Tuesday night Maureen Edwards took on the subject of genealogy and the law and made it interesting and accessible. She began with reasons to investigate legal issues and provided resources that would help to understand the law in general. We learned a bit about how and where to locate information that would assist in our understanding of our ancestors. Most important are the laws of the time and place where ancestors lived.
Maureen had many examples from her own family research to show us how those court records could provide additional information about past generations. She suggested using state archives, public law libraries, Google and Archives.org.
Thanks, Maureen, for an enlightening evening!