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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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This Collection will include records from 1870 to 1916.
  
 
These records from the Jefferson County Circuit Court are loose papers pertaining to disputed estates and property. They also include some divorce records.  
 
These records from the Jefferson County Circuit Court are loose papers pertaining to disputed estates and property. They also include some divorce records.  
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For a list of records by case number currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/1548510/waypoints Browse].
  
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
  
 
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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[[Alabama, Jefferson County Circuit Court Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
  
 
== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
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The records generally contain the following information:  
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Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:  
  
 
*Names of interested parties  
 
*Names of interested parties  
 
*Date of court proceeding or transaction  
 
*Date of court proceeding or transaction  
 
*Details of the case  
 
*Details of the case  
*Amount of monies exchanged or paid
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*Place of residence
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "County" category<br>⇒Select the "Record Type and Volume" category which takes you to the images.
 
 
*The place of residence
 
*The court date
 
*The names of interested individuals
 
  
Compare the information you find in the probate records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine which record is about your ancestor. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
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'''Using the information:'''
  
For example:  
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:  
  
 
*Use the date and locality to search for census and church records.  
 
*Use the date and locality to search for census and church records.  
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  
Keep in mind:  
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'''Tips to keep in mind:'''
  
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after 1900.  
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after 1900.  
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*Witnesses in court cases may be close relatives.
 
*Witnesses in court cases may be close relatives.
  
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
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'''Unable to find your ancestor?'''
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Alabama-Courts.htm Guide to Alabama Court Records]  
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*[http://www.courtreference.com/Alabama-Courts.htm Guide to Alabama Court Records]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection  ===
 
 
 
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‘‘Example for an Indexed Collection:’’
 
 
 
“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; citing Delaware, State Marriage Records, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover. ‘‘Example for a Browsed Collection:’’
 
 
 
“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata. “Example for a Legacy Collection:”
 
  
"Australia Death and Burials 1816-1980," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed March 4, 2011), Annie Jones, 28 Jul 1887; citing Territorial Records, reference Crookwell, FHL microfilm 1,238,833; Victoria Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
When the citation has been replaced with a citation specific to the collection being described, the heading should be changed to “Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection” in Heading style 3.
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
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“Alabama, Jefferson County Circuit Court Papers, 1870-1916,” images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-24048-42481-59?cc=1548510&amp;wc=MMMD-Q24:n1816862061: accessed 2 August 2012), Jefferson &gt; Loose records box 8880, case 2048-box 8880, case 2080 &gt; image 17 of 419, case involving Viola De La Fayette vs. Charlie M. De La Fayette, 9 August 1897; citing Jefferson County Circuit Court. Alabama, Jefferson County Circuit Court Files. Jefferson County Court House, Birmingham, Alabama.

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Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1870 to 1916.

These records from the Jefferson County Circuit Court are loose papers pertaining to disputed estates and property. They also include some divorce records.

For a list of records by case number currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Jefferson County Circuit Court. Alabama, Jefferson County Circuit Court Files. Jefferson County Court House, Birmingham, Alabama.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:

  • Names of interested parties
  • Date of court proceeding or transaction
  • Details of the case
  • Place of residence
  • Names of witnesses

How to Use the Record

To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "County" category
⇒Select the "Record Type and Volume" category which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Using the information:

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:

  • Use the date and locality to search for census and church records.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Tips to keep in mind:

  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after 1900.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
  • Witnesses in court cases may be close relatives.

Unable to find your ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local historical and genealogical groups also compile indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Alabama, Jefferson County Circuit Court Papers, 1870-1916,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-24048-42481-59?cc=1548510&wc=MMMD-Q24:n1816862061: accessed 2 August 2012), Jefferson > Loose records box 8880, case 2048-box 8880, case 2080 > image 17 of 419, case involving Viola De La Fayette vs. Charlie M. De La Fayette, 9 August 1897; citing Jefferson County Circuit Court. Alabama, Jefferson County Circuit Court Files. Jefferson County Court House, Birmingham, Alabama.