Court Records

Court records contain vital pieces of information about our city's history and people. Beginning in the 1780s, our minute books, case files, and other court-related materials record not only legal and government proceedings, but also the social structure, the ever-changing attitudes, and the collective conscious of the city and county. These records can illustrate the ways in which a person's life could be changed by and/or within the court system and record the lives and labors of long-forgotten ancestors. For more information about our holdings of court records, please look below.