You would like to visit the courthouse in the county where your ancestor resided. Before making the trip, do some planning.

Visit the courthouse web page. On the web page, you may discover some of the rules of the courthouse –

  • do they do searches before entering the courthouse
  • when they are open
  • can one bring a camera, scanner, or cell phone into the courthouse
  • are all of the records in the courthouse, or have they been moved to another county building

If you do not see the information you need on the first page of the website, you make need to call the individual office that you would like to visit.