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County History Genealogy Resource

In United States research, County Histories can provide clues to your family that cannot be found anywhere else.

Step 1: Go to Internet Archives website [www.archive.org] and

- Search for a “History of [the county,state you are focused on] ”.
- Click on the PDF version in the left menu to load the book.
- Use Ctrl+F to search for the family name you are working on.
- Continue to click the right arrow of the “Find” box to see all entries throughout the book

Step 2: Verify any findings of additional family members in the U.S. Censuses. Start with the census after the marriage of the parents. 

- Click on the links below to search the record group:



To learn more about County Histories, see the following lesson in the FamilySearch Learning Center:
“County Histories and Your Family” by Janice Schultz, MLS