Tag Archives: Law

On the Bookshelf: Veterans

Sixteen volumes that deal with veterans are currently linked on the Law: Special Topics page of The Advancing Genealogist website. Various years of three main collection titles are of interest to veterans and genealogists alike.

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Introducing Historic Iowa Statutory Law and Iowa Law Journals

John L. Cunningham served from Iowa in the Civil War. He died of illness in St. Louis. His widow, Sarah (Foote), and children, including my great-great-grandfather, John B. F. Cunningham, survived. The untimely death impacted the family. Several children were … Continue reading

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Introducing Historic Northwest Territory Law

The Northwest Territory, established by Congress in 1787, birthed many states in my online law library. The territory included the future states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and a bit of Minnesota. Ohio’s 1803 statehood put an end to … Continue reading

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Introducing Historic Indiana Statutes

I had Indiana ancestors named Smith who bore common given names. Gee, thanks, unimaginative grand-folks.

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Homesteading in Missouri, and Introducing Historic Missouri Law

An affidavit in a canceled Howell County, Missouri, homestead claim is one of two records found providing the 1870 death date of Elizabeth (Eyster) Loy. The other was in a second homestead file.

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Introducing Historic Dakota Territory and South Dakota Statutory Law

It is fitting to add a historic South Dakota statutory law page after the addition of the same for North Dakota. It was impossible to not build a Dakota Territory page. The Dakota Territory page rehashes some information on the … Continue reading

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Introducing Historic North Dakota Statutes

A side branch of my family headed to North Dakota seeking their fortune. Evidently, they had poor timing. One relative’s death certificate has in the place of an undertaker’s name, “Buried by family.” It is suspected that they were unable … Continue reading

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