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For Washingtonians too

An option for the Evergreen State So… a couple of days ago, The Legal Genealogist told Oregonians about a terrific resource for legal research into the early laws of Oregon and a number of west coast and mountain states. The State of Oregon Law Library offers...

Licensing liquor

The 1849 repealer The Legal Genealogist could have predicted it. Should have foreseen it. In yesterday’s blog post, I wrote about the 1844 Oregon law that banned ardent spirits — liquor — completely from the territory, and mentioned, simply, that “It...

The gift of land

A double-edged sword It is one of the most remarkable pieces of legislation of its time. With the official title of “An Act to create the Office of Surveyor-General of the Public Lands in Oregon, and to provide for the Survey, and to make Donations to Settlers of the...

Now! Free webinars!

Free all weekend Okay, The Legal Genealogist doesn’t want you to miss out. So in case you were sleeping or working on your tax returns1 or something else earlier this week when I wrote about the celebration at Family Tree Webinars in honor of its 500th webinar...

Finding the Feds

Sources for federal laws Since this appears to be Resource Week here at The Legal Genealogist, it’s time to review one particular type of resource that comes up time and again: How do we find federal statutes? This came up just recently in a reader question...

Up in the air

WWI NARA images This definitely is turning into Resource Week! First, on Monday, The Legal Genealogist highlighted the return of the interactive county formation maps at the Newberry Library’s website.1 Then, yesterday, we all celebrated as Legacy Family Tree...

The Big 5-0-0

Legacy Family Tree Webinars hits a milestone Looks like this could be Resource Week here at The Legal Genealogist! Yesterday, we all rejoiced over the return of the interactive county formation maps at the New Berry Library.1 Today, well, it’s a different kind...

They’re back!!

Newberry’s interactive county maps It’s taken a lot longer than anybody thought it might, but they’re back. The interactive county formation maps at The Newberry Library in Chicago have finally come back online. They disappeared from the website in...

To end all wars

One hundred years ago yesterday The United States officially entered the war that became known as World War I 100 years ago yesterday. It came in the form of a Joint Resolution of the United States Congress: Whereas the Imperial German Government has committed...