Covering Indiana counties of: Clark, Crawford, Dubois, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Lawrence, Orange, Perry, Scott and Washington; and Kentucky counties of Breckinridge, Bullitt, Hardin, Jefferson and Meade.
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Having trouble getting started? Or maybe you're just new to on-line genealogy. Hopefully there will be something below that can help you!
Start by writing down what you already know:
Talk to your living relatives, find out the following:
Full namesFull dates-day, month, yearbirthsdeathsmarriagesPlaces of residenceReligionSocial customsOccupationsEducation
Find out all work already done on your families
Decide if work is validCheck for sources
Record all information
Record information on pedigree charts and family group sheetsWrite down where you get your informationWrite down all sources that DON'T help so that you don't waste time and check them again!
Study all areas that your ancestors lived in
Record all information about anyone in the same area with the same surname. Even if you feel there is no connection.
Check all spellings of the surname.
Spellings changeMistakes are often made
Check these sources:
County historiesAtlasesMapsCity directoriesNewspapersBirth recordsMarriage recordsDeath recordsCensus recordsBible Recordscemetery recordsWills and probate
Church recordsMilitary records
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