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Researching a Family Legend: The intersection of Legal Research and Genealogy
Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM PDT
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Researching a Family Legend: The Intersection of Legal Research and Genealogy
August 23, 2022
10 - 11 am

When a patron asked us to track down a relative who supposedly sued the government and won, we had to reach beyond traditional legal research to find the case and its history. Through this tale we will explore the intersection of legal research and history, and see some of the more advanced features of legal research tools. The name of the relative didn’t yield a case, but it lead us to news articles in the genealogy databases. Those articles gave us the keys to unlock doors into case law, a private bill in Congress, and the complete story to share with our patron. Presented by Lee Van Duzer from Washington County Law Library.Learner Outcomes:Participants will learn basic use of legal research databasesParticipants will learn some advanced techniques in legal researchParticipants will learn about federal legislative researchParticipants will understand the value of cross-disciplinary tools

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Contact: Laurin Arnold, [email protected], 541-774-6554