As you go back farther and farther you wind up in a time period when towns were not yet required to maintain birth, death and marriage records. Some records are difficult to find and alternative sources are needed. Portis’ and Nettie’s death records were hard to find as I had conflicting information on where they had died. Another interesting outcome was that I realized I didn’t have copies of my immediate family’s, including my own, important vital records. As we search for the records on our illusive ancestors we often forget about our own records.
Enjoy the journey,