Occasional Webinar Series Recordings

The following recordings of the Virtual Institute’s webinars, presented as part of our Occasional Webinar Series, are available for purchase at the cost of $19.99. This includes the video recording of the webinar and all supplementary syllabus material.


“Finding and Using Online Legal Resources” with Michael Hait, CG, CGL

Presented live from the 2016 Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)

Every aspect of our ancestors’ lives—and most of the records we use to discover their lives—were either directly affected or indirectly influenced by the laws in effect at the time. This presentation will show how to locate historical laws online to learn more about the world in which our ancestors lived and better understand the records we use.

Michael Hait, CG, CGL, is a full-time professional genealogical researcher, writer, and lecturer. He has written case studies for several genealogical journals including the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, and the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. In 2012 Michael won 1st prize in the National Genealogical Society Family History Writing Competition for his article “In the Shadow of Rebellions,” exploring descendants of an enslaved woman living in 19th-century Maryland. He also authored the National Genealogical Society course “American Genealogical Studies: Guide to Documentation and Source Citation.” Michael currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (2016–19), and formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists (2012–13).

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