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08 June 2013

You Will Have to get Off the Computer

Querying databases and search engines and using other digital media  are an integral part of genealogical research. However, there are answers to some questions that are resting on a piece of paper that has not been microfilmed, digitized, or indexed. No amount of Googling or creative searching will locate that record if it only exists on paper in a case file in a courthouse or archives. Offline searches are still important.

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