On the Bookshelf: Court Records References

By Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer Premium

The following books explain where to find records kept at the county and town levels, the dates for which each jurisdiction holds records, and contact information:

Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources edited by Alice Eichholz (Ancestry)

• County Courthouse Book by Elizabeth Petty Bentley (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

Genealogist’s Handbook for New England Research edited by Marcia D. Melnyk (New England Historic Genealogical Society)

The Handybook for Genealogists (Everton Publishers)
The Family Tree Guide Book (Betterway Books) from the editors of Family Tree Magazine will help you get started researching your ancestors across North America. It includes guides to vital records in every state, with addresses and Web sites.

From the June 2003 Family Tree Magazine