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Course 6 Schedule

Alabama Circuit Court Bill of Cost, Fall Term 1852 Course 9:
Advanced Library Research: Law Libraries & Government Documents


This course emphasizes advanced research methods for genealogists in law libraries and government documents.

Faculty:


Textbook: TBD


Requisites: Any one of the following: completion of course 2, Intermediate Genealogy and Historical Studies; or certification from BCG; or accreditation from ICAPgen; or current or past experience as a Librarian; or other significant experience doing research in a library. If you do not meet one of the prerequisites, but would like to enroll in this course, please submit a request by clicking here.


Course Schedule:

Monday
  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Introduction to Advanced Library Research: Law Libraries and Government Documents (Spratling/Stamm)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Introduction to Federal Records (Stamm)
  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Follow the Paper Trail (Serial Set, Congressional Record, Statutes at Large) (McDonald)
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Using the Computer System (Stamm)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Historical Records (Continental Congress and Territorial Papers) (McDonald)
Tuesday
  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Government Documents Review & Questions (Stamm)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Court & Legal Records: An Overview for Genealogists (Spratling)
  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Introduction to Law Libraries (Spratling)
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Genealogy of a Law (Russell)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Onsite Introduction to a Law Library (Spratling)
Wednesday
  • 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Using HeinOnline Legal Database for Genealogical Research (Jones)
  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Onsite Law Library Research (Jones/Spratling)
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Identifying & Evaluating Resources on the Web (Russell)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Onsite Law Library Research (Spratling)
Thursday
  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Law Library & Online Research Review & Questions (Spratling)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Maps in Government Documents (Mieszala)
  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Government Documents: Department Docs (Mieszala)
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: What is Happening to Gov Docs Today (Stamm)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Computer Research in Government Documents (Mieszala/Stamm)
Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.: Civil Law Concepts & Genealogy (Bettag)
  • 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Government Documents at the State & Local Level (Wells)
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.: Review & Certificates (Spratling/Stamm)



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