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18 January 2011

Court Those Newspapers

If your ancestor was involved in some type of "sensational" court case, check out the newspapers around the time the case was heard in court. A local newspaper may mention the case and provide details not listed in the actual court records. Of course newspapers don't always get all the facts right, but there still may be nuggets of information in the papers that do not appear in the actual court record.