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New England Court Records

A Research Guide for Genealogists and Historians

By Diane Rapaport

Quill Pen Press, February 2006

Winner, 2007 Benjamin Franklin Awards for
Best History and Best Reference
(and Finalist, Best New Voice in Nonfiction)

ISBN 978-1-933623-07-8, 488 pages,
7 x 10 softcover, $29.95 list price
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Learn how to read and use New England’s state and federal court records—with clear explanations of legal terms, illustrations from real cases and step-by-step research examples. This book also shows you where to find court records, from the 17th to the 21st centuries, in hundreds of sources—courthouses, archives, books, microfilm, CDs and Internet.

“What an amazing resource! Librarians, historians and genealogists should run, not walk, to buy this book. Diane Rapaport has done us all a great service.” Mary Beth Norton, Pulitzer Prize finalist, Professor of History, Cornell University, and author of In the Devil’s Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692

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