The Difficult Task of Tracing Families

It is easy to trace several families through modern birth, death, and cemetery records. Also, the availability of 20th-century census records is pretty smooth. However, when the time frame includes records prior to 1850, difficulties begin to arise. The next step after the census is courthouse records. That is deeds, estates, wills, marriages, tax digests, receipts, vouchers, sales, inventories, annual returns, and so on…

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Jeannette Holland Austin

Jeannette Holland Austin

Author of 100+ genealogy books. Owner of 8 genealogy websites available by subscription. https://georgiapioneers.com/subscribe/subscribe.html