Vital Records – what are they, what information do they contain

  • birth
  • death
  • marriage

Land records – clues for tracing real estate holdings

  • tax records
  • tax maps
  • deeds

Court Cases – legal affairs

  • Civil and Criminal Suits in Civil Courts
  • Wills and Estates in Probate Courts
  • Divorces in Domestic Courts

If time permits:

Immigration and Naturalization Records