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Courthouse research for family historians : your guide to genealogical treasures

Author: Christine Rose
Publisher: San Jose, Calif. : CR Publications, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Finally--the only guidebook devoted exclusively to research in America's courthouses. Full of essentials starting with preparation, interacting with the clerks, using the indexes, and what to expect to find in each courthoiuse office. But it doesn't stop there. Evaluating the records and using them to solve genealogical problems are included. For those who can't travel to the courthouse personally, use of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Archives
Genealogy
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rose, Christine, 1935-
Courthouse research for family historians.
San Jose, Calif. : CR Publications, 2004
(OCoLC)609150520
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Rose
ISBN: 0929626168 9780929626161
OCLC Number: 55540474
Description: xviii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Preparation is the key --
You're there-now what? --
Property matters --
Searching for property records --
Estates galore --
Estate documents --
Milking every clue from estates --
Understanding the court system --
Civil and criminal court --
Birth, marriage, and death --
The Internet, microfilm, and libraries --
Strategies that work.
Responsibility: by Christine Rose.

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Finally--the only guidebook devoted exclusively to research in America's courthouses. Full of essentials starting with preparation, interacting with the clerks, using the indexes, and what to expect to find in each courthoiuse office. But it doesn't stop there. Evaluating the records and using them to solve genealogical problems are included. For those who can't travel to the courthouse personally, use of the Internet, microfilm, and published books of abstracts are discussed. Tips galore from an author who has researched in more than 500 courthouses.

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