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AfriGeneas Juniors Genealogy Forum

Advanced Genealogy For Younger People

OK, you know the basic tools of genealogy, and have picked an objective, or two for your Rooting. I will now go over some more advanced ideas and strategies for getting you search to be more effective. I will all so give you locations of where you can get some of that information on line and how to evaluate that information.

Researching the Library
Researching the Courthouses
Researching Cemeteries
Researching the Family History Centers
Researching On Line

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Researching the Library

To start your more advanced search let's talk about getting ready for a trip to do some researching, let's say at the library in the county you are researching (if you are lucky enough to live there). You will need to take several things with you so lets make a check list for your trip.
Most of these things are obvious, but some are not.

Pencils (several just in case)
Camera (to take pictures of important finds)
Notebook (with lots of extra paper for notes)
copy of your pedigree
copy of the family history sheet of person(s) you will be researching
your research log
your copy's of any letters relevant to your present search
extra change for copy machine or phone

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Researching Courthouses

You can do most of your Vital Records research in a Courthouse. The are the place most of the original records were kept. A lot are still kept in County Court houses to this day. But some records are now being kept at the State level. If you are researching before the turn of the Century it is even harder. Most States and counties were not making people record birth and death records before about 1904
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Researching Cemeteries

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Researching Family History Centers

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Researching On Line

This information comes from:
COKidsGenWeb Project
http://www.rootsweb.com/~cokids/


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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