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From: "LINDA WHITNEY" <>
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] ROOTS Digest, Vol 6, Issue 281
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 09:15:18 -0400
On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 5:30 PM, Shirlee <> wrote:
> Has anyone had success with finding someone (birth, death, marriage etc.) by using the newspaper archives. ?Most of my relatives seem to be from small towns. ?Mostly from Ohio, Indiana and Kansas.
The people in small towns are usually less pressured than big cities and take time to help. I contacted a town clerk in a small town for a birth certificate and she spent a lot of time helping me. She also, talked to other town clerks in nearby towns and asked them for other info I was looking for. Libraries are also a good resource. The people are usually friendly and go out of their way to help. I went to one where the woman asked what name I was looking for and then went to the attic of the library (since it was in an old house) and brought down some books about my ancestor in it. Both of the women working there were excited to see what we would find in our research. They also let us make copies. We would have never gotten such personalized treatment in a big city.
Good luck to you!
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