Genealogy Record Example: County History

Genealogy Record Example: County History

Understanding town history documents will shed new light on your ancestors' lives.

1. Familiarity with laws governing events such as marriages and probate helps you understand what types of records to look for and where.

2. This book also explains a three-year gap in marriage records and lists the county’s earliest marriages. 

3. Most local histories name early officials such as mayors, council members, judges and justices of the peace.

4. Local histories are a resource for military regiments raised in a town. This one describes where Civil War units were raised and lists officers, battles and casualties for each.

5. Discover everyday details of your ancestors’ lives in descriptions of roads, churches, schools, social clubs, businesses and more.

Citation for this record: Nelson Wiley Evans and Emmons Buchanan Stivers, A History of Adams County, Ohio, From its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, Including Character Sketches of Prominent Persons Identified With the First Century of the County’s Growth and Containing Numerous Engravings and Illustrations (West Union, Ohio: E. B. Stivers, 1900), pages 57, 125, 150, 343, Google Books (http://books.google.com : accessed 7 April 2016).

 

 

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