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Seminar: From ASP to Gasp! The Law and Legal Records

Saturday, October 21, 2023
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10:00 AM
2:00 PM
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*Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist, presents: From ASP to Gasp! The Law and Legal Records. This seminar will have three sessions:
  1. An Act for the Relief of Gregory Thomas and Others - The Private Laws of the Federal and State Governments: Few researchers realize that many early federal and state laws were private laws - specifically for the benefit of individuals or families. The records can be fabulous for genealogists. Learn how to find these genealogical gems in federal and state collections.
  2. Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Law for Genealogists - With many aspects in common through international agreements yet key aspects of differences by national laws, copyright law crosses national borders and impacts all genealogical researchers. Understanding the basic-what we have in common, where the laws differ and where we all go wrong-can keep us all on the straight and narrow path of copyright and help us avoid copywrongs.
  3. Unexpected Treasures: Family History in the American State Papers - The American State Papers are a collection of 38 volumes of legislative and executive documents from 1789 to 1838. They cover everything from Indian affairs to public lands, and contain a wealth of family information.
Cost: $45/members; $55/non-members
Click here to register. Registration closes at noon on Friday, October 20. For those attending via Zoom, a link will be sent out later that day.
The seminar will be recorded and made available to those who registered for 30 days.

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