How can I find where my ancestor was buried? Try finding death certificates, death indexes and obituaries. Search old newspapers for clues. Try finding your ancestor on findagrave.com or billiongraves .com.
Correspondence Record: is important to keep track of those with whom you have corresponded, the reasons for writing, and whether or not you have already received an answer.
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Town and county histories can be invaluable to form a picture of your ancestors in the time they lived in the area.
“Land transfers weren’t always recorded. The land may have been inherited rather than transferred by deed, or deeds among family members may mot have been taken to the courthouse to save the recording fee. Diligent searching, however, should produce something, perhaps even years after the original purchase, when the land was sold out of the family.”
Don't assume that all children listed in the census belong to the wife listed. This may be a second wife and the children a combination of "his and hers."