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{{Infobox NIFGS|June 2012|{{Research Alberta Ancestors Course}}|Arlene Borgstede}}  
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{{Infobox NIFGS|November 2013|{{US Court Records Course}}|C. Ann Staley, CG}}  
  
== Museums ==
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=== Confederate Courts ===
  
Do not overlook the smaller community museums and/or historical societies which possess information on early settlers and residents. Check local telephone directories or ''Directory of Alberta Museums and Related Institutions'', published by Alberta Museums Association (Museums Alberta). Some museums are listed below and their collections illustrate information which may be available at other institutions.  
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When the Confederate States formed a government, the Confederacy adopted many of the laws of the United States for their own purposes. Where U.S. District Courts were in place, the clerks, judges, and other judicial personnel generally remained in their previous position, when it was obvious that the individual supported the cause of the Confederacy. If his alliance was suspect or he was considered loyal to the Union, he was banished from his position. We frequently find that the Confederate clerk used the same bound volumes as his predecessor. The records of the Confederate court, the docket, the minutes, the case files, etc. were similar to those of the United States.  
  
==== Basilian Fathers Museum  ====
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The business of war took priority. The most common court actions of the Confederate District courts related to matters of garnishment<ref>A garnishment is a proceeding whereby the Confederate States (as plaintiff) filed suit against a citizen of the Confederate States who owed a debt to a person or company in the United States.</ref>, sequestration<ref>Sequestrations were instituted by the Confederate States against tangible property belonging to citizens of the Untied States.</ref>, and admiralty. Students are invited to view the following examples of some Confederate Court records on the Woodward-Geiger.com website:
  
:Basilian Fathers Museum <br>5335 Sawchuck <br>Box 386<br> Mundare, Alberta T0B 3H0<br> Telephone: (780) 764-3887 <br>[http://www.basilianmuseum.ca/ Website]<br> Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm &amp; summer weekends; appointment required
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Sequestration case: The Confederate States of America vs. The Property of Amy Westfeldt, A.E. [http://woodward-geiger.com/courthouses/ccSequestration.pdf Woodward-geiger.com]
  
Mandate is to preserve archival materials representing the Ukrainian, religious and cultural life, historically and culturally significant to the Basilian Fathers and/or Mundare and surrounding area. Collection dates from 1903 to the present. Guide is available for photographs, documents and Liturgical books. <br>
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Habeas Corpus case: William Moore vs. Capt. Ledyard [http://woodward-geiger.com/courthouses/ccHabeasCorpus01.pdf Woodward-geiger.com]
  
==== Claresholm and District Museum  ====
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Admiralty case: The Confederate States of America vs. The Steam Boat Planter&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://woodward-geiger.com/courthouses/ccAdmiraltyCase.pdf Woodward-geiger.com]
  
:Claresholm and District Museum <br>5126 #2 Highway<br> Claresholm, Alberta ''Mailing address:''<br> P.O. Box 1000<br> Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0 <br>Telephone: (403) 625-3131<br> Email: [mailto:claresholmmuseum@gmail.com claresholmmuseum@gmail.com ]<br>[http://www.townofclaresholm.com/visit/claresholm-and-district-museum/ Website]<br>Hours: Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day weekend: Monday-Sunday 9:30 am-5:30 pm; during the winter, an appointment can be arranged through the Town Hall (625-3186)
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Many of the textual records of the Confederate States district courts survive and are in the collections of the National Archives regional facilities in Atlanta<ref>The National Archives at Atlanta (formerly known as National Archives Southeast Region) is located at 5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, Georgia 30260</ref>, Fort Worth, and Philadelphia.
  
The holdings consists of records documenting the history of Claresholm and area, from 1880 to 1930, including minutes of the Town of Claresholm; records of local school districts and societies; correspondence of private individuals; farm and airport periodicals; and over 1,000 photographs. Also of interest are lists of pilots trained nearby during WWII and through NATO.  
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The reels of microfilm are listed after the table of textual records.  
  
The staff will give 15 minutes of research free: there is a charge thereafter, prepaid. A listing is available for the catalogued records at the Museum and holdings are also described in the Archives Network of Alberta Database.  
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{| width="600" border="1" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"
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|-
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| align="center" | '''Confederate Court'''<br>
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| align="center" | '''Records'''<br>(Textual unless otherwise indicated)
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| align="center" | '''Location'''<br>
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| Middle Division of the District of '''Alabama'''<br>
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| Garnishment Case files, 1861-63<br>
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| Atlanta<br>
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| Southern Division of the District '''Alabama'''
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| Minute books, 1861-65; Dockets, 1861-65; Case files, 1861-64; naturalization, 1861-64; records of the clerk of court, 1861-64; and final record books, 1861-65<br>
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| Atlanta
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| valign="top" | Northern District of '''Florida'''<br>
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| Minute books and execution dockets of the Middle Division (Marianna), 1861-1864; Case files, minute books, and dockets of the Middle Division (Tallahassee), 1861-65; Minute books of the Western Division (Pensacola), 1864; Minute books and a judgment docket of the Apalachicola Division, 1862-64. <br>
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| Atlanta
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| Northern Division of the District of '''Georgia'''<br>
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| Minute book, 1861-64; Docket books, 1861-63; Case files, 1861-63; Lists of witnesses, 1862-63; Records concerning sequestration and garnishment cases, 1861-63.<br>
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| Atlanta
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| Southern Division of the District of '''Georgia'''<br>
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| Minute books, 1861-63; Docket books, 1861-64; Case files, 1861-64; Records relating to sequestration and garnishment cases, 1861-67.<br>
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| Atlanta
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| District of '''Louisiana'''
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| Docket, 1816-62; Case files, 1861-62; Records relating to sequestration, 1861-62.<br>
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| Fort Worth
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| Northern Division of the District of '''Mississippi'''<br>
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| District Court volume, 1858-98; and bar docket, August 1861 (in a U.S. District Court volume, 1852-82).<br>
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| Atlanta
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| valign="top" | District of '''North Carolina'''<br>
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| Records of the Cape Fear Division (with seat in Wilmington; after February 1862, Salisbury), including general minute books, 1861-63; a docket, 1862-64; case files, 1862-64; and records concerning garnishment and sequestration cases, 1862-64; Records of the Pamlico Division (with seat in New Bern; after early 1862, Goldsboro), including general minute books, 1861-64; dockets, 1861-65; and records relating to garnishment and sequestration cases, 1861-63.<br>
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| Atlanta
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| Middle Division of the District of '''Tennessee'''<br>
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| valign="top" | Case files, 1862-65.
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| Atlanta
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| Southern District of '''Texas'''<br>
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| Minutes and dockets of the Brownsville Division, 1861-65; Docket and other records of the Galveston Division, 1861-65.<br>
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| Fort Worth
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| Western District of '''Texas'''<br>
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| Minutes, dockets, case file, and other records of the Austin Division, 1861-64.<br>
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| Fort Worth
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| Western District of '''Virginia'''<br>
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| Miscellaneous case files of the Staunton Division, 1861-64; Sequestration case files of the Wytheville Division, 1861-64.<br>
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| Philadelphia
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==== Fort Saskatchewan Museum  ====
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The surviving South Carolina Confederate District Court papers are filed with RG 109-War Department Collection of Confederate Records. Textual records housed at the National Archives facility in Atlanta are the South Carolina District Court sequestration cases and related records, 1861-64 with a docket to miscellaneous records, 1861-64.
  
:Fort Saskatchewan Museum<br> 10006 - 100 Avenue <br>Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta T8L 1V9<br> Telephone: (780) 998-1783<br> Email: [mailto:museum@fortsask.ca museum@fortsask.ca]
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'''Microfilm''' publications of Confederate Court records:<br>  
  
The museum has a relatively small archival collection<br>  
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{| width="600" border="1" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"
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| 7RA40
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| New Orleans Confederate and Provisional Court Dockets.<br>
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| 7RA124
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| Austin Confederate Court Dockets, 1862-1864.
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| 7RA125
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| Galveston Confederate Court Dockets, 1861-1865.
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| valign="top" | P2105
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| Docket Books from the Confederate States District Court for the District of Louisiana and the U.S. Provisional Court, 1861-1865.1 reel.
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| valign="top" | P2150
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| Case Files, 1861-1862 from the Records of the Confederate States District Court for the District of Louisiana. 6 reels.<br>
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| valign="top" | M436
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| Confederate Papers of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 1861-1865. 1 reel.<br>
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| M1430
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| Confederate Court Records, Eastern District of North Carolina, 1861-1864. 1 reel.<br>
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*local histories <br>
 
*school<br>
 
*local newspapers (1903-1915 with some gaps) <br>
 
*North West Mounted Police journals and history<br>
 
  
==== Millet and District Museum, Archives and Visitors Information Centre  ====
 
  
:Millet and District Museum, Archives and Visitors Information Centre <br>5120 - 50 Street<br> Millet, Alberta <br>''Mailing address:''<br> P.O. Box 178<br> Millet, Alberta T0C 1Z0 <br>Telephone: (780) 387-5558 <br>[http://www.milletmuseum.ca/ Website]<br> Hours: May-August: Monday-Saturday 8:30 am-4:30 pm; Winter hours, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays 1:00 pm-4:30pm<br>
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Below is a representative example of a Confederate naturalization.  
  
Holdings consist of the photos from the Town of Millet and from the thirteen surrounding school districts that were covered in the history book Tales &amp; Trails of Millet. Held as well are town minute books, business records, posters and manuscripts from many organizations, businesses and residents from the above described area (1880-1970).  
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'''Confederate Naturalization of Henry L. Reed<ref>Confederate Naturalization of Henry L. Reed, Naturalization Records of District courts in the Southeast, 1790-1958; NARA micropublication M1547, roll 1.</ref>'''
  
==== Morinville Museum  ====
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[[Image:Confederate Naturalization20C.jpg|center|Confederate Naturalization20C.jpg]]
  
:Morinville Museum
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=== References<br>  ===
:10010-101 Street
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:Morinville, Alberta :''Mailing address:'' P.O. Box 3252
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:Morinville, Alberta T8R 1S2
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:Telephone: (780) 801-3290
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:[http://museemorinvillemuseum.com/ Website]
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:Hours: summer: Wednesday-Sunday 12:00 am-5:00 pm
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Housed in the old convent of the early 1900s. The major collection is over several thousand negatives from photographs printed in three local publications.
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*minutes of the Thibeault School District<br>
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Information in this Wiki page is excerpted from the online course {{US Court Records Course}} offered by [http://www.genealogicalstudies.com The National Institute for Genealogical Studies]. To learn more about this course or other courses available from the Institute, see our website. We can be contacted at [mailto:wiki@genealogicalstudies.com wiki@genealogicalstudies.com] <br>  
*early French newspapers (1910-1911) <br>
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*minutes of the M.D. Sturgeon<br>
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==== Musée Héritage Museum  ====
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Musée Héritage Museum <br>St. Albert Place<br>&nbsp;5 St. Anne Street<br>&nbsp;St. Albert, Alberta T8N 3Z9
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:Telephone: (780) 459-1528
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:Email: [mailto:museum@artsheritage.ca museum@artsheritage.ca]
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:[http://museeheritage.ca/ Website]<br>Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm; an appointment is recommended for research<br>
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The Musée Héritage Museum provides for the preservation and understanding of St. Albert’s history. Holdings consist of the municipal records of the City of St. Albert; drawings and plans of&nbsp;historic buildings and structures; records of local organizations and clubs; personal papers, including photograph collections of St. Albert residents; local business records and records of school districts and residential schools.
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A subject index to the holdings is available on an in-house database. Some holdings are also described on the Archives Network of Alberta Database.
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Of Genealogical Interest
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*computer database of the museum’s entire collection <br>
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*biography file of St. Albert people <br>
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*reference books <br>
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*newspapers local businesses materia<br>
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*a few family genealogies <br>
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*extensive genealogy of the Callihoo families<br>
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==== Stony Plain Multicultural Centre  ====
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:Stony Plain Multicultural Centre
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:5411 - 51 Street
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:Stony Plain, Alberta
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:''Mailing address:'' P.O. Box 2188
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:Stony Plain, Alberta T7Z 1X7
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:Telephone: (780) 963-2777
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:[http://multicentre.org/wp/ Website]
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:Hours: library: Monday to Saturday 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Sunday 10:00 am-6:30 pm; an appointment is recommended<br>
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Combined with displays in an early high school building, an archives section (in the attic) has information and photographs about Stony Plain and its early pioneer families.
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'''Resources'''
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*oral histories<br>
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*written family histories—cross referenced to subject areas<br>
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*photograph collection (over 2,000) catalogued and cross referenced<br>
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*historical calendars/greeting cards<br>
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*historic site inventory<br>
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*newspapers<br>
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*on microfilm from about 1907 to 1940s<br>
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*bound copies from 1930s to 1980s <br>
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*local history books (cross referenced) <br>
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*reference books <br>
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*some business papers (i.e. Oppertshauser Family Hardware Store)<br>
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==== Taber Irrigation Impact Museum - Taber &amp; District Museum Society  ====
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:Taber Irrigation Impact Museum - Taber and District Museum Society
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:4702 - 50th Street
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:Taber, Alberta T1G 2B6
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:Telephone: (403) 223-5708
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:Email: [mailto:timchin@telusplanet.net timchin@telusplanet.net]
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:Hours: summer Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm; winter: Tuesday-Thursday 10:00 am-4:00 pm<br>
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The holdings of the Taber and District Museum Society pertain to and promote irrigation, crops grown in irrigation and related processing industries. The Museum also specializes in the history of the Town of Taber (originally Tank 77 on the Canadian Pacific Railroad line) and the surrounding district. The holdings date from 1904 and include business histories, agricultural records, information about local residents, maps and photographs, including those of local photographers Stan Keeling and Johnny Evanson. A completely indexed set of the Taber Times newspaper is also available.
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==== Dr. Woods House Museum - Leduc and District Historical Society  ====
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:Dr. Woods House Museum - Leduc and District Historical Society
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:4801 - 49 Avenue
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:Leduc, Alberta T9E 7G6
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:Telephone: (780) 986-1517
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:[http://www.woodsmuseum.com/ Website]
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:Hours: July and August Tuesday-Sunday 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Winter (September-June): Tuesday-Friday 11:00 pm-5:00 pm
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The Society operates the “Woods House,” the home of Dr. Robert Woods. The displays are mainly of the Woods family life. A small archival collection features:
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*''The Enterprise'' (1904-1906)
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*some information of local homes and families
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*Memorabilia
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The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in November 2013. It is an excerpt from their course US Court Records  by C. Ann Staley, CG. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).

Confederate Courts

When the Confederate States formed a government, the Confederacy adopted many of the laws of the United States for their own purposes. Where U.S. District Courts were in place, the clerks, judges, and other judicial personnel generally remained in their previous position, when it was obvious that the individual supported the cause of the Confederacy. If his alliance was suspect or he was considered loyal to the Union, he was banished from his position. We frequently find that the Confederate clerk used the same bound volumes as his predecessor. The records of the Confederate court, the docket, the minutes, the case files, etc. were similar to those of the United States.

The business of war took priority. The most common court actions of the Confederate District courts related to matters of garnishment[1], sequestration[2], and admiralty. Students are invited to view the following examples of some Confederate Court records on the Woodward-Geiger.com website:

Sequestration case: The Confederate States of America vs. The Property of Amy Westfeldt, A.E. Woodward-geiger.com

Habeas Corpus case: William Moore vs. Capt. Ledyard Woodward-geiger.com

Admiralty case: The Confederate States of America vs. The Steam Boat Planter  Woodward-geiger.com

Many of the textual records of the Confederate States district courts survive and are in the collections of the National Archives regional facilities in Atlanta[3], Fort Worth, and Philadelphia.

The reels of microfilm are listed after the table of textual records.

Confederate Court
Records
(Textual unless otherwise indicated)
Location
Middle Division of the District of Alabama
Garnishment Case files, 1861-63
Atlanta
Southern Division of the District Alabama Minute books, 1861-65; Dockets, 1861-65; Case files, 1861-64; naturalization, 1861-64; records of the clerk of court, 1861-64; and final record books, 1861-65
Atlanta
Northern District of Florida
Minute books and execution dockets of the Middle Division (Marianna), 1861-1864; Case files, minute books, and dockets of the Middle Division (Tallahassee), 1861-65; Minute books of the Western Division (Pensacola), 1864; Minute books and a judgment docket of the Apalachicola Division, 1862-64.
Atlanta
Northern Division of the District of Georgia
Minute book, 1861-64; Docket books, 1861-63; Case files, 1861-63; Lists of witnesses, 1862-63; Records concerning sequestration and garnishment cases, 1861-63.
Atlanta
Southern Division of the District of Georgia
Minute books, 1861-63; Docket books, 1861-64; Case files, 1861-64; Records relating to sequestration and garnishment cases, 1861-67.
Atlanta
District of Louisiana Docket, 1816-62; Case files, 1861-62; Records relating to sequestration, 1861-62.
Fort Worth
Northern Division of the District of Mississippi
District Court volume, 1858-98; and bar docket, August 1861 (in a U.S. District Court volume, 1852-82).
Atlanta
District of North Carolina
Records of the Cape Fear Division (with seat in Wilmington; after February 1862, Salisbury), including general minute books, 1861-63; a docket, 1862-64; case files, 1862-64; and records concerning garnishment and sequestration cases, 1862-64; Records of the Pamlico Division (with seat in New Bern; after early 1862, Goldsboro), including general minute books, 1861-64; dockets, 1861-65; and records relating to garnishment and sequestration cases, 1861-63.
Atlanta
Middle Division of the District of Tennessee
Case files, 1862-65. Atlanta
Southern District of Texas
Minutes and dockets of the Brownsville Division, 1861-65; Docket and other records of the Galveston Division, 1861-65.
Fort Worth
Western District of Texas
Minutes, dockets, case file, and other records of the Austin Division, 1861-64.
Fort Worth
Western District of Virginia
Miscellaneous case files of the Staunton Division, 1861-64; Sequestration case files of the Wytheville Division, 1861-64.
Philadelphia


The surviving South Carolina Confederate District Court papers are filed with RG 109-War Department Collection of Confederate Records. Textual records housed at the National Archives facility in Atlanta are the South Carolina District Court sequestration cases and related records, 1861-64 with a docket to miscellaneous records, 1861-64.

Microfilm publications of Confederate Court records:

7RA40 New Orleans Confederate and Provisional Court Dockets.
7RA124 Austin Confederate Court Dockets, 1862-1864.
7RA125 Galveston Confederate Court Dockets, 1861-1865.
P2105 Docket Books from the Confederate States District Court for the District of Louisiana and the U.S. Provisional Court, 1861-1865.1 reel.
P2150 Case Files, 1861-1862 from the Records of the Confederate States District Court for the District of Louisiana. 6 reels.
M436 Confederate Papers of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 1861-1865. 1 reel.
M1430 Confederate Court Records, Eastern District of North Carolina, 1861-1864. 1 reel.


Below is a representative example of a Confederate naturalization.

Confederate Naturalization of Henry L. Reed[4]

Confederate Naturalization20C.jpg

References

  1. A garnishment is a proceeding whereby the Confederate States (as plaintiff) filed suit against a citizen of the Confederate States who owed a debt to a person or company in the United States.
  2. Sequestrations were instituted by the Confederate States against tangible property belonging to citizens of the Untied States.
  3. The National Archives at Atlanta (formerly known as National Archives Southeast Region) is located at 5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, Georgia 30260
  4. Confederate Naturalization of Henry L. Reed, Naturalization Records of District courts in the Southeast, 1790-1958; NARA micropublication M1547, roll 1.


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