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Two new states this week!!

There isn’t anything The Legal Genealogist loves more than one-stop-shopping resources for early state laws.

And so there’s not much I’m more grateful for than a fellow genealogist who is collecting links to early state laws and making them readily available in a one-stop-shopping format.

With two more states just having gone live on the website this week.

Advancing Genealogist

Debbie Mieszala is a board-certified Illinois genealogist who started collecting these links on her website The Advancing Genealogist to advance and support her own research.

First came Illinois.1 Then New York.2

And then it snowballed… Kansas,3 and Indian Territory,4 and Wisconsin,5 and Montana.6

Then came Michigan,7 Minnesota,8 North Dakota,9 South Dakota and the Dakota Territory,10 Missouri,11 Indiana,12 the Northwest Territory,13 and Iowa14

And now, just this week, two more: Ohio15 and Nebraska.16

Sixteen states and/or territories in all.

If you’ve ever tried to find a statute from a particular historical time period for one of these places, you know how hard it can be.

Which is why — if one of these states is on your research list — you need to head over to The Advancing Genealogist and check out the links there.

And drop Debbie Mieszala a note of thanks while you’re there.

Cite/link to this post: Judy G. Russell, “More one-stop law,” The Legal Genealogist ( : posted 19 Nov 2021).


  1. Debbie Mieszala, “Illinois Statutory Law Links,” The Advancing Genealogist, posted 2 Nov 2014 ( : accessed 19 Nov 2021).
  2. Ibid., “Introducing Historic New York Statutes,” posted 27 Mar 2019.
  3. Ibid., “Introducing Historic Kansas Statutes,” posted 1 Apr 2019.
  4. Ibid., “Introducing Historic Indian Territory Law,” posted 6 Apr 2019.
  5. Ibid., “Introducing Historic Wisconsin Statutes,” posted 16 Apr 2019.
  6. Ibid., “Introducing Historic Montana Statutes,” posted 5 May 2019.
  7. Ibid., “Introducing Historic Michigan Statutes,” posted 27 Apr 2021.
  8. Ibid., “Introducing Historic Minnesota Statutes,” posted 17 Oct 2021.
  9. Ibid., “Introducing Historic North Dakota Statutes,” posted 23 Oct 2021.
  10. Ibid., “Introducing Historic Dakota Territory and South Dakota Statutory Law,” posted 23 Oct 2021.
  11. Ibid., “Homesteading in Missouri, and Introducing Historic Missouri Law,” posted 29 Oct 2021.
  12. Ibid., “Introducing Historic Indiana Statutes,” posted 2 Nov 2021.
  13. Ibid., “Introducing Historic Northwest Territory Law,” posted 4 Nov 2021.
  14. Ibid., “Introducing Historic Iowa Statutory Law and Iowa Law Journals,” posted 9 Nov 2021.
  15. Ibid., “Introducing Historic Ohio Law,” posted 15 Nov 2021.
  16. Ibid., “A Lesson in Assumptions: Introducing Historic Nebraska Law,” posted 18 Nov 2021.
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