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Re: harrison huff,1800's, va and w.va.
Posted by: Kathie Billmire Date: March 27, 2001 at 06:22:51
In Reply to: Re: harrison huff,1800's, va and w.va. by fred huff of 346

Hi Fred,
There are a few things you can try for free.
http://www.FamilyTreeMaker.com
http://www.ancestry.com
http://www.familysearch.com - is a great one that I use a lot - these are all free to do searches.
I found a lot of great books as the one of Clarke Co Marriages for $6. There web site is http://www.WillowBend.net Willow Bend Books, 65 East Main St, Westminster, MD 21157-5026 1-800-876-6103. They have a hugh selection of books on newpapers, maps, source books, marriages, property, etc. Though you can't do a surname lookup, but if you know the county, it will help narrow down your search - that is a great way to go. They have descriptions and some do have a small listing of surnames of what are in the books.
I did also purchase a CD from FamilyTreeMaker - CD#520 - Genealogical Records: Early West Virginia Settlers 1600-1900s. This is what I found on the HUFF suranmes:
Albert, Anthony, Benjamin, Emma, Frank, Henrietta, James, John, Joseph, Laurette, Leah Ann, Leonard, Lillian, Lizza, Mary, Mose, Sergeant Peter, Phillip, Richard, Samuel, Thomas, William. I did not find a Harrison in this CD.
I have found out that you must be careful not to over look the fact that the surname could be spelled different. In my case I thought doing my husband's surname would be easy as it is unique, however I have a found that there are 35 different ways of spelling Billmire.
Hope this helps and if I can help you out more, just let me know.
Good Luck.
Kathie


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