Your Ancestors in the County Courthouse
Lecture no. 9 from the course: Discovering Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy
Taught by Professor John Philip Colletta | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Hobby & Leisure Courses
Discover how to work your way through the courthouse records of the county where your ancestors resided. Using the two most common types of courts (circuit and chancery), you’ll examine how to read courthouse materials, including probate packets, vital records, tax rolls, and even colonial-era records such as indentures and apprenticeships.