Courthouse Research for Family Historians: Your Guide to Genealogical Treasures, Page 4
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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