Tracing your roots with the ‘Legal Genealogist’

  • Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016
  • Time: 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM
Delaware Public Archives
121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North
Dover, DE
  • Price: Free
  • Phone: (302) 744-5047

10:30 AM: "'Don't Forget the Ladies” – A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law In early America, women were all too often the people who just weren’t there: not in the records, not in the censuses, not on juries, not in the voting booth. The common law relegated women to “protected” – second-class – status and understanding how they were treated under the law provides clues to finding their identities today. 1:30 PM: “Rogues, Rascals and Rapscallions"Rogues, Rascals and Rapscallions Playing detective in court records can unmask those unsavory individuals that every family has. Learn to understand the criminal process in both federal and state courts and how to find the records to put meat on the bones of the skeletons in your family’s closet. These programs are free to the public and no reservations are required unless otherwise noted. The Delaware Public Archives is located at 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North in Dover, Delaware. For more information contact Tom Summers (302) 744-5047 or e-mail .