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Subject: Re: [AFHA] So Close! Arkansas Death Record Prior to 1914
Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2010 06:38:07 -0000
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I don't qualify as professional genealogists, and very much respect their knowledge, (even though, I have been involved in my beloved researcher of my line since 1963) I will add to your own get up and go, (researching is contagious, and very infecting, treatment last a lifetime, and you still can't find treatment to cure it). I was looking for a spouse of my direct line from Hot Spring Co, Ark, for years, made a number of trips to Malvern, (the county seat and has a GREAT library), to Hot Springs, Garland, at that time the person died in Hot Springs, people did not signifying town or Co, but I kept a looking To had a 1st name, full birth day no death date, and child. But I kept on, as I knew the 1914-1950 rules, didn't apply when my mothers twin brothers died in 1827 nor the twin sisters in 1930, but the family has knowledge of when/and where. But this spouse bothered me. The Liberian got to know me, my name, email, and etc. One day in the mid 70's got an email. Some grt-gr!
-ch of the Co Coroner had found an old fashion wood apple box in his grt-gr-father' home, taking it to the Genealogy Dept of Malvern's Genealogy Dept. The County Coroner had been so kind as to keep the years tied together, and they had not been gotten by the mice, and was very usefull. NOT saying this is going to be what you find, but there are obituaries NOT always online, but more get put on as fast as individuals are working on them I understand. Unfortutaly, the many places, available to check, is usually someone to sit and go thru files. Before, this program, I have spent with a niece, hand copying Obits, from a newspaper Morgue, page by page, but the info was there. NO laptops, just a tablet or two. I also have spent a number of trips, using 2-3 days of the trip at a local mortuary, that seem to bury a lot of my ancestors, got a lot of info, but the paperwork is in binders Month, Day, Year of death. If you have a number from the same town it works wonders (we had a la!
ptop, our program PAF,and lots of energy, worked well. Going to the co
urthouse for mrg's are the same way for Hot Spring Co anyway from the earliest to 1900 the latest in book form (from the HS Co Historical Society) The names were in BIGGGGG BINDERS, A thru D, In 1900, NOT printed they are listed by Year and Letter. But ya go thru it 1 page at a time, lots of full, individuals are very enthused when you find someone special.
My gr-parents mrd 1908, gr-ma died in 1940, gr-pa in 1956 , never found a mrg license, till we were in an adjoing Co, looking thru mrg records in 1983. So a number of well long spent days of vacation, we are very blessed. But keep in mine MOST of us are working on info 1930 back to 1700, some later, some earlier. Rome wasn't built overnite, and filling in all our holes won't be covered maybe in our lifetimes (I'm 70)
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