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== Record Description  ==
 
  
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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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
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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This collection contains digital images of case files primarily regarding disputed estates and divorces. It covers the years 1820 to 1927.  
  
== Record Content  ==
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
 
The information found in this collection varies by court case. It may include any of the following:  
 
The information found in this collection varies by court case. It may include any of the following:  
  
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*Occupations
 
*Occupations
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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Image:Missouri, Cole County Circuit Court Case Files (12-0831) Summons DGS 7314099_1.jpg|Summons
*The place of residence
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Image:Missouri, Cole County Circuit Court Case Files (12-0831) Execution of Oath DGS 7314099_2.jpg|Execution of Oath
*The court date
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Image:Missouri, Cole County Circuit Court Case Files (12-0831) Promissory Note DGS 7314099_3.jpg|Promissory Note
*The names of interested individuals
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Image:Missouri, Cole County Circuit Court Case Files (12-0831) Conditional Note Pending Appeal DGS 7314099_5.jpg|Conditional Note Pending Appeal
 
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==== Search the Collection  ====
 
 
 
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.
 
  
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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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The name of a relative or date of the event
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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=== View the Images ===
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
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View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/2076858/waypoints Browse Page] then:
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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# Select '''Case File Number and Year Range'''
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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.
  
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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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
*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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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2076858 | Missouri, Cole County, Circuit Court case files, 1823-1866]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
*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.
 
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and death records.
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*Use the information to find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Missouri Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
*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.  
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.  
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.  
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well.
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Missouri, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Missouri Archives and Libraries]].
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*Search in the [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=371&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Acourt FamilySearch Library Catalog]
  
 
== 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  ==
 
  
[http://www.sos.mo.gov/ Missouri State Archives Website]
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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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.
  
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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 2017. Citing Circuit Court. Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City.}}<br><br>
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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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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.

To Browse this Collection

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

What Can these Records Tell Me?

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

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a relative or date of the event

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page then:

  1. Select Case File Number and Year Range

How Do I Analyze the Results?

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.


For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and death records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Missouri, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Missouri Archives and Libraries.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog

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.


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 2017. 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.


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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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