YOU’LL LOVE THIS COLLECTION IF:
- you want to find your ancestors in courthouse records
- you want to learn tips and tricks for conducting research in the courthouse
- you want to learn how to find courthouse records from afar
Sizzling summer is upon us, and the prospect of paying homage to your ancestors by visiting their hometown is starting to sound like the perfect weekend getaway. The seasoned genealogist knows a trip to the county courthouse is a must, so be sure to check out the Courthouse Research Premium Collection before you hit the road. A research trip not in the cards? Then use these tools to learn how you can tap the records of county courthouses from afar.
WITH THIS COLLECTION, YOU’LL LEARN:
- How county governments are structured and how to find the right historical county for your ancestors
- What records you will find at the courthouse
- What to look for in property, estate and other records
- What to bring with you to the courthouse
- How to conduct courthouse research online
- How to make sense of important genealogy-related legalese
- What you can learn about your ancestor from criminal court records
- And much more!
Courthouse Research Premium Collection includes:
||Mastering Genealogy Research in Court Records
Courthouses around the US are genealogical guardians, holding many of the most important (and sometimes the only) existing records of our ancestors’ lives. Between legal terminology, busy clerks and inconsistent records from county to county, a courthouse can be an intimidating place to research. Gain the tools and confidence to overcome these obstacles in this independent study course.
||Using Criminal Court Records
Criminal court cases create a useful paper trail for genealogists. They can be a key resource in your research, whether your ancestor was a witness or felon, police officer or judge. Bail bonds—which guaranteed the appearance of an individual in court—could even provide the only proof that your ancestor was living in a specific area. The Legal Genealogist, Judy Russell, lays out essential strategies for Using Criminal Court Records.
||The Family Tree Sourcebook
Meet the most comprehensive, easy-to-use guide for researching your family history. Whether you're just getting started in genealogy or you're a research veteran, The Family Tree Sourcebook provides you with the information you need to trace your roots across the United States, including:
- Research summaries, tips and techniques, with maps for every U.S. state
- Detailed county-level data, essential for unlocking the wealth, of records buried in the country courthouse
- Websites and contact information for libraries, archives, and genealogical and historical societies
- Bibliographies for each state to help you further your research
You'll love having this wealth of information to guide you to family history treasures. It's all at your fingertips, in an easy-to-use e-book format.
||Courthouse Research Tricks and Tips
What should you take with you to the courthouse? What department should you visit for which type of record? Do you have to visit in person, or can you access these documents online? These are the types of questions that plague the everyday genealogist, but after viewing this half-hour video, you’ll soon be carrying yourself with confidence in the courthouse and fighting through obstacles to discover important records about your ancestors.
||Researching County Courthouse Records
A visit to the courthouse can seem like an uphill research battle for family historians. There’s an unwelcoming bustle of business, maze of departments, courts and offices that don’t necessarily perform the same functions as in the past, and may or may not house the records a historical researcher needs. But you can win even uphill battles when you attack with a winning strategy. In this Family Tree Magazine feature article, gain a genealogical arsenal of your own: resources and advice to fortify your first forays into courthouse research.