History in the Law Library: Using Legal Materials to Explore the Past and Find Lawyers, Felons and Other Scoundrels in Your Family Tree

3 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2007 Last revised: 5 Aug 2008

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Kurt X. Metzmeier

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Abstract

The standard law books and databases typically employed in legal research record the foibles and follies of humankind. This article discusses how these resources can be used to research local and family history.

Keywords: legal research, history

Suggested Citation

Metzmeier, Kurt X., History in the Law Library: Using Legal Materials to Explore the Past and Find Lawyers, Felons and Other Scoundrels in Your Family Tree. Louisville Bar Briefs, Vol. 6, No. 4, April 2006; University of Louisville School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 2008-33. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=965031

Kurt X. Metzmeier (Contact Author)

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )

Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States

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