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14 July 2014

Security at the Courthouse

If possible, find out what level of screening is required before entering a courthouse to search local records. You may save yourself some time and frustration if you prepare for any screenings before you leave your car.

And while you are at it, find out what hours the facility is open, and whether cameras and personal scanners can be used to copy documents.


  1. That advice applies to any research facility. Seems that every library, archives, courthouse office, etc. has different capabilities and rules. A phone call or web search ahead of time can save one much frustration.

  2. You might want to ask if fire arms are allowed in the building.