This month's theme is all about conquering courthouse records. Join Lisa Louise Cooke and guest Sunny Morton to learn 4 tips to learn how to use courthouse records in your family search and create a plan that will lead to finding good leads, without wasting your time!
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Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke
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with Genealogy Insider Diane Haddad
Family Tree Magazine Contributing Editor, Sunny Morton
courthouse research strategies from the Court Records class
she developed for Family Tree University.
Sunny's Tips for pursuing courthouse research:
- Know what questions you hope to answer and where your data
- Learn what resources
exist to answer those questions.
- Read up on complicated record types like deeds and probates
before you go research them in person.
- Make a copy of records and then digest and interpret what
they tell you.
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Guest: Dana McCullough, author of the Unofficial Guide to FamilySearch.org.
From the Publisher's
Desk with Allison Dolan
Allison Dolan recommends the Family Tree Sourcebook ebook
The ebook is organized by state and is fully keyword
searchable. The first thing you’ll see in each chapter is
an overview of state history and historical records,
followed by listings for organizations, reference books
and published records. For each county, you get the
- Location and contact information for the county
- Date incorporated
- Parent counties
- The date and court or office that holds birth, death,
marriage, divorce, land, probate, naturalization and
other court records
This helps you focus on exactly the right place to look
for the records you seek.
Listen to Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems and
Genealogy: Family History Made Easy podcasts on
iTunes and visit her website for great research ideas,
podcast episodes and videos.