While these records are officially available in either county offices or the state archives, you may be able to find transcribed copies in your local library genealogy room, or view originals on microfilm.
The opportunity to be a detective - Genealogy requires the search for information, with formats ranging from court house record books, library microfilm, family photos and documents and web searches.
These branches are called Family History Centers.The Centers have data records on microfilm and microfiche and will order additional records from Salt Lake City for a small fee.
Family history centers, such as those owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, have the National Archives passenger ships lists on microfilm as well.
Many of the documents have been transferred to microfilm, which can be viewed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. or at one of the regional archive centers.
If they are unable to help you, try visiting the local library because they may have newspapers on microfilm that you can search through to find the obituary.
You can search the online records, and you'll also be able to access more than 2.5 million records that are stored on microfilm and not available online.
Both facilities keep records in microfilm, and you may be able to search these records at one of the 33 regional locations of the National Archives.
I'm about to go blind reading them old microfilm newspapers.
Miss Worthington spent the day waiting on Claire and showing her and her sister the old newspapers on microfilm at the library.