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Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society - “The Worst Court House Ever: Finding Treasure in the National Archives”

  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, Huntsville, AL

“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.

For more information, phone 256-278-5533 or visit us at

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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