Category Archives: Primary Law

Nope, it’s NOT all online There’s a really interesting statute that was passed by the Mississippi legislature in 1819, dealing with the licensing of physicians and surgeons. None of us, The Legal Genealogist included, tend to think of medical licensing … Continue reading

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Locking up the witness It’s a natural human phenomenon: we all tend to root for the underdog. That was driven home this week after Monday’s blog post about a rather gruesome murder in Arkansas Territory that came to The Legal … Continue reading

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Kudos to Harvard Law! Forty thousand law books. Forty million pages, give or take a few. Court decisions that begin with cases that were decided before the Constitution of the United States was even written. And — coming soon to … Continue reading

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Finding New York statutes Tomorrow will see the start of three days of genealogy in upstate New York — Syracuse, to be precise. It’s the 2015 New York State Family History Conference, co-sponsored by the Central New York Genealogical Society … Continue reading

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One unexpected exception We all know what it took for an ancestor to be eligible to vote. It doesn’t matter if it’s The Legal Genealogist‘s southern ancestors, or the ancestors of folks who are here in the Pacific Northwest attending … Continue reading

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Primary School Lands In June of 1883, the administrator of the estate of George Arlt, deceased, reported to the Probate Court for the County of Presque Isle, Michigan, that he had been successful in selling a piece of property belonging … Continue reading

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Some Connecticut gems It’s finally here: the opening day of NERGC — the 2015 New England Regional Genealogical Consortium — at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. People from all over New England — people with roots back in … Continue reading

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An online resource You can’t be a genuine law geek without breaking into a smile when you discover that one city, in one state, reprinted an entire body of its earliest colonial laws — and included a whole introduction outlining … Continue reading

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For the State of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations It’s NERGC week! It’s finally here! People from all over New England — people with roots back in New England — people who are just interested in New England genealogy will be … Continue reading

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… and in the laws … and the index Okay, so The Legal Genealogist is getting ready to head off to Ohio for the 2015 Ohio Genealogical Society Conference, and you know what that means, right? Yep, once again, I’m … Continue reading

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