North Carolina State Supreme Court Case Files - FamilySearch Historical Records
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North Carolina, State Supreme Court Case Files, 1800-1909
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|Location of North Carolina|
|Record Type||Supreme Court Cases|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection is comprised of images to case files from North Carolina State Supreme Court for the year 1800 to 1909. The cases are generally appeals of lower court decisions with each case usually covering multiple pages. The records are arranged chronologically and handwritten.
The Supreme Court of North Carolina originated with the State Constitution of 1776, which empowered the General Assembly to appoint "Judges of the Supreme Courts of Law and Equity" and "Judges of Admiralty." The appellate court was created in 1799. For additional information on the history of the North Carolina State Supreme Court, see the following on-line article:
To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
|You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for North Carolina State Supreme Court Case Files, 1800-1909.|
Image Visibility[edit | edit source]
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
View the Images[edit | edit source]
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
When you have located your ancestor in the court records, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of North Carolina.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]