Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

16/10/2007

Court Records — Finding Your Ancestors

Court records are one of the most underutilized genealogical resources available. There are several reasons for this. One is that court records are not the easiest records to research (true). Another is that court records are only relevant for those with wealthy ancestors (false). Nothing could be further from the truth. Of my ancestors from my great-great-grandparents and beyond approximately 60 percent of the couples have the husband or the wife appearing in some type of court action. Sometimes they are the defendant, sometimes they are the plaintiff, sometimes they are deceased and there is a argument about their estate. Occasionally, there is even a suit for divorce! for more click here

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