My mom and I have continued looking into our old family documents and we’ve discovered that teaching runs in the family. My mom is teacher, her uncle was, his mother was and so on. And with this Web site, I can search by state for more information on them!
I started my search in Ohio and later on, I’ll search Pennsylvania where our family originally settled.
So, how does it work? Well, just pick a state and you’ll then be presented with a search engine. Type in the name of the person you are looking for. It can either be just a last name or both first and last if you have them. Next, click Search Us and away you go!
On the results page, you will get results from all sorts of places. You’ll find birth certificate/death certificate, marriage license, cemetery listings, will records and census information.
Following the links can keep you busy with a wealth of information. I stumbled upon a link of local happenings in 1899 and I found an interesting read. It came up, because there was a Findley wedding that year. It was interesting to see what they had listed as local happenings that were noteworthy.
So, now it’s up to you to go out there and search out your ancestors! You never know what you might find. I also think this site is a very good tool if you are looking for someone who immigrated or was born in the United States.