Genealogy and the Law in Canada - Dundurn

Genealogy and the Law in Canada

Published March 2010


Digital records and broad access to the Internet have made it easier for genealogists to gather relevant information from distant sources and to share the information they have gathered. The law, however, remains tied to particular geographic locations. This book discusses how specific laws – access to information, personal data protection, libel, copyright, and regulation of cemeteries – apply to anyone involved in genealogical research in Canada.



Dr. Margaret Ann Wilkinson

Dr. Margaret Ann Wilkinson is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario. Her doctoral dissertation on personal data protection law won an award from the American Society for Information Science. Dr. Wilkinson has researched, taught, written, and spoken widely in the areas of intellectual property, information law, and the professions. She lives in London, Ontario.

Book Details

March 2010
8.5x5.5 in
128 pp
March 2010
128 pp