Comments on: How Do I Know if a Vital Record Exists? http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/15/how-do-i-know-if-a-vital-record-exists/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-do-i-know-if-a-vital-record-exists The official blog of Ancestry Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:37:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Jillhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/15/how-do-i-know-if-a-vital-record-exists/#comment-125881 Jill Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:35:57 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11130#comment-125881 There is no Learning Center on AncestryLibrary edition, which is the only kind of Ancestry I use at my local library. How do I find that information using AncestryLibrary?

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By: Larry Ross Smithhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/15/how-do-i-know-if-a-vital-record-exists/#comment-115903 Larry Ross Smith Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:09:35 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11130#comment-115903 Thank you. I found this article very helpful.

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By: Ancestry Annehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/15/how-do-i-know-if-a-vital-record-exists/#comment-115860 Ancestry Anne Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:27:12 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11130#comment-115860 Thanks Janet! I’m glad you found the post helpful.

Barbara, that’s a tough one. When did the man she was bound to die? If it was before she married, maybe she might be mentioned in his probate records. Also, check the genealogy or historical society in the county in Tennessee. Ask if they know of existing records that might help you determine more about Diviin.

Your hunch that Robert Walker came from Campbell or Buckingham based on the migration patterns is a very reasonable one, and one that should be followed up. One suggestion is to identify Walker families in Campbell and Buckingham in the 1820 census who have a child that age. (And if they have already migrated at that point, I guess that doesn’t work :-) ) Do you know any of Robert’s brothers and/or sisters? Tracking them might lead you to an answer. Once you get back to the early 1800′s and before, the challenge is much higher to find the answers you are looking for. Good luck!

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By: Janet Weekshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/15/how-do-i-know-if-a-vital-record-exists/#comment-115574 Janet Weeks Fri, 16 Aug 2013 01:00:07 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11130#comment-115574 I have part of my tree in the Weeks tree my husband started; then I started my Godfrey tree separate to make it easier or me to work. In both my family that I incorporated in the Weeks tree and my Godfrey I have several people who came from Virginia as in your example. So that was all helpful. I had never used the link you were speaking about; so I will start trying to uncover more of my genealogy needs with it. Thanks so much for having this on Facebook that I found when scanning through that this evening. I really like to use Ancestry.com.

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By: Barbara Wylyhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/08/15/how-do-i-know-if-a-vital-record-exists/#comment-115570 Barbara Wyly Fri, 16 Aug 2013 00:48:53 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11130#comment-115570 How would I find a record for a “bound child” born in 1801 in Virginia and living as a bound child in TN when she met her husband circa 1815-1820? Would probate records tell us? We have no clue as to what county in Virginia or who her parents are, except for her unusual first Name “Diviin”. She has a very common last name-Sullivan. She was bound to a man named Pendergast.

Also, are there any means other than Bible records for locating a birth record of a man named Robert Walker born in 1812 in Virginia, no county known, but most likely Campbell or Buckingham as his family moved that year to TN with another family who had lived in those counties? We can’t find a father for this man, but his mother was Nancy Walker born October 1795 according to her tombstone. We don’t know if Walker was a maiden or a married name. We are not aware of a family relationship between Nancy and the other families she travelled with. They may have been a church group.

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