What's available at county courthouses?

Remember that your staring place for this talk, schedule, links can be found at Genealogy Resources at Pella Library.

I have visited courthouses in many different parts of the country:

Types of records often available:

Two examples of county web pages that indicate what is available:

One way to find the Marion page: Use IAGenWeb

State-level approaches to county-level records:

FamilySearch has considerable information on obtaining records. They have information at many different levels:

There are some guidelines and protocols for using the records.

Now we will look at some illustrations of actual records.

Here are some other general links to researching in courthouses that you may find useful.