By now, you've read Chapter 2, Genealogy and the Law and have completed your homework in advance of our Hangout on Air on the topic. We will be reviewing some legal terminology and add to the chapter by taking a look at A Dictionary of Law by Henry Campbell Black, commonly referred to as "Black's Law Dictionary" available from our friends at http://www.archivecdbooksusa.com.
From the CD Publisher:
"Black's Law Dictionary is absolutely indispensable for genealogy, given the wide range of legal documents we work with and the specialized and archaic language we must interpret."
Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
Samford University Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research
"I consider Black's Law Dictionary as one of the "must have" references in my personal library. Genealogists should never be without a copy."
Myra Vanderpool Gormley, CG
"Editions of Black's Law Dictionary more recent than the Fourth are much less useful to genealogists than earlier ones. To make room for new material, more modern editions have dropped the very words the genealogist may need to interpret old documents--the archaic and obsolete terms that haven't been used for a century or more."
Donn Devine, CG, CGI
SURE, you can VIEW this study group session here, but...
INSTEAD you'll want to VIEW and COMMENT over in DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community on Google+ located here: http://bit.ly/MyrtsNext
WHEN ARE STUDY GROUP SESSIONS TO BE HELD?All chapter reading and homework is to be done before the session, so we can discuss which portions are most intriguing or challenging as follows:
- 23 Jan 2015 - Chapter 1 Understanding the Law
- 30 Jan2015 - Chapter 2 Understanding the Terminology
- 6 Feb 2015 - Chapter 3 Types of Law
- Break for FGS/RootsTech 2015
2019 Feb 2015 (Thursday) - Chapter 4 Finding the Pertinent Law
- 27 Feb 2015 - Chapter 5 Sources to Use
- 6 Mar 2015 - Chapter 6 Where to Research
- 13 Mar 2015 - Chapter 7 Citing Legal Sources
- 20 Mar 2015 - Chapter 8 Applying the Law to Ancestral Events
Live sessions appear weekly at: http://bit.ly/MyrtsNext
Archived sessions, with all comments are archived at: http://bit.ly/MyrtsPrevious
Kay Haviland Freilich and William B. Freilich, Genealogy and the Law: A Guide to Legal Sources for the Family Historian (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2014). [Book available from the publisher at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/genealogy_and_the_law and via Amazon.com]
WHEN ARE OTHER STUDY GROUP SESSIONS TO BE HELD?
Check the GeneaWebinars Calendar for exact dates for this and other DearMYRTLE study groups and Hangouts on Air, in addition to over 200 hours of online genealogy classes, webinars and tweetchats from other hosts and presenters in the next 12 months.
 Kay Haviland Freilich and William B. Freilich, Genealogy and the Law: A Guide to Legal Sources for the Family Historian (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 2014). [Book available from the publisher at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/genealogy_and_the_law and via Amazon.com ]
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