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Jamboree

June

01
Friday
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Sorting through Sordid Southern Divorce Records

Presenter: Debra M Dudek, MSc


The practice of divorce in the southern United States can vary by location and time period. Get an overview of divorce laws and practices from 1780s-1870s.

Level:
Beginner. Just starting to do family history., Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records., Advanced. Very experienced, including early US and foreign records.
Topic:
Digital Resources: database tools/strategies; web tools (i.e. Google); general interest, Law, Methodology: evaluating/analyzing information, Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records, Repositories: brick-and-mortar resources; courthouse; NARA, Research Strategies: site-specific search strategies
Focus:
African-American, USA-State/Region