The Key to Finding your Ancestors in the Collections of Today

Jeannette Holland Austin
2 min readMar 30, 2022

Things have certainly changed since the days of searching through dusty libraries and reading unindexed books and microfilm! But with the launching of the internet and establishing genealogical records thereon, the task has just begun! What with burned county records all over America and immigration records yet to be translated and published, there is so much more to be discovered.

While searching for my ancestors in the records, I discovered a former habit of county clerks frequently lugging those big ledger books home with…

Jeannette Holland Austin

Author of 100+ genealogy books. Owner of 8 genealogy websites available by subscription.