Primary sources....secondary records....wills and probate packets....cemetery records....military records....SSDI....message boards....RootsWeb.com....Ancestry.com....the list goes on! The Internet has opened the door to an endless array of online databases and repositories.
Today millions of Americans are searching for their ancestors. Many have been tracing their family tree for more than a decade. It can be exciting. It can be frustrating. And it can definitely uncover the expected!
The Tottenville Historical Society has been helping family historians with their research for many years, sometimes providing new information or new direction as new resources become available to us on a regular basis. Newspapers, scrapbooks, cemetery and church records can be invaluable, but the information goes undiscovered unless these items are indexed.