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“The Worst Court House Ever: Finding Treasure in the National Archives”
Professor Robert Scott Davis
Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society
Many are familiar with the use of published Federal records in genealogical research. However, much information remains unknown (and unused), even in original Federal records. We all know, or are at least acquainted with, the use of Federal census records, passenger lists, military records, land grants, and Indian records for research. These records and many others are covered in various guides. Nonetheless, the Federal records and the National Archives, which house these documents, are underutilized as sources for genealogical research. Bob will open these doors.
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Professor Robert Scott Davis, director of the Genealogy Program of Wallace State Community College (Hanceville, AL), will speak on the possibilities for research in the National Archives, including guides to research, facilities, and types of Federal records. Many genealogists, amateur and not-so-amateur alike, have found this trove a challenge for genealogical mining, but Bob will sort through various techniques for us and show that with a little effort and know-how, the rewards are many and great
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