WHERE ARE YOU LOOKING?
Having just laid down a journal on genealogy, my thoughts went to so many that can not afford to use Ancestry and other major suppliers of data.
It seems everyone wants to leap on to the computer and come up with answers. So grateful that I was able to latch onto these quarterlies from many various eastern research facilities. thinking they may be helpful.
Shirley Becker visited this morning and scanned three of them and said, "wow." She found several of her names she hasn't found on major sites.
I am figuring these were put together before the Internet by many, many years and the data is overwhelming. Wills, Obits, Land Records, Probates, Tax records, and the list goes on.
For that was the way you learned data in the 50's and later until the 2000's. I started on Computer in 1990. To do Genealogy and it was to enjoy chatting with others looking for information in the same place I was.
Sharing was so important and because we shared we learned more quickly than this stay at home and do it alone method of today.
Go find you a library that carries the Quarterlies, and pamphlets that we used in days of old.
OGS, Ohio Genealogical Society has helped Mary find much data she was not able to find previous to reading my old ones.
We know NGS creates them National Genealogical Society,
New England Historical and Genealogical Society. NEHGS has two versions I have found so far.
Greene Co., Pennsylvania has a great one called Cornerstone Clues. Berkeley, Virginia has another,
Surname Books should never be removed from a library. They will never go out of date.
It is sad the libraries removed the phone books. They were a major source of confirming living residences.
Look in the History section of you local Library, try the Colleges and Universities in your region.
Some titles: Vermont Genealogy,, Rhode Island Genealogical Register, OGS for Ohio Genealogical Society, (they also have county books if you join you can acquire).
The list could go on and on but if you are new and not wealthy find a genealogical library and look at what is on the shelves for answers you may have to pay dearly for otherwise.
Even our local society puts out a monthly newsletter and it carries nominal information for researchers.
Several of our local groups have newsletters.
Contact a local society and see what more you can learn.
Of course, you can try the National Archives, Universities, Colleges and the list goes on.
We also have Library shelves filled with books at the Chula Vista Library on 4th and F St. in Chula Vista, CA.