One of the biggest problems
that researchers face is the question, "How do I
know?" And, sometimes, we are asked that question by
other researchers, "How do you know?"
And, the truth is, many times
we don't know, or cannot find the answer - - and that becomes
our brick wall.
The purpose of this page to
publish documents, and materials, that can establish the history
of the families of Joshua Carter Perkins and Joshua Frye Perkins
of Loup County, Nebraska.
When a person is lost,
sometimes the best way to find them is to return to the spot
that they were last seen. In genealogy, often a death
certificate and/or obituary, together with cemetery records
provide that information.
Also, probate papers, wills,
and letters of administration will give information about heirs,
The United States Census which
is now available for researchers beginning with the first
federal census of 1790 through 1930.
There are deeds and tax lists
which can provide information as to when and where ancestors
Additionally, there may be
court records which detail marriages, divorces, births, and
events that may have necessitated court litigation.
There are historical books,
including county history books, as well as genealogical works,
that enable us to reconstruct our past.
And for some, there are
diaries, and old letters, and oral families histories that have
survived that tell one's family history and provide a uniquely
personal aspect to a family story.
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