Free Every Name Indexes for Old County Histories
How to use the indexes on this website
Search for your ancestor's name under corresponding letter of their surname in the "Alphabetical Index" section. The number following the ancestor's name is the page in the original text were this person is mentioned. Be sure to check all possible spelling variations.
Directly below the alphabetical index it says, "Do Your Own Look Up Here". There you will find a link to the original text online if one is available. If no online source is available, use the suggestions below to try and locate a copy of the original text so you may do your own look up.
No text available online? Check the following sources to locate a copy.
Inter-Library Loan Browse your local library catalog and use their inter-library loan system to locate a copy of the original text. Some of these books may be out of print, but a few libraries usually offer thme by inter-library loan. You may also consult the WorldCat Catalog which connects to collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. Be aware that some of these old histories are available but your local library may request that you use them only at their facility because of their very limited number of copies or delicate condition.
Search for online scans You may wish to do an online search for scans of the original text that may have been uploaded to websites such as Google Books, Internet Archive, Hathi Trust Digital Library, and Family History Books - FamilySearch.
Request a Look up from a Genealogy Volunteer Make a request online of genealogy look up volunteers which are often found on the corresponding US GenWeb Project pages, in Facebook genealogy groups, or at the local historical or genealogical societies.
Family History Centers Contact the LDS Family History Library to see if a copy of the original text is available to you on microfilm. Go to https://familysearch.org and use the online Family History Library Catalog to determine if the films you need are immediately available in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Can you do a look ups for me? If you are having difficulty understanding how to use my indexes I am happy to help however I do not do look ups. All texts I use for indexing are either available online or borrowed from university libraries or have been obtained through inter-library loan. Once the index is completed and uploaded to the website, the original text is returned.
Good luck and happy hunting!
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