Chapter 8: Local & State Records: Courts & Governance

 
 
 

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Basic Issues
8.1    Core elements
8.2    Local records
8.3    State-level records
8.4    Use of image copies
8.5    Use of record copies
8.6    Using other derivatives

Citation Issues
8.7    Citing books vs. files
8.8    Citing books vs. libers    
8.9    Citing date or court term
8.10    Citing exact titles
8.11    Citing internal crossreferences
8.12    Citing jurisdictions
8.13    Citing key parties in the record
8.14    Citing nature of the record
8.15    Citing page numbers
8.16    Citing the record office

City & County Records
8.17    Background

Basic formats:
8.18    Bound volumes
8.19    Loose papers (case files)
8.20    Records archived off-site
8.21    Bastardy cases (presentments)
8.22    Bonds
8.23    Coroners’ inquests
8.24    County commissioners’ records
8.25    ivorce & separation cases
8.26    Election certificates & returns
8.27    Indigent records
8.28    Insanity hearings
8.29    Jail records
8.30    Jury lists
8.31    Naturalization records, local
8.32    Orphans’ court records
8.33    Pension affidavits
8.34    Poor-farm records
8.35    Probate court records
8.36    Town records

Colony & State Records
8.37    Archival inventories
8.38    Courts: colony level
8.39    Courts: state appellate cases
8.40    Governors’ papers
8.41    Legislative acts
8.42    Legislative petitions & files
8.43    Pension application files

 

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Original Records
(Local)
373    Case files
374    Record books
375    Record books, archived off-site

(State-level)
376    Appeals court record books
377    Legislative petitions & files

Image Copies
378    CD/DVD
379    Microfilm: Archival preservation copy
380    Microfilm: FHL-GSU preservation copy
381    Online

Derivatives
382    Databases, online