Article on County Histories #usa

Rachel Unkefer <runkefer@...>

I just received my "Ancestry Weekly Digest" email today and it
contained an article about using published county histories in your
American research. Whenever beginners contact me for advice, I always
recommend looking for a county history when the research subject
lived outside a major metropolitan area during the last half of the
19th century. I have found helpful biographical sketches in histories
of Shelby County, Tennessee (Memphis), as well as counties in
Kentucky, Missouri, and Kansas. Unless your ancestor settled in New
York city, I strongly urge you to seek out the county histories of
places where they lived. Even if you don't think they were important
people, they might show up in a county history. Here is the URL of
the article:

Rachel Unkefer <> [Founder of Early American SIG]

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