More Than One Court?

When looking for documentation of a court action (divorce, guardianship, foreclosure, partition, probate, criminal action, etc.) make certain you are looking in the records of the right court.

In some time periods a jurisdiction may have had more than one court–each court hearing specific types of cases. A county may have had a criminal court, a probate court, a guardian court, and other courts that heard other cases. Each court would have its own set of records and indexes.

Make certain you are looking in the right court–or at least in the right records.

 

3 thoughts on “More Than One Court?

  1. Kat

    In Mississippi, marriage records and criminal cases are found in the circuit court; land records, probate & wills, and civil proceedings are found in the chancery court.

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