AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum Archive 2
Re: County Records and Death Certificates
In Response To: Re: County Records and Death Certificates ()
Ari: If there is a History Room of the local library, check there. The librian in my town was very knowledgeable and helpful. I had been unable to find a gr-uncle in the NC 1930 index, but I knew he lived there and the area he should have been in, she was able to narrow it down to a couple of ED's and I found him in a page search. She did a search of the county history books that I am interested in and found one listed in NY's library (where I live), so I'll be able to borrow it locally. She also suggested searching the tax list, I looked through one reel, but ran out of time, so yes, the tax lists are a very good source. (But I may be able to order the tax lists from LDS for a more through search) She also searched the older city directories at the town and found surnames of interest to me. Also, since she knew the lay of the land, she knew that a part of the county I am reseaching (Cabarrus), is actually a part of a neighborin county Rowan (which I will visit on my next trip down there). Without her assistance, I would not have known of the other possibilities and would have missed some good leads.
Good luck to you.