Tuesday, May 30, 2017

SLIG 2018 Course Highlight: Corpus Juris: Advanced Legal Concepts for Genealogy

Course 11:

 Corpus Juris: Advanced Legal Concepts for Genealogy


Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

This course offers students an opportunity for a deeper understanding of the rich research resources of the law, including those generally available only at law libraries. Students will work with legal records and sources, gaining a better grasp of legal history and its implications for research as well as the skills to find and apply the law to solve genealogical problems. Individual sessions will focus on specific legal disciplines (criminal, civil, probate and the like) and students will have the opportunity to visit and use the resources of a major university law library.

Black's Law Dictionary; Source: Wikipedia

Suggested Prerequisites

Students must have conducted onsite genealogical research at one or more courthouses and should be familiar with common court and probate records and with basic legal terminology. Completion of a basic course in genealogy and law (SLIG 2015 or 2017, GRIP 2014) is recommended.

Other Instructors

Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
Rev. Dr. David McDonald, CG
George R. Ryskamp, JD, AG
Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA

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