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Course 5   Advanced Library Research: Law Libraries & Government Documents -- CLOSED
Ben Spratling and Ann Fleming, Coordinators

Schedule 8:00-8:30 8:30-9:45 10:15-11:30 1:00-2:15 2:45-4:00
Monday
June 11
Introduction to Advanced Library Research: Law Libraries and Government Documents

Fleming and Spratling
Court & Legal Records: An Overview for Genealogists

Spratling
The Genealogy of a Law

Freilich
Introduction to Law Libraries

Spratling
Onsite Introduction to a Law Library

Spratling
Tuesday
June 13

Civil Law and Notarial Records

Bettag
Legal Research: Answering Specific Genealogical Questions using a Law Library

Sherrill
Identifying & Evaluating Resources on the Web

Spratling
Onsite Computer Legal Research

Fleming and Spratling
Wednesday
June 14

Family Historians Working with the Law

Freilich
Introduction to Government Documents

Fleming
What is the Serial Set?

Fleming
Onsite Research in Government Documents

Fleming and Freilich
Thursday
June 15

Behind the Published Document - Finding the Primary Sources

Sherrill
Papers of Prominent People

Sherrill
The American State Papers

Fleming
Onsite Research in Government Documents

Freilich and Fleming
8:00-9:15 9:45-10:45 11:00-12:00
Friday June 16 State & Local Government Documents

Freilich
Still More Government Documents

Fleming
Review & Certificates

Spratling and Fleming

Have a safe trip home

Course Overview

Emphasis on advanced research methods for genealogists in law libraries and government documents.

Prerequisites

Students registering for this course must meet at least one of the following prerequisites:

  • Completion of the NGS Home Study course
  • Certification by BCG or ICAP Gen
  • MLS/MLIS degree

If you do not meet one of the above prerequisites but would like to enroll in the Advanced Research course, please email a letter to Ann Fleming indicating your genealogical background.

Suggested readings

Spratling, Benjamin B. "Court and Legal Records" in Printed Sources, A Guide to Published Genealogical Records, Kory Meyerink, editor. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1998.