january 2024

202411jan1:00 pm3:00 pmSusan Evans: County Courthouse Research by Susan Evans


Event Details

 Many presentations cover the history of laws governing the transfer of property (real and property), immigration and more, but not where to find clues. As with most genealogical research, it may require close analysis of the information and documents you may already have.

After finding clues in commonly acquired records, censuses, vital records, etc., folks will be taken through the process of accessing not only the records, but the courthouse itself.

While some county records are available on-line, gaps may occur, or it will be limited to the indices. In other cases the records/files of other departments, and there are many, that do not.

For those unfamiliar with courthouse research, on-line or in-person, this presentation provides guidance on
• What to look for in existing documents
• Preparing for an on-site visit
• Various departments and the records they hold
• Having a successful experience

Susan E. Evans has over 40 years’ experience as a genealogist with the added bonus of having been a General Practice Paralegal and working in a variety of fields. She has performed courthouse research in (and on-line) Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts. Susan is Owner/Genealogist of Family Tales & Trails offering research assistance, heir searches, consultations, presentations and classes. Follow Family Tails & Trails on Facebook. For additional information about services: susanevanspacp@gmail.com


(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Tredyffrin Public Library OR Online Via Zoom

582 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford, PA 19087

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