This session will provide an overview of the records to expect at the typical United States county courthouse–focusing on local vital, court, probate, and property records. It includes:
- a general overview of the general types of records to expect,
- use of indexes and finding aids;
- how to organize your searches and set a search strategy,
- preparing for an onsite visit.
Geared towards advanced beginner and beginning intermediate researchers. Michael has been researching his own genealogy in American courthouses since the 1980s (since he was thirteen) and is an experienced courthouse researcher.
The presentation and handout can be ordered for immediate download via the following link: