Category Archives: Law

Introducing Historic Wisconsin Statutes

The Wisconsin Historical Society library houses a collection of Wisconsin session law books. Those aging little volumes hold answers to questions, but a trip to Madison is not necessary to peruse them.

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Introducing Historic Indian Territory Law

The Advancing Genealogist needed to work on a shorter-lived territory this week! Indian Territory fit the bill.

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Introducing Historic Kansas Statutes

If you have ancestral roots in Kansas, The Advancing Genealogist has compiled a new resource for you!

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Introducing Historic New York Statutes

If you have New York ancestors, The Advancing Genealogist has a new resource for you!

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Missouri: Adoption and Original Birth Certificates, Take Three

If you have an interest in original birth certificates from Missouri, take note.

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Ohio Adoption File Access Opens on 20 March 2015

There is good news for Ohio adoptees whose adoptions took place between 1 January 1964 and 18 September 1996. Beginning Friday, 20 March 2015, they or their lineal descendants may request their adoption files, which include original birth certificates (OBCs) … Continue reading

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Marriage and Divorce Statute Digests, Courtesy of the Bureau of the Census

What was the most popular cause given for a divorce filed by a husband from 1867 to 1906? Was the same cause predominant in divorces when the wife was the plaintiff?

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