Grumpy Old Man is at it again.


Hey, it is me again. Online research is excellent. One can sit at home and search the world. But can they? Online I found out that my Dad was married before he met my mother. I found documents that confirmed he was married to another woman. I could not find where my Dad married my mother, UGH. I know he did. I have two brothers and memories that say he did. I just can’t prove it online.
Where do I go from here? I keep saying interviewing relatives is the basis of your research. I reached out to my cousin. Her mother, my Aunt, gave me the information I needed to go to the next step.
I found out from my Aunt, my Dad and Mother were married in a city in Oklahoma. This is helpful if one has the money and time actually to go to the county and search the records. If not, the next step is to contact the county and see what information they need to find the documents you need. There will be a fee and the understanding they will do their best to find it, but no guarantees. If one can visit the county themselves, so much the better.
In the next few weeks, I will give you an update on my adventures in offline research. My Aunt is 97 on June 23, 2020. So I can’t afford to wait.

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