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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Join "The Legal Genealogist" and Team for SLIG's "Family History Law Library" Course in January 2015

     Interested in apply basic legal concepts and legal research approaches to your genealogy? If so, the "Family History Law Library" course is for you!

     Course coordinators Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL and Rick Sayre, CG, CGL have put together a week long course that will cover law concepts appropriate for genealogists. The course will "will require the student to employ these concepts with hands on exercises using the resources of the FHL. Topics will include courts and their records, estate laws, legislative records, pensions, and property law. Additionally, elements of both English common law and Roman law will be introduced through classes on the legal concepts found in Irish, German, and French law that relate to research in those countries and their relevance to research in the United States."

     Claire Bettag, CG and David Rencher, AG, CG round out the instructor team. Specific lecture topics include:


  • Case Studies in Legal Research and Analysis [Russell/Sayre]
  • Civil Law: France and its Legal Records [Bettag]
  • Civil Law: Germany and its Legal Records [TBA]
  • Common Law: Ireland and its Legal Records [Rencher]
  • Family Law and its Records [Russell]
  • Federal Courts and their Records [Russell]
  • Immigration and Naturalization and their Records [Russell]
  • Probate and its Records [Russell]
  • State Courts and their Records [Russell]
  • State Property Law and its Records [Russell]
  • Legislative and Executive Records [Sayre]
  • The Serial Set et al Illustrated (case studies and usage concepts) [Sayre]
  • The Claims Committees of the Congress [Sayre]
  • Military Pension Laws [Sayre]
  • Federal Land Law – The Public Domain [Sayre]
  • Federal Land Law – Disposing of Public Land [Sayre]

     See http://www.ugagenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=324 for the course details and http://www.infouga.org/cpage.php?pt=42 for general information on SLIG. Registration opens at 9 AM Mountain Time on Saturday, June 14th...only ten days away! Make sure you reserve your spot early as this promises to be a popular course.

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