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Re: Info on Tucker/Bailey
Posted by: sandra ferguson (ID *****4312) Date: April 03, 2008 at 07:14:31
In Reply to: Re: Info on Tucker/Bailey by Vickie Mullett Franke of 2195

When starting genealogical research, one needs ALWAYS to speak with any family relative who might have information to share...that should be first on your list of things to down what they say, as it's easy to forget/get things twisted.
Instead of the 1920, why aren't you looking at the 1910, to find Eva in the household of her parents? It's good to be systematic about your searching, starting with the earliest and working your way forward. Do you know that each Family History Center of the Latter Day Saints (Mormons) will rent you ANY census record for a nominal monthly fee, and you may visit the FHC and view it....they also have many, MANY other filmed documents. Visit their online site and do a place search (of whatever county it is you're 'working' on), and see what all they have available. I will warn you to NOT accept anything you may find in the Ancestral Files as fact...they are riddled with errors, so look upon anything found there as a clue, ONLY....NOT a fact!
Many of us don't begin our family research till it seems there is no one of an older generation to help us....thus, we must do it on our own...just proceed in an orderly fashion, and don't jump to the next generation till you have proven each one one that came before your grandparents, then great grandparents, etc....don't jump around from generation to generation. Keep in mind, too, that before very many generations, you will find yourself out of vital records...that is, no birth, death, marriage records were kept at a state or county level. So, you must count on census records, church records, newspaper obits, wills, land records, etc.
I hope you enjoy the search....

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