In the past I have visited the County Clerks website www.county-clerks.org , but not often since in New England most vital records are not kept at the county level (except for Connecticut, where I have very few ancestors). There was a contest at this website last month to vote for genealogy blogs, and Nutfield Genealogy came in second place! Woot! Woot! Thank you very much Adam Murphy, the author of this website!
The first place winner at this contest is The Memoir Writing Blog at www.womensmemoirs.com with 437 votes. At second place, Nutfield Genealogy received 196 votes, and in third place Genealogy: Beyond the BMD, www.genealogybeyondthebmd.blogspot.ca had 167 votes. Thank you to everyone who voted for me. Visit the other blogs on this list. There are some good ones I didn’t know about, including The Memoir Writing Blog which is new to me. Visit this page to see all the votes: http://www.county-clerks.com/genealogy-blog/
And don’t forget to visit the County Clerks website http://www.county-clerks.com/ It was founded by Adam Murphy of New York. Last year he visited Salt Lake City for a ski trip and had an unexpected layover. He spent the day exploring and visited the LDS Family History Library. Adam had no idea that such a place existed. He also found that genealogy was a fascinating pastime. Upon returning to New York he continued to research his family, and the idea for the County Clerks website was born.
In order to obtain original records, a genealogist must contact a county clerk. But it can be difficult to google which clerk, and how to contact them properly for certificates. Adam realized that there was no one website which consolidated all this information.
Adam also told me that he will be switching domain names to CountyOffice.org soon, so stay posted at www.county-clerks.org for more information on the move to the new website. He also plans to expand to more data useful for genealogy such as district attorneys, sheriffs, treasurers, jails and other local county research contact information.
Thank you to all my readers who voted for me, and thank you Adam!