Have you ever looked for a birth or death certificate among the county records, only later find out that they weren’t created during that year? Had you only know this BEFORE you started researching you could have saved yourself a bunch of time. It would have been nice if someone had told you beforehand what’s available and not. But who could have told you? Or where would you find that information?Ah Ha! The Cheat Sheet You’ve Been Needing – For Free and Online!
The Red Book is an excellent reference tool for all genealogists. It’s not a list of names our a source record in and of itself. It’s a finding aid. This book will tell you what’s available and where to find it for most record types (county records, church records, newspapers, censuses, miliary records, etc.) It’s one of my favorite books and one I talk about in several of my classes. Read more