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Subject: Re: Town clerk / historian ??`s
Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 16:15:52 EDT
In a message dated 5/31/99 6:38:58 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< Phil , in Lynnwood , now writing a
>draft of the letter he plans on sending to just about every town clerk /
>historian in New York state
I would recommend trying to narrow things down a bit before going off
on wild goose chases.[and sending a few hundred town historians to
their books] Have you read every POTTER genealogy published? Do
you have a theory about from where in NY they came? Have you read
obits/histories of all the family members?
hi Jim , and you others , I have done all of this stuff , I
have " narrowed "
down my search , To 138 possible families in the state of New York in the
1830 census , by county and town , And am now writing to those places ONLY
, My question posed in my last post was a general info. seeking one , I
wanted to know IF the town clerks / historians ACTUALLY had the census for
there town , my note said
; " Do you have copies of the Fed . census for your town in your files you
use to look up those people that did live in your areas if somebody should
write and ask about one of them ???? , " the important modifier is ; '
one of them ' , I live in the Seattle area , we have a branch of the NARA
..... which I am very well experienced at using , Phil