Thursday, March 29, 2012

Did You Check the Locations It Includes? has databases that are in "progress." So does FamilySearch, Fold3, GenealogyBank, etc. etc.

Make certain you know if they have the records/location you need in the database.

I was reminded of this when attempting a search in's California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968. The man I was looking for was in Colusa County. No wonder I couldn't find him--when I browsed the records, Colusa County was a no show.

Of course, will let me put Colusa County in the search box.

It never hurts to "browse" the data by location to make certain it is actually in there. Otherwise you may be wasting time. 

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