AmericaGen Study Group

The AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 22 “Court Records and Family History” in Val Greenwood’s The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company.)

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Note: All panelists were invited ro read the chapter and then write about how that chapter relates to their personal research habits.

AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 22 “Court Records and Family History” COMBINED homework



00:38:22 Lisa Gorrell: Good morning, everyone!
00:39:47 Launa Droescher: can finally see you all great day
00:42:00 Marceline Beem: Some states in the south required legislative approval for divorce well into the 1800s
00:48:32 Cousin Russ:

00:52:10 Cousin Russ:

00:57:01 Cousin Russ: Info about the GPS Genealogical Proof Standards

00:57:47 Cousin Russ: Judy G Russell’s THE LEGAL GENEALOGIST BLOG
00:58:09 June Butka: I will be serving on a Petit Court Jury Duty in May.
00:59:20 Sheryl Whisenhunt: June, I get Superior Court Jury Duty in May also.
00:59:47 June Butka: Massachusetts doesn’t have a Common Law Marriage, presently.
01:01:05 Lisa Gorrell: Common law marriages are different.
01:06:36 Launa Droescher: That must be where I need to go to find my Great Uncle Tillotson

01:09:31 Cousin Russ:
01:12:31 Valerie Lisk: Missouri has free searching and printing

01:15:46 Valerie Lisk: You’re welcome. I’m the other Valerie. I miss Valerie also, but it’s less confusing.
01:15:58 Doris Haskell: Are North Carolina adoption records still closed? Asking about a birth in 1959.
01:20:29 Doris Haskell: Holding a person
01:20:30 Danine Cozzens: You have the body
01:20:57 Valerie Lisk: So the Apprenticeship Master is not necessarily the father? [Usually it is not the father who is the master.]
01:21:07 June Butka:
01:21:30 Doris Haskell: I saw a reference to a name change in a land and property transaction.
01:21:46 June Butka: s a recourse in law through which a person can report an unlawful detention or imprisonment to a court and request that the court order the custodian of the person, usually a prison official, to bring the prisoner to court, to determine whether the detention is lawful.[2]
01:22:12 Danine Cozzens: Clergy could have women committed up into the 1960s.
01:23:24 Melinda Culpon: Habeas corpus – name given to a variety of writs having for their object to bring a party before a court or judge – Used alone they are understood to mean habeas corpus ad subjiciendum
01:23:33 Valerie Lisk: Thanks!
01:23:52 June Butka: I found sometimes a relative was who the Apprentice to.
01:24:10 cyndy Bray: Question for Sheri. Do you know where I might find records of the Stockton State Hospital? Or are they even accessible?
01:25:12 Cary Bright: Cyndy Bray I found my Washington State hospital had some death books at the State Library
01:27:13 cyndy Bray: Thank you
01:27:29 Sheryl Whisenhunt: Very good job! Thank you!
01:27:35 Melinda Culpon: Habeas Corpus ad Subjiciendum – a writ directed to the person detaining another and commanding him to produce the body of the prisoner, (or person detained,) with the day and cause of his caption and detention, ad faciendum, subjiciendum et recipiendum, to do submit to and receive whatsoever the jude or four awarding the writ shall consider in behalf.

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