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Bankruptcy to Equity: Using Federal Court Records
Was Grandpa a bootlegger? The records of the Federal courts are among the National Archives largest holdings and yet some of the least used records. Discover the rich treasures of records found in the Federal Court system by examining the variety of cases found in Admiralty, Equity, Chancery, Criminal, and Bankruptcy courts. Research the jurisdictions and types of courts in the United States.
Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records., Advanced. Very experienced, including early US and foreign records.
Digital Resources: database tools/strategies; web tools (i.e. Google); general interest, Methodology: evaluating/analyzing information, Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records, Repositories: brick-and-mortar resources; courthouse; NARA, Research Strategies: site-specific search strategies