(Example: Bedford County, Tennessee, Chancery Court Records,
Volume 2, 1846-1854, BCT-CHC-2, Robert M. Haggard, Page 43
Only the first page of this two page record is shown here.)
Click on the above thumbnail image to see the full size (1 megabyte) JPEG Image.
An electronic copy of a single Bedford County, Tennessee court record from any GSC product sent to you by e-mail as JPEG image(s) of the pages from the court record book. Only copies of court records in GSC Associates products BCT-CHC-1 through BCT-CHC-7 and BCT-CNC-1 through BCT-CNC-7 are presently available. This service typically takes only 1 business day, while competing services take 4-6 weeks.
The following information (usually acquired from an index such as those posted here) is necessary to place an order:
To keep the costs of this service low, copies are provided by e-mail only. Printed copies are not available, however the JPEG images can be readily printed on most inkjet and laser printers. The page image files are approximately 1 megabyte each in size, so you should be prepared to receive files of this size as attachments to e-mail before you order. One image file is sent per e-mail message, so orders that involve multiple pages will be filled by multiple e-mail messages.
Sometimes the information in indices is incorrect. We will make a reasonable effort to locate a mis-indexed record. Also, sometimes pages are missing from either the original court record books or from the microfilmed copies of them. Should we fail to locate a court record that you order, you will be notified by e-mail and your purchase price will be refunded. We will provide a copy of all pages that are part of a given record. Typical records are one or two pages in length.
Competing services, such as the one offered by the Tennessee State Library and Archives (see TSLA) cost $10.00 and take 4-6 weeks to furnish a paper copy of a single court record. Such a service will check only those court records that include self-contained indices and will search only a given 5 year span. In contrast, our service provides copies of records spanning forty four years from 1830 through 1874, uses newly-created and updated indices that are posted on-line, costs only $2,00, and provides results in one business day.
The page image(s) we e-mail you were prepared from microfilm published by the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA). The original microfilm for the court records is on Rolls 27-30 and 78-80 of the Bedford County, Tennessee microfilm at TSLA. We have already created digital images of all the court records on this microfilm. We can access any court record very quickly in this digital library, so we do not have to retrieve and mount a physical roll of microfilm and search that film for the court record. Because of this, the cost of this service is very reasonable.
Before ordering, you should review the license agreement.
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