Thursday, September 23, 2010

Other Places to Search

It seems that finding some ancestors is only a dream. Let's face it, everyone does not create records of themselves. They don't purchase land, pay taxes, register their marriages or file estate records. Some avoided census takers, or were missed. So, what to do? Here are some suggestions. First search the tax digests for likely counties. These digests are never alphabetical. Don't forget to look for defaulters for this may be a clue of when they left the area. Another place is the Minutes of the Inferior Court where mention is made of road overseers, commissioners of various public offices, etc. Also, check the Superior Court records looking for law suits.

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