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Several searches are available to help you find information in the Digital Archives.
Each search is suited for different needs.

People Search

  • People Search allows researchers to search ALL records in our collection that have index fields that are name based
  • Or researchers can select a particular record series from the drop down list to narrow the search to one type of record (marriage, census, etc)

Tip: if you are uncertain of the first name, enter the first letter or leave it blank.

Example: To search on any records for James White, enter James (or J) for the first name and White for the Last Name, click search. If you are looking specifically for census records, select Census from the drop down list first and click search.

People Search

Detailed Search

  • Detailed Search allows researchers to select one records series and search on additional fields that are pertinent only to that records series (such as bride and groom for marriage records)

Tip: Researchers can also limit their searches to counties or time frames to obtain specific records.

Example: To search for Death Records containing the last name 'Smith' from the year 1965 using detailed search, Select Death Records from the Records Series dropdown (Notice the Search Options section updates with fields specific to Death Records), enter 1965 in the year from and enter 1965 in the year to and click search.
Detailed Search