Historical Societies: Search Example

One of my families settled early and stayed long in the county. When I checked the county historical society, the family had a rather large file with copies of obituaries and even photos from early days showing the family members hunting on their farm. These photos would not have been available to me in any other way.

Historical society photo of family members hunting

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