Courting North Carolina: The Courts of the Tarheel State – Part 1

Statesville Old U.S Court House and Post Office

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG®, CGLSM

Our North Carolina ancestors left a treasure trove of records in the courts of their time. Finding the right court and the right records can be a challenge, yet understanding the records of the courts closest to the average citizen is a skill that’s crucial to finding clues to family history in the Tarheel State. In part 1 (January 2018), we’ll examine colonial and early statehood records, and Part 2 (September 2018) will cover post-1868 state records and the records of North Carolina’s federal courts.

(Image source: “Statesville Old U.S. Court House and Post Office“, author unknown, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

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