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The best free genealogy resource online is, and in particular, their free online catalog. A lot of people get intimidated by it or they don’t even know it’s there. In this video, I explain how to get to the catalog and then how to drill down to find the content that you seek even though a lot of the records contained within are not indexed as other content on the site is.

To access the quick reference of eastern North Carolina counties on East Carolina Roots, go here:

To access FamilySearch directly, go here:

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  1. Roy Archbell

    Excellent review of the FamilySearch image collection. I have used the same technique Sarah outlined for the last year or so. I am a great believer in the value of deeds to solve genealogy issues. I would add to always make a note of the image number once you have found a document of value so that you will not have to hunt for it a second time and to be able to cite the image # in your biographical ancestor summary.


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