Your ancestors may have had dealings with the Federal Court System if they had a land dispute, a bankruptcy, a naturalization issue or other lawsuits that originated in the Federal Courts. The history of our Federal Court system has its antecedents in the English court system but began with the passage of the United States Constitution. Subsequently it has developed into a complex system with both general trial courts, specialized courts and appeals courts culminating in the U.S. Supreme Court. Come and learn about this complex system and how it works.