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Research & Archives

Archives & Where We Research:

The Ancestor Detector utilizes various Archives, Libraries, and Court Houses to make sure we find the right records for our clients.

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A Sampling of Places Where We Have Conducted Research:

The Ancestor Detector has performed ancestry research in nearly every state, hundreds of counties and a number of international locations. The list of archives, libraries and court houses that we consult grows each day. The following list of consulted sources is not meant to be all-inclusive but a general overview of our many genealogy resources.

Daughters of the American Revolution Library (Washington, DC)
Family History Library (Salt Lake City, UT)
Georgia State Archives (Morrow, GA)
Library of Congress (Washington, DC)
Library of Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Maryland State Archives (Annapolis, MD)
National Archives & Records Administration (Washington, DC)
North Carolina State Archives (Raleigh, NC)
Pennsylvania State Archives (Harrisburg, PA)
South Carolina Department of Archives & History (Columbia, SC)

Local & State Libraries:

  • Denver Public Library (Denver, CO)
  • Catoosa County Library (Ringgold, GA)
  • Chattooga County Public Library (Summerville, GA)
  • Cherokee Regional Library (LaFayette, GA)
  • Fannin County Library (Blue Ridge, GA)
  • Gordon County Library (Calhoun, GA)
  • Murray County Library (Chatsworth, GA)
  • Rochester/Olmsted County Public Library (Rochester, MN)
  • Crow Wing County Public Library (Crosby, MN)
  • Kimball/Banner County Public Library (Kimball, NE)
  • Clark County Public Library (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Henderson District Public Libraries (Henderson, NV)
  • Hamilton County Bicentennial Library (Chattanooga, TN)
  • Laramie County Library (Pine Bluffs, WY)

Other Sources of Records May Include:

Cemeteries
County Courthouses
Health Departments
County Historical Societies
Newspaper Archives
Vital Records Offices
Church or Parish Registers

national archives

Counties Where Research Has Been Conducted:

  • Alabama (Benton, Bibb, Blount, Cherokee, Cleburne, Conecuh, Cullman, De Kalb, Escambia, Etowah, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marshall, Mobile, Perry, Pickens, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, Tuscaloosa, Winston)
  • Arizona (Maricopa, Mesa, Mohave, Pima, Yavapai, Yuma)
  • Arkansas (Arkansas, Ashley, Benton, Clay, Cleburne, Drew, Faulkner, Greene, Independence, Jackson, Lonoke, Marion, Mississippi, Poinsett, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Sevier, White, Woodruff)
  • California (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Clara)
  • Colorado (Arapahoe, Conejos, Denver, Las Animas, San Miguel)
  • Connecticut (Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, Windham)
  • Delaware (New Castle, Sussex)
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida (Broward, Dade, Flagler, Hillsborough, Manatee, Orange, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Sarasota, Volusia)
  • Georgia (Baldwin, Bibb, Brooks, Burke, Carroll, Catoosa, Chatham, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Cobb, Coweta, Crisp, Dade, De Kalb, Effingham, Elbert, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gordon, Greene, Gwinnett, Hall, Hancock, Henry, Jackson,  Jasper, Laurens, Lowndes, Lumpkin, McDuffie, Montgomery, Murray, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Rabun, Randolph, Richmond, Screven, Stephens, Stewart, Sumter, Telfair, Troup, Upson, Walker, Walton, Wheeler, Whitfield, Wilcox, Wilkes, Worth)
  • Idaho (Bannock, Blaine, Oneida, Power, Twin Falls)
  • Illinois (Adams, Cook, Cumberland, Effingham, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hancock, Lake, Livingston, Logan, Montgomery, Peoria, White)
  • Indiana (Adams, Daviess, Floyd, Geary, Greene, Harrison, Jackson, Knox, Perry, Posey, Rush, Spencer, Vigo, Warren, Warrick)
  • Iowa (Benton, Davis, Decatur, Dubuque, Hancock, Lucas, Palo Alto, Polk, Poweshiek, Talmadge, Webster)
  • Kansas (Anderson, Brown, Greenwood, Kingman, Leavenworth, Linn, Lyon, Marion, Riley, Shawnee)
  • Kentucky (Adair, Boyd, Breathitt, Breckinridge, Calloway, Campbell, Carter, Clark, Estill, Floyd, Greenup, Henry, Hickman, Johnson, Lee, Lincoln, Madison, Mason, Morgan, Muhlenberg, Nelson, Owsley, Pike, Pulaski, Russell,  Shelby, Whitley, Woodford)
  • Louisiana (Calcasieu, Claiborne, East Baton Rouge, Lincoln, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Orleans, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Richland, Union)
  • Maine (Cumberland, Washington, York)
  • Maryland (Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Cecil, Frederick, Kent, Prince George’s, Talbot)
  • Massachusetts (Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Franklin, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Worcester)
  • Michigan (Calhoun, Eaton, Genesee, Grand Traverse, Gratiot, Huron, Kalamazoo, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Tuscola, Wayne)
  • Minnesota (Anoka, Crow Wing, Hennepin, Nicollet, Olmsted, Ramsey, Winona, Wright)
  • Mississippi (Attala, Carroll, Clay, De Soto, Harrison, Hinds, Lafayette, Lauderdale, Montgomery, Neshoba, Oktibbeha, Panola, Rankin, Scott. Smith, Tippah)
  • Missouri (Atchinson, Butler, Callaway, Cape Girardeau, Cedar, Chariton, Daviess, Dent, Greene, Howell, Iron, Jackson, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Nodaway, Pettis, Pike, Polk, Ralls, Randolph, Reynolds, St. Clair, St. Louis, Sullivan, Texas)
  • Montana (Flathead)
  • Nebraska (Banner, Nemaha, Richardson, Scotts Bluff)
  • Nevada (Clark, Henderson)
  • New Hampshire (Cheshire, Sullivan)
  • New Jersey (Bergen, Camden, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Union)
  • New Mexico (Mora, Rio Arriba, Taos)
  • New York (Bronx, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Clinton, Dutchess, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Kings, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Nassau, New York, Onondaga, Ontario, Otsego, Putnam, Rockland, Saint Lawrence, Steuben, Suffolk, Tompkins, Ulster, Wayne. Westchester, Yates)
  • North Carolina (Anson, Bladen, Buncombe, Burke, Caswell, Chatham, Craven, Dobbs, Duplin, Granville, Guilford, Lincoln, Martin, Mecklenburg, Orange, Pasquotank, Person, Pitt, Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Stokes, Surry, Wake, Wayne)
  • North Dakota (Bottineau, Cabarrus, McKenzie, Nelson, Rolette, Ward)
  • Ohio (Athens, Brown, Champaign, Clermont, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Erie, Fairfield, Gallia, Hamilton, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Mahoning, Meigs, Portage, Putnam, Ross, Scioto, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Vinton, Washington)
  • Oklahoma (Canadian, Carter, Choctaw, Cleveland, Love, McIntosh, Murray, Oklahoma, Stephens, Tillman, Tulsa)
  • Oregon (Clackamas, Coos, Multnomah)
  • Pennsylvania (Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Donegal, Fayette, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Luzerne, Mercer, Mifflin, Montgomery, Schuylkill, Somerset, Tioga, Venango, Washington, Westmoreland, York)
  • Rhode Island (Bristol, Newport, Providence)
  • South Carolina (Abbeville, Aiken, Anderson, Barnwell, Beaufort, Charleston, Cherokee, Darlington, Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, Horry, Lancaster, Laurens, Newberry, Oconee, Orangeburg, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union, York)
  • Tennessee (Bledsoe, Blount, Bradley, Campbell, Carter, Cumberland, Davidson, De Kalb, Dickson, Fayette, Gibson, Giles, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardeman, Hawkins, Henderson, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lauderdale, Maury, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Overton, Putnam, Rhea, Roane, Rutherford, Sevier, Shelby, Smith, Stewart, Sullivan, Sumner, Washington, White, Williamson)
  • Texas (Armstrong, Bastrop, Bell, Bexar, Collin, Coryell, Dallas, Denton, Eastland, El Paso, Erath, Freestone, Galveston, Garza, Grayson, Hill, Hopkins, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufman, Lee, Limestone, Martin, McLennan, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Potter, Rains, Refugio, Runnels, Rusk, San Patricio, Tarrant, Travis, Uvalde, Van Zandt, Victoria, Wichita, Williamson, Wood)
  • Utah (Box Elder, Cache, Daggett, Summit, Weber)
  • Vermont (Addison, Bennington, Franklin, Lamoille, Rutland, Washington, Windsor)
  • Virginia (Albemarle, Alleghany, Amelia, Augusta, Bedford, Brunswick, Charles City, Culpeper, Dinwiddie, Essex, Giles, Goochland, Halifax, Hanover, Henrico, Henry, Lee, Loudoun, Lunenburg, Madison, Mecklenburg, New Kent, Norfolk, Orange, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, Prince George, Princess Anne, Russell, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Surry, Sussex, Washington, Wythe, York)
  • Washington (Benton, Clallam, Columbia, Cowlitz, King, Kittitas, Lewis, Pierce, Yakima)
  • West Virginia (Fayette, Greenbrier, Monroe, Raleigh)
  • Wisconsin (Crawford, Douglas, Marathon, Polk, Sheboygan, Vernon)
  • Wyoming (Laramie, Lincoln, Sweetwater, Uinta)
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