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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This collection contains digital images of case files primarily regarding disputed estates and divorces. It covers the years 1820 to 1926.  
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This collection contains digital images of case files primarily regarding disputed estates and divorces. It covers the years 1820 to 1927.  
  
For a list of records currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/2076858/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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== Record Content  ==
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== Collection Contents ==
  
 
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*Occupations
 
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know:  
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know:  
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*The names of interested individuals
 
*The names of interested individuals
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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'''To browse by image:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links: <br> ⇒Select the "Browse link" in the initial search page <br> ⇒Select the "Case File Number and Year Range" category which takes you to the images.
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links: <br> ⇒Select the "Browse link" in the initial search page <br> ⇒Select the "Case File Number and Year Range" category which takes you to the images.  
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Many of these volumes have indexes at the beginning or end. You should search these first. If your ancestor is in the index download a copy or write down the page numbers listed for your ancestor. You can then quickly turn to those pages.  
  
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. Keep in mind:  
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If you do not find your ancestor in the index, look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:  
  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
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, land and church records.  
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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, land and church records.
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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== Tips to Keep in Mind  ==
  
 
*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.  
 
*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.  
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*Witnesses in court cases may be close relatives.
 
*Witnesses in court cases may be close relatives.
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
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== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What? ==
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*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.  
 
*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.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Missouri, Cole|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Missouri Archives and Libraries]]. }}
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Missouri, Cole County Circuit Court Case Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Missouri, Cole County Circuit Court Case Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
[http://www.sos.mo.gov/ Missouri State Archives Website]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation| text = "Missouri, Cole County Circuit Court Case Files, 1820-1927." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Circuit Court. Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City.}}<br><br>
  
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2076858/waypoints Missouri, Cole County Circuit Court Case Files, 1820-1926]
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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=== 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.
 
 
 
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Cole, Missouri, United States
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Flag of Missouri
US Locator Map Missouri Cole.PNG
Location of Cole County, Missouri
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Location of Missouri
Record Description
Record Type Court Case Files
Collection years 1820-1927
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites



What is in the Collection?

This collection contains digital images of case files primarily regarding disputed estates and divorces. It covers the years 1820 to 1927.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Missouri, Cole County Circuit Court Case Files, 1820-1927.

Collection Contents

The information found in this collection varies by court case. It may include any of the following:

  • Names of interested parties
  • Date of court proceeding or transaction
  • Details of the case
  • Amount of monies exchanged or paid
  • Names of relatives, neighbors, or witnesses
  • Residences
  • Occupations

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The place of residence
  • The court date
  • The names of interested individuals

To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse link" in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Case File Number and Year Range" category which takes you to the images.

Many of these volumes have indexes at the beginning or end. You should search these first. If your ancestor is in the index download a copy or write down the page numbers listed for your ancestor. You can then quickly turn to those pages.

If you do not find your ancestor in the index, look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

What Do I Do Next?

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, land and church records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • 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.
  • 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.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What?

  • 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.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

How You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Missouri, Cole County Circuit Court Case Files, 1820-1927." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Circuit Court. Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City.

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Missouri, Cole County Circuit Court Case Files, 1820-1927.