Gene Notes

Some random and some not-so-random thoughts on family history.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Relatively Speaking - Using the Resources Available - Again and Again

I hope y'all (yes, the product of almost 3 years in Tennessee) read cousin Carol's Reflections From the Fence last Friday, because she did what we frequently refer to as "Review, Review, Review."

I'm sure we've all come up against that odd record we haven't been able to find and not for want of searching, either. In Carol's blog, she tells us of the result of her constant search for Lorena Eley's marriage to her first husband. Now, having known Carol for many, many years, I know how hard she has searched. However, due to the availability of indices online through the Family Search Record Search site she was finally able to locate that elusive record.

I know there are a lot of new sites and records coming online every day, but if you have been looking for that elusive record for many years, keep checking for them. No one site will have everything you need, which is sort of unfortunate, because we have so many places to look, but it can be so worth it when you do locate that missing marriage, birth or death record.

Now if they could just reconstruct the church records from AuSable and Oscoda, Michigan that were destroyed in the 1911 fire.

Copyright 2010, ACK for Gene Notes

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