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Genealogy... Advances in Resources
As part of my annual reorgainzing effort I've run across materials from the past that really demostrate the impact of computers and the avialabilty of on-line data.
A couple of examples in the area of Books & CD's.
I have CD's from Heritage Quest for AA's in Edgecombe County NC for 1870 & 1880. CD's for Putnam County, IN for 1900-1910-1920, and Index of the Ohio 1870 & 1880 Census. Several CD's for marriage records by Automated Archives, Inc. ...These are from selected county records from the early 1700's to the early 1900's for Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia,Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois & Tennessee.
Other than CD's there are many other examples of hard copy materiels that now appear in on-line databases. One still valuable set of books is the 10 volume set from the 1880 Census "Blacks in Ohio by County".
I came 'kicking & screaming' into this new age of research... it had to be done the old way in person and on-site. I've since learned both are compatible and the old techniques help greatly. On-line is great, but if at all possible visit those courthouses and other repositories from where the on-line materials are generated.
What are some of your experiences in the world of old vs new?
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