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Beat your brick walls by following the law. Our guide reveals how studying old statutes can lead to ancestor answers.
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Follow these steps to find your ancestors' wills.
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Resurrecting records from a "burned county."
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Every detail in your ancestor's court records can provide a lead to another genealogy resource. Our example shows you how this can work.
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Here's a glossary of terms you'll frequently encounter in your ancestors' court records.
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Pointers and a sample letter for writing to the courthouse for ancestral records.
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Investigate the mysteries of your family history in county courthouse records across the country — without leaving home.
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Solutions to some of the most common problems family history researchers run into at the courthouse.
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Wondering what kinds of records courhouses keep? Here's a sampling of the possibilities.
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Forget your notions of haphazard records and cranky clerks. Researching at your ancestors' hometown courthouse can be a cinch – if you heed these 10 tips for a successful trip.
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