TNGS Fall Seminar
A Day With JUDY RUSSELL
OCT 24, 2020
A genealogist with a law degree, The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL , is a lecturer, educator and writer.
Judy Russell will be live for our all-day seminar on Oct 24, 2020.
Judy will present four programs (see below for specific details) at the seminar. The program will be recorded and will be available for registrants to re watch for 30 days after the event.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE : 1 day prior
9:00 am-WELCOME-CARLA MAITLAND & DOOR PRIZE
9:15 am-SESSION 1-SEPARATE BUT UNEQUAL: SLAVE LAWS & THEIR RECORDS-Whether north or south of the Mason-Dixon line, laws governed enslaved Americans, free people of color and slave-owners alike, creating a treasure trove of records for today's genealogists.
10:30-10:45 BREAK & DOOR-PRIZE
10:45 am-SESSION 2-THE FAIR COURT-RECORDS OF CHANCERY COURTS-Only one court has ever had doing what's fair as part of its official mission: the chancery court. With different names in different states(and countries), it was often the go-to court for cases of great genealogical value, including divorces, guardianships, real property partition and more.
12:15 LUNCH BREAK & DOOR-PRIZE
1:00 SESSION 3-ADVERTISING THE LAW: THE GEMS IN THE LEGAL NOTICES-So many statutes required notice that someone wanted something done, and the legal notices in newspapers can be priceless sources of genealogical clues. [New: debuts RootsTech February 2020]
2:15-2:30 BREAK & DOOR-PRIZE
2:30 SESSION 4-MAKING A FEDERAL CASE OUT OF IT-Even genealogists who have a good background in court records often overlook the wealth of detail available in the records of the federal courts: the District Court and the Circuit Court (now the Circuit Court of Appeals). From bankruptcies to copyrights to patent to cases in admiralty jurisdiction and more, federal court records merit a close look.
4:00 FINAL COMMENTS AND GRAND DOOR-PRIZE
Full refund if request is received on or before 10 am Oct 23, 2020