So you have checked census, probate, church, naturalization, and other records. The obituaries, marriage, birth, and death records have also been located. Yet, you still have too many blank spaces on your family group sheets. You still don’t have enough of the story about some ancestors to really know who they were. Your next step might be using manuscripts and checking out special collections in various repositories. The treasures which might be found are too often neglected. Should you check in the ancestral localities? Of course, but manuscripts may end up anywhere. Fortunately more and more finding aids are available to help us find a manuscript which might pertain to an ancestral locality or person many states away from where they lived. These collections also may yield you some humorous or poignant finds.
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Paula Stuart-Warren, Certified Genealogist® is an internationally recognized genealogical educator, researcher and consultant focusing on unusual resources, manuscripts, methodology, Native American research, and analyzing records. She is a strong proponent of continuing education in the field of genealogy. She has been a course coordinator and instructor for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and has lectured numerous times at National Genealogical Society and Federation of Genealogical Societies conferences, and in many states and Canada. Paula has coordinated a course for the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh since its inception. She is a former officer of the Association of Professional Genealogists, former board member of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, past President of the Northland Chapter of the APG, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS). She has been named a Fellow of the Minnesota Genealogical Society and the Utah Genealogical Association in addition to other awards noted on her website. She is descended from eight ancestral countries and has researched family connections across the U.S. and Canada. She currently has her own website and blog, Genealogy by Paula, http://genealogybypaula.com/