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Course Nine — Advanced Library Research: Law Libraries & Government Documents

Course Coordinators

Benjamin B. Spratling III, J.D. and Patricia Walls Stamm, CG, CGL

Registration time is Eastern time zone

Description

This course covers research methods for genealogists in law libraries and government documents.  It is designed for the advanced researcher.  A solid understanding of genealogy basics is required to make use of the techniques presented.  Course Nine is designed to develop advanced skills by concentrating on methods to effectively and efficiently locate relevant material within the two collections.

Required textbooks, prerequisites, or other student information

Prerequisites

Any one of the following: Completion of IGHR Course 2, "Intermediate Genealogy and Historical Studies" or equivalent experience and education in genealogy; or certification by BCG; or accreditation from ICAPGen; or current or past experience as a Librarian; or other significant experience doing research in a library.

If you do not meet one of the prerequisites, but would like to enroll in this course, please submit a request by clicking here.

Required textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

Recommended textbook

Kay Haviland Freilich and William B. Freilich, Genealogy and the Law: A Guide to Legal Sources for the Family Historian. Arlington, Va.: National Genealogical Society, 2014. (available from the National Genealogical Society as a print publication or a PDF download)

Course Schedule

Sunday

 
  9:00 – 9:45 Introduction to Advanced Library Research: Law Libraries and Government Documents (Spratling & Stamm)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 Introduction to Federal Records (Stamm)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 Historical Records of the Congress (Congressional Record, American State Papers, Serial Set, and Statutes at Large), UGA Main Library (Stamm)
  2:15 – 2:45 Break
  2:45 – 4:00 Tour of Department Following the Congressional Records Paper Trail, UGA Main Library (Pritchett & Stamm)
  4:00 – 4:15 Break
  4:15 – 5:30 Using the System: Both Paper and Computer, UGA Main Library (Stamm)

Monday

 
  8:00 – 8:30 Government Documents Review & Questions (Stamm)
  8:30 – 9:45 The Law: How It's Made, How to Find It (Russell)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 Court and Legal Records: An Overview for Genealogists (Spratling)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 Introduction to Law Libraries (Spratling)
  2:15 – 2:45 Break
  2:45 – 4:00 Onsite Introduction to a Law Library, UGA Law Library (E. Powell & Spratling)

Tuesday

 
  8:00 – 8:30 Court Records Review & Questions, UGA Main Library (Spratling)
  8:30 – 9:45 What is Happening to Gov Docs Today, UGA Main Library (Stamm)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 Onsite Law Library Research, UGA Law Library (Spratling)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 Using Ravel Law for Genealogical Reseach (E. Powell)
  2:15 – 2:45 Break
  2:45 – 4:00 Computer Legal Research (Spratling)

Wednesday

 
  8:00 – 8:30 Law Library & Online Research Review & Questions, UGA Main Library (Spratling)
  8:30 – 9:45 Government Documents: Department Docs, UGA Main Library (McDonald)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 Government Documents: Territorial Papers and Maps, UGA Main Library (McDonald)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 The Law Online: Identifying and Evaluating Resources on the Web (Russell)
  2:15 – 2:45 Break
  2:45 – 4:00 Computer Research in Government Documents (McDonald)

Thursday

 
  8:00 – 9:15 Government Documents at the State and Local Level (Wells)
  9:15 – 9:30 Break
  9:30 – 10:45 Civil Law Concepts & Genealogy (Bettag)
  10:45 – 11:00 Break
  11:00 – 12:00 Review & Certificates (Spratling & Stamm)
     

Course Faculty

Event Details

Event Begins 02-Jun-2018 9:00 am
Event Ends 07-Jun-2018 12:00 pm
Registration Begins 13-Jan-2018 10:30 am
Registration Ends 06-May-2018 11:55 pm
Remaining Seats 21
Early Bird Price $560.00 (Until 10-Mar-2018)
Full Price $600.00
Location
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 S Lumpkin St Athens, GA 30602 United States
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education
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