Staying Out Of Trouble – The Rights and Responsibilities of Today’s Genealogists Handout for 05 February 2022 meeting with Judy Russell. As genealogists and researchers, we have to understand today’s laws as much as we do yesterday’s. Modern law impacts our rights as researchers—rights of access to vital records, to information, and to places where information can be found. And it impacts our responsibilities, particularly the need to respect another’s copyright. This product can only be purchased by members. To purchase this product, sign up by purchasing Annual Membership or Annual Family Membership.