Category Archives: Court Records

New York City court transcriptions 1803

Examples of the Buggy name from the early 19th century in America are few and far between. One recent example I came across is from genealogical transcriptions from New York City court records.[1] In the February 1803 sessions of the … Continue reading

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The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674-1913

The Old Bailey is the central criminal court in England. A fantastic project has digitalized the entire set of court records from these years. Like many trials of years gone by they make for some fascinating reading. For all the … Continue reading

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Buggy vs Buggy in Victoria, Australia 1883

On 15 October 1883 a case came before the courts in the colony of Victoria, Australia concerning six members of the same Buggy family.[1] The mother, Margaret Buggy, had died on 5 June 1881 without leaving a will. She had … Continue reading

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Index to Manhattan Letters of Administration 1743-1949

Along with wills, letters of administration are some of the oldest genealogical documents available for residence of Manhattan. The New York County Surrogates Court has letters of administration beginning in the mid 1740s. However, the first letter of administration granted … Continue reading

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Index of Manhattan Wills 1662-1949

Wills are some of the oldest genealogical documents available for residents of Manhattan. The New York County Surrogates Court has records of wills beginning in the mid 1600s. However, the first will for a Buggy was not filed and proved … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Naturalization Records 1789-1880

The genealogist P. William Filby is best known for his work on the PILI, Passenger and Immigrant List Index. Beginning in 1980 he edited volumes of the PILI that contained millions of names of from passenger lists and immigration records. … Continue reading

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Queens County, New York Surrogates Court 1892-1936

Wills and letters of administration can prove to be an excellent resource when conducting family history research. Many family members can often be named, along with other valuable details. This short listing of Buggy’s comes from the borough of Queens … Continue reading

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Naturalization Indexes New York City 1857-1892

Naturalization documents can often prove to be very helpful for anyone doing research on their immigrant ancestors. The process usually had three stages: declaration of intent, petition for naturalization and certificate of naturalization, with the immigrant usually applying at their … Continue reading

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