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County History Genealogy Resource

In United States research, County Histories can provide clues to your family that cannot be found anywhere else.

Step 1: Go to Internet Archives website [] and search for a “History of [the county,state you are focused on] ”.
- Click on the PDF version in the left menu to load the book.
- Use Ctrl+F to search for the family name you are working on.
- Continue to click the right arrow of the “Find” box to see all entries throughout the book

Step 2: Verify any findings of additional family members in the U.S. Censuses. Start with the census after the marriage of the parents.

Click on the links below to search the record group:
1850 U.S. Census 1910 U.S. Census
1860 U.S. Census 1920 U.S. Census
1870 U.S. Census 1930 U.S. Census
1880 U.S. Census 1940 U.S. Census
1900 U.S. Census

To learn more about County Histories, see the following lesson in the FamilySearch Learning Center:
“County Histories and Your Family” by Janice Schultz, MLS