My husband, Ellis McClure, has done so much to support my genealogy research and business efforts. I have always wanted to help him to experience the same joy in finding historical documentation for his ancestors that I have felt in doing my own. On a recent research trip, we spent a day in Birmingham, Alabama because we have almost exhausted the records available online. I am sharing how this whole process worked for us in case you need to duplicate it in your own research.
- Probate - Looking at probate indexes determines whether or not your ancestor has a record there.
- Marriage - Many times marriage record indexes are online. Always check the original record.
- Land - Check indexes to determine if a record exists. The original records often mention spouses or other family members.