New Resource for “Researching School Records” Now Available

IDG Introduces their Newest of In-Brief Research Guide:

“Researching in School Records” by Melissa Barker

The In-Depth Genealogist (IDG) is pleased to present their newest in-brief research guide in the research series by writer, Melissa Barker, entitled “An In-Brief Guide to Researching in School Records.” Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager currently working as the Houston County, Tennessee Archivist. She is also a Professional Genealogist and lectures, teaches and writes about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation. Her Professional Genealogy expertise is in Tennessee records and she takes research clients. She has been researching her own family history for the past 27 years.

The records of local public schools, universities, and school boards have developed into a valuable resource for genealogical information. School records provide a more personal glimpse into our ancestor’s lives. They include everything from elementary education through college, professional school, military academies, and special education training. The best part is that even if your ancestor did not attend school, there could still be records available for them. This guide will give you the tools you need to seek out school records for your ancestor’s.

“An In-Brief Guide to Researching in School Records” is available now as a PDF ($2.75) and a printed laminated guide, 8.5” x 11” ($9.95 + shipping) through The In-Depth Genealogist Store (  IDG has published fourteen guides which are all available as 4-page PDFs and laminated print versions. Subscribers to the digital magazine, Going In-Depth, receive a 10% discount on purchase of each guide.

3 thoughts on “New Resource for “Researching School Records” Now Available

  1. To Jen Alford
    Do you know who John Houchin was we are trouble is it Martha Patsey Alford or Olford?
    BIRTH 1725 • Goochland County, Virginia, USA
    DEATH 1809-08-07 • Amherst,,Virginia,USA
    5th great-grandfather
    Being your a Alford your self I thought you might know? I got James Alford and Lucy Bailey as her parents too.


  2. Thanks for the comment Roger. I’m afraid I don’t know the people you are asking me about. You might check out the Alford Family Association at for more help. I’ve only made it back to my 5th great grandfather, David Alford who was married to Mary Ann Polly Orrick. They were in Virginia, but I haven’t firmed up exactly where they lived. They eventually moved to Alabama. Most of my Alford ancestors settled in Arkansas.

    Best of luck to you!


    1. Hi Jen,

      Thanks for the reply. I have been to the Alford Family Association site I send a e-mail too but no reply. I found this book on the Alford you might like if you don’t have it already the Alford history. I din’t read the whole book I just scanned it but could not find Martha name there too. Have a good Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas.




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