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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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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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Margaret McBride’s Parade Street Home: Introducing Historic Pennsylvania Law

It was 1836. My great-great-great-grandmother, Margaret (Jones) McBride, bought real estate on Parade Street in Erie, Pennsylvania. She was a married woman whose husband, Cornelius, was not mentioned in the deed. Nor was her marital status. Welcome to Pennsylvania![1]

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Introducing Historic Colorado Law, the Plus Edition

I would normally love to tell you about my ancestors and their connection to the state I am posting. But Colorado? It’s complicated.

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Remember Minnesota?

I introduced the Historic Minnesota Statutes page in October. Back then it felt like I was off the hook a little, because the state’s revisor of statutes had a fantastic collection of old session laws online. I have changed my … Continue reading

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Introducing Historic Chicago Legal Periodicals

Two limited runs of Chicago legal periodicals were added to the Illinois section of The Advancing Genealogist’s online law library. The publications have value to genealogists and historians, some beyond Illinois.

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