I've been told my ggg grandfather, James Mark Roberts b. 1859 d. 1933 originally from Hall Co., Ga cannot be located due to records being destroyed in fires @ courthouse. Where do I go from here? No living relatives to ask.
James daughter, my gg grandmother Della Mae Roberts Smith b. 8/6/1895 d. 9/8/1974 ( gave birth to 20 children - one husband, Melvin Fletcher Smith b. 4/24/1885 d. 4/24/50. My gg grandmother never knew her Roberts family, her mother drowned with her baby Cora in a river. Della was 5 years old - she survived. I have seen census records for DElla & Melvin, but that does not help me find James' parents, his wife's name, etc.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.