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Primary Sources for Locating Relatives

Started by Private User on Friday, March 26, 2010

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Private User
3/26/2010 at 5:23 PM

and expounding upon that information.

1. http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp

Private User
3/26/2010 at 5:39 PM

Better search for some reason from the same source exists here. You can do a broad search and then gradually filter it, and the software recognizes places for you automatically. Better for some reason. I get more results here:

http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=home

Private User
3/27/2010 at 7:27 AM

Source for searching land patents from the 1700s through 1900s.

http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/

You can actually view the scanned patent document. This search enabled me to locate Michael Pfouts in Harrison County on 80 acres secured in 1831.

Private User
4/20/2010 at 1:11 PM

Great diary from 1800s Harrison County mentions the Foutzes and also has great resources listed here:

http://www.ohiodiary1872.com/resources.htm

Private User
4/20/2010 at 1:14 PM

Google Books index of Historical Collections of Harrison County

http://books.google.com/books?id=V-ouAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA201&lpg=...

Private User
4/20/2010 at 2:04 PM

Ohio map/atlas source: http://drc.ohiolink.edu/

FREE.

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