a very rural town and there are no community
      colleges even remotely close that I could take a class from. That's why I
      join groups! If I need to know something, I can usually find a group for
      it! LOL I'm just going to have to sit down and start with what I know and
      go from there until I get his birth certificate. Thank you so much for all
      of your helpful advice. I'm sure I will have more questions as I go.

      On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 8:52 AM, Judy Ardine <downeast@concentric .net>wrote:

      > Ancestry, etc. are good places to get clues - but - actual birth
      > certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates, etc. are the
      > definitive records, at least for your direct ancestors. It isn't always
      > necessary to go to that expense for siblings of direct ancestors, but
      > sometimes the need arises to go w/spending the money on theirs as well.
      > Church records, obituaries are another valuable resource, but not
      > necessarily all that accurate. And once you get back a few generations land
      > records and wills and estates become much the choice and primary resources.
      > I had a link most of us knew but couldn't prove for years until I stumbled
      > onto an 1804 law suit that led me to a 1770 land record that led to the
      > definitive 1797 land record.

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