Christine Rose recently published a new book: "Courthouse Research for Family Historians: Your Guide to Genealogical Treasures." In this audio interview, Dick Eastman interviews the author who gives detailed information about the book and why a genealogist would want to read it. This book and the interview focus on U.S. court houses.
You can listen to this 16-minute interview using any modern computer that has either speakers or headphones attached. To listen to the interview, click on the link below. To download and save on your hard drive, right-click on the link below.
"Courthouse Research for Family Historians: Your Guide to Genealogical Treasures" is the only guidebook devoted totally to courthouse research. From an author who has researched in more than 500 courthouses of the U.S. Christine starts with the preparation, giving advice on which courthouse to research first, how to prepare, and how to get past the clerks into the records. She then offers concrete examples of what will be found in each office, how to use the indexes in that office, and how to interpret what is found. Going beyond the location of the record, she discusses evaluation of the records, significance to your family's search, and many other facets of research. Written in a clear style, concise, and with many tips for novices to advanced researchers.
The book can be purchased at Amazon.com and other bookstores.