Find Courthouse Research Help on the Web

Find Courthouse Research Help on the Web

Online resources to help you find your ancestors' court records.

Vital Records
 
Vital Records Information: United States

<:” target=”_blank”>www.vitalrec.com>: Find links to information for every US county, including addresses and costs for records.

VitalChek

<:” target=”_blank”>www.vitalchek.com >: This service will obtain vital records from most states and a few major cities.

Where to Write for Vital Records

<:” target=”_blank”>www.cdc.gov/nchs/howto/w2w/w2wekom.htm>: This site from the National Center for Health Statistics provides contact information and fees for each state’s vital-records office, as well as remarks on public-access restrictions and ordering details.

Online Library Catalogs

Allen County Public Library

<:” target=”_blank”>www.acpl.lib.in, us>: Located in Fort Wayne, Ind., ACPL is the world’s second-largest genealogy library and creator of the Periodical Source Index.

Family History Library

<:” target=”_blank”>www.familysearch.org>: Run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this is the world’s largest genealogy library. To find county records, click Library, then Family History Library Catalog, then Place Search.

Library of Congress Online Catalog

<catalog.loc.gov>: Search our nation’s storehouse of printed material for clues to the past.

National Genealogical Society

<:” target=”_blank”>www.ngsgeneaiogy.org/libprecat.htm >: NCS has a collection of books available through interlibrary loan via the St. Louis County Library.

New England Historic Genealogical Society

<:” target=”_blank”>www.neweng1andancestors.org>: NEHGS members can borrow from the Circulating Library — more than 30,000 volumes of vital records, abstracts of probate and deed records and more.
 
From the June 2003 Family Tree Magazine

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