Whether big or small, libraries, historical and genealogical societies, archives and other records repositories hold all kinds of family history treasures within their troves of books, manuscripts, photo collections and ephemera. In the articles here, you’ll get help knowing which repository to visit, tips for getting ready to visit libraries and archives; how-tos for finding the records you need, ways to access collections from home, and lots more.

Missing records can be difficult (but not impossible) to overcome. Use these six tips to work around burned courthouses, lost records and more.

After the Fire: 6 Tips for Finding Missing Records

When lost, burned or otherwise nonexistent files leave gaps in your family tree, fill in the blanks with these six expert tricks for overcoming missing records.

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