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From: "Teresa Elliott" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Pre-USA country designations
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 18:46:40 -0500
In-Reply-To: <>

Not necessarily. If the county was dissolved, the records could be moved to
a sister county, or only be available at the state archives. I prefer to
record the place as it was at the time mentioned, but that doesn't mean I
won't explain in detail where that place is now, and how it came to be in
the memo field of the tag.

Teresa Ghee Elliott IBSSG
Rutherford County, TN Cemeteries

-----Original Message-----
From: Dean Scribner [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 1:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TMG] Pre-USA country designations

Frankie writes:
>A problem with not using the correct place name at the time of the
record is that you may look in the wrong place for additional records.<

Right on! As political subdivisions changed often, if you are looking for
land records, court records, probate records, etc., you had better be
looking in the right county, because the county in which the event took
place is the county where the record will be found, regardless of what
county the site of the event is in now.


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