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Friday, September 21, 2007

New England Court Records

September 21, 2007

I would like to highly recommend purchase of a relatively new book by Diane Rapaport called “New England Court Records: a research guide for genealogists and historians: (Burlington, MA: Quill Pen Press, 2006, $29.95). While aimed at the genealogist and historian, it is a good introduction to legal records. In the first, smaller section there is information on the court systems, types of records created and how to locate them. The second section has individual chapters on each of the New England states, giving a judicial time line, the courts today and where to actually find the records for each court.

This book is quite readable and extremely informative. I think it belongs on the shelves of any library.

Nancy E. Gaudette
Worcester Public Library

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