History in the Law Library: Using Legal Materials to Explore the Past and Find Lawyers, Felons and Other Scoundrels in Your Family Tree


History in the Law Library: Using Legal Materials to Explore the Past and Find Lawyers, Felons and Other Scoundrels in Your Family Tree

Louisville Bar Briefs, Vol. 6, No. 4, April 2006

KURT X. METZMEIER, University of Louisville – Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Short but useful article, with some good biographical research tips and index references.

Abstract:
The standard law books and databases typically employed in legal research record the foibles and follies of humankind. This article discusses how these resources can be used to research local and family history.

Source: LSN: University of Louisville School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series Vol. 2 No. 6,  08/01/2008

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