33 Types of Old County Court Records to Search for Your Ancestors

By Diane Haddad

County courthouses are full of obscure and informative old records about long-ago residents of an area, and sometimes it takes a lot of digging to find them.

Family Tree University’s upcoming Court Records 101 course can help you dig in the right places to find the genealogy records you need. Depending on the time and place your ancestor lived, you might find these types of records at his or her county courthouse:

  • adoption records
  • bastardy cases
  • civil records
  • &