Conquering the Courthouse: Episode 89

By Family Tree Editors

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 research plan.

Ep. 89: October 2015

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In this episode:


News from the Blogosphere with Diane Haddad

Diane talks about Finding Clues in Ancestry.Com’s New Probate Collection.


Top Tips: Fab 15

Sunny shares 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 gaps are.
  • 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.

101 Best Websites for Tracing Your Roots

Dana McCullough, author of the Unofficial Guide to FamilySearch.org.

Resources:


From the Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan

Allison gives us a tour of her recommended resource the Family Tree Sourcebook ebook.


Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

Lisa Louise Cooke

Listen to Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems and Genealogy: Family History Made Easy podcasts in iTunes and visit her website for great research ideas, podcast episodes and videos.

Have fun climbing your family tree!