Friday, February 27, 2015

GenLaw Study Group - 27 Feb 2015

We're up to Chapter 5, so come prepared to discuss "Sources to Use."

The GenLaw Study Group hosted by DearMYRTLE  meets in 8 sessions to discuss Genealogy and the Law by Kay Haviland Freilich and William B. Freilich.


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 ]


1. Purchase Genealogy and the Law.

2. Review MGP1 Study Group Copyright Guidelines

3. Read the chapter and complete assignments BEFORE each session.

We start at:
Noon Eastern US (New York)
11am Central US (Chicago)
10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

If you need a time zone converter, here's one DearMYRTLE recommends:

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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:

Fridays beginning:
    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
   19 Feb 2015 (Thursday) - Chapter 4 Finding the Pertinent Law
Resuming Fridays
    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
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