Friday, November 16, 2018

Where to Find Special Genealogy Collections #virginiapioneersnet

Where to Find Special Genealogy Collections not Available to the Public

Jeannette Holland AustinThere are all sorts of genealigical collections out there. For this reason, it is impossible for a single web site to contain everything. Since the early 1900s, Americans have readily collected family data and later had it microfilmed and placed in libraries and archives. They did it to prevent the valuable family history being lost. Although libraries and archives are digitizing data, it is often but a shell of their collection and they would require a substantial budget to do a thorough job. It is more of an invitation, "come in and see what we have." In other words, one needs to visit that institution in order to view actual documents or databases. In addition, there are persons (like myself) who have collected and maintained a wide stream of information. Sometimes this data gets added to a website, however, for the most part, is unavailable to the public. In my instance, I had some of it 
Index to Georgia Wills-See Names of your Ancestors

Online Genealogy

1 comment:

  1. Jeanette, would you be related to a Betty Austin from Paulding county who was married to Tom Lyle?