Basic Genealogy, Part Seven: Using Court Records to Reveal Your Family History

Watch as Bill Eddleman, associate director of the Cape Girardeau Research Center, discusses using court records to uncover family history. Learn about the different types of courts and the records they created that can be of genealogical interest. This session includes details on where to locate court records, where to find laws regulating these courts, and the basis for the legal systems. Examples illustrate the use of court records to document relationships.

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Music: "Summer" by Yakov Golman, courtesy Free Music Archive.

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