Category Archives: Law

Introducing Historic New York City Ordinances, Codes, Resolutions, and Extras!

Mary Jane Anderson did not die twice. Tell that to the doctor who completed two New York City death certificates for her in 1881. The story of her death (or deaths) is for another day. The records prompted a research … Continue reading

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Introducing Historic Maryland Law

My earliest ancestors to Maryland arrived in 17331 from what is now Germany. They were named Troud (aka Trout) and Loy (aka Ley or Lye). The lands they settled bore fanciful names like Taskers Chance, Lambson, and Arnold’s Delight.2 In … Continue reading

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Recent Updates to Existing Pages

Three resource pages on The Advancing Genealogist had updates this week. I rarely announce page updates, but there were interesting additions you might want to peruse.

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Introducing Historic Native American Law Sources

The personal names, numerous in this new collection, are not mine to share. Along with the treaties, charters, laws, and hearings this page brings, there are private acts and claims. Both can include names and sometimes relationship evidence. Welcome to … Continue reading

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Introducing Historic Publications on Women, Labor, and Related Laws

My 19-year-old mother was tricky to find in Brooklyn in the 1950 census. I expected that. The family moved frequently. Her grandparents were deceased and their touchstone of a home was no longer in the family. It was around when … Continue reading

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Introducing Historic Michigan Law

My ancestor, Captain Dennis Henry McBride, commanded a ship that made hundreds of voyages from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Grand Haven, Michigan. It was fun to find an image of the port he so often visited. Like many locations in The … Continue reading

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New York and Lake County, Illinois: Additions to Existing Pages

It’s been a busy week, but there are a couple of new things to explore for New York and Illinois at the Advancing Genealogist!

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