PUBLIC RECORDS NO. 2: CIVIL RECORDS

This is the second issue of a series of blog posts focused on Public Records. Each post in the series will focus on one type of record, including its source, and what type of information you may find in it. In PUBLIC RECORDS NO. 2, I will focus on civil records from the local county courthouse.

PUBLIC RECORDS NO. 1: CRIMINAL RECORDS

As a Content Acquisition Specialist, I am certified to analyze, and collect Public Record information from government institutions for my client. I analyze tens of thousands of records per year, and it has provided me ample opportunity to learn of the benefits they provide to genealogy research, and the roles they play in other fields as well. In particular, if you are searching for someone that is of the living, Public Records can help you locate them. The information that can be gleaned from the documents could in fact, lead you to them. 

I have decided to create a series of blog posts focused on Public Records. Each post in the series will focus on one type of record, including it source, and what type of information you may find in it. In PUBLIC RECORDS NO. 1, I will focus on a criminal record from the local county courthouse.

LOOKING FOR SOMEONE? PUBLIC RECORDS MAY LEAD YOU TO THEM

An effective search for someone you are trying to locate can take place with just six easy steps. Below is a breakdown of each step, and some tips to help you achieve success.

An Incidental Discovery: Finding my Dad with my DNA

An Incidental Discovery: Finding my Dad with my DNA

... What happened next was most unexpected. Right at the top of my match list was my closest relative, my Dad. Here we were three days before Fathers Day, and there it was, his name right in front of my face. There really are no words I can find to describe that moment, I nearly fell out of my chair.