Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mark your calendars - Green Valley Genealogical Society announces Judy Russell as their seminar speaker Feb 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015   9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Green Valley Genealogical Society, Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley.
SEMINAR: "GENEALOGY and THE LAW" by Judy Russell, Certified Genealogical Lecturer

TOPICS: That First Trip to the Courthouse: Not everything is available online.  How to prepare, what to expect, what to ask for, and how to be sure you'll be welcomed back are explored in this lecture.
Don't Forget the Ladies – A Genealogist's Guide to Women and the Law: In early America, women were relegated to “protected” – second-class – status.  Understanding how they were treated under the law provides clues to finding their identities today.
From Blackstone to the Statutes at Large – How Knowing the Law Makes Us Better Genealogists: To understand why our ancestors did what they did, we need to understand the law that governed their lives in so many ways.
Beyond X and Y -- The Promise and Pitfalls of Autosomal DNA Testing: Learn more about this exciting addition to the toolkit of 21st century genealogists.

Judy Russell is a genealogist with a law degree. She is a Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer who lectures on a wide variety of genealogical topics, ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing.  Judy currently serves as a Trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and she is a member of the National Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and several state genealogical societies. She has also written extensively for several national publications.

The seminar fee is $35 for members, $40 for non-members.  Registration is required, byFebruary 7. More information and a registration form will soon be posted on our website (www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azgvgs/, or just Google "azgvgs"). Questions may be directed to Linda Hanson at (520)396-3701 (e-mail: hanson_24013@)msn.com).

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