Genealogy And The Law - A Guide To Legal Sources For The Family Historian
Genealogy And The Law - A Guide To Legal Sources For The Family Historian
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Genealogy and the Law - A Guide to Legal Sources for the Family Historian; by Kay Haviland Freilich and William B. Freilich; 2014; Soft Cover, Perfect bound; 8.5x11; 133 pp; ISBN: 978-1-935815-14-3; Item #: NGS22

Genealogy and the Lawguides readers through the variety of legal sources that genealogists need in order to explain many of the events that occurred in their ancestors’ lives. Land ownership, estate administration, and taxation are a few of the many aspects of life that cannot be fully understood without knowledge of the law in effect at the time.

The authors, Kay Haviland Freilich and William B. Freilich, an award-winning genealogist and an attorney, both with long service in their professions, bring the perspectives of genealogy and the law together in a book that covers the language of the law, how to find pertinent laws, the kinds of sources available, where they can be found, citation of legal works, and how to apply legal research to genealogical problems.

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 — Understanding the Law
  • Chapter 2 — Understanding the Terminology
  • Chapter 3 — Types of Law
  • Chapter 4 — Finding the Pertinent Law
  • Chapter 5 — Sources to Use
  • Chapter 6 — Where to Research
  • Chapter 7 — Citing Legal Sources
  • Chapter 8 — Applying the Law to Ancestral Events
  • Appendix 1 — Vocabulary of the Law
  • Appendix 2 — Selected Bibliography
  • Appendix 3 — Answers to Quizzes