Weekly Planner: Learn About One New Resource

Is there a particular record that you have avoided working with because you don’t have experience with it? Land records? Tax lists? Coroners’ records? Court records? Take the bull by the horns this week and research that record type and its availability in the areas in which you are researching. Start with a reference book or look for an article on the subject in the Ancestry Library. Follow up with research on the websites of repositories that may hold these records and determine what records are available and how they can be accessed (e.g., snail mail requests, online and e-mail requests, interlibrary loan, etc.). Then make it happen. You’ll wonder why you ever put it off!

2 thoughts on “Weekly Planner: Learn About One New Resource

  1. I have not ever searched land records, yet I really do want to. I am never sure where to go to do searches of this kind or if you are allowed to search all land records from years ago.
    This may just help me and give me the courage to get started doing it!

  2. please put online the newspapers archives from Easton, pa, the county seat of Northampton county. this county formed 1752 from bucks county and was the home for many ancestors who went west and down to frederick county, md. the easton library, marx room, has the newspapers on mircrofilm back to the 1860′s and maybe further back for about 5 newspapers published then, some in german

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