Don’t be afraid to try new things


Don’t be afraid to try new sources. I know we all love the convenience of the internet in finding new information about our family history. But as great as the internet is it doesn’t have everything on it. So if you are not finding a record that you are looking for try another source. Public libraries are a great source, especially for obituaries. Another that I wouldn’t have first thought of trying is a local newspaper. When I was trying to find an obituary, I tried the public library but they did not carry them at their library. So the library suggested trying the local newspaper. I did and they were able to help me locate the obituary I was looking for. It was something that the newspaper had never done before also, but they were willing to help and it worked out great. So remember there is more than one way to obtain a record you are looking for and it never hurts to just ask.

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