Benjamin B Spratling III, JD


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Spratling, Ben


Ben Spratling is President of the National Genealogical Society and has served on its Board of Directors since 2012. He is a coordinator and lecturer at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) where he has been a member of the faculty since 1992.  He is the author of the “Court and Legal Records” chapter of Printed Sources: A Guide to Published Genealogical Records.

Ben is a member of the Birmingham, Alabama law firm, Haskell Slaughter & Spratling, LLC.  He received his law degree (J.D.) from Vanderbilt University Law School, a master’s degree (LL.M, Taxation) from the University of Alabama School of Law, and his undergraduate degree (B.S.) from Auburn University.  For the past 20 years, Ben has received the highest “Peer Review Rating” (AV Preeminent) from MARTINDALE-HUBBELL national attorney rating service, and he has been listed in each annual edition of THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, 2010 – 2020.

2021 Courses

  • Course One — Methods & Sources
  • Course Ten — Genealogy as a Profession