If anyone knows how to help me with techniques, I'm new to this.
There is a side of my family with no history. Sylvia M Bell 1918-1998 died in Youngstown, Ohio. Her father was an Arthur Bell born in 1893 and died in 1968 in New Castle, PA (have found no further evidence of his ancestors, but may have found him at age 7 at an orphanage in western NY.) Sylvia's mother was Janie M. Covert who lived with the Bennett family of Worth, PA at age 19. (I have no other info about her previous to that date.)
American Indian Census
Church and Town Records...