The Dallas Genealogical Society is excited to announce that genealogist and legal educator Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist, will be the featured speaker at our Fall Lecture to be held September 27, 2014 at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas, TX.
Genealogy and the Law: From the Past to the Future, includes 4 presentations: “From Blackstone to the Statutes at Large – How Knowing the Law Makes Us Better Genealogists”; “Don’t Forget the Ladies – A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law”; “Through the Golden Door: Immigration After the Civil War”, and “The Ethical Genealogist”.
Judy Russell, a genealogist with a law degree, wants to help researchers understand the often arcane and even impenetrable legal concepts and terminology that are so important to those studying family history. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a political science minor from George Washington University and a law degree from Rutgers School of Law. She has worked as a newspaper reporter, trade association writer, legal investigator, defense attorney, federal prosecutor, law editor and, for more than 20 years, has been an adjunct member of the faculty at Rutgers Law School. She holds credentials as a Certified GenealogistSM and Certified Genealogical LecturerSM from the Board for Certification of Genealogists® where she currently serve as a member of the Board of Trustees. Judy is a member of the National Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and, among others, the state genealogical societies of New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia, Texas and Illinois. Several of her articles have been published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and the National Genealogical Society Magazine. To learn more about Judy Russell, visit her website, The Legal Genealogist.
Details about the upcoming Lecture can be found on the Dallas Genealogical Society’s website.
About Dallas Genealogical Society
Founded in 1954, the Dallas Genealogical Society (DGS) is the oldest continuously functioning society of its kind in Texas. The mission of this Society is to educate by creating, fostering, and maintaining interest in genealogy; to assist and support the genealogy section of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas, Texas; and to collect, preserve, copy, and index information relating to the Dallas area and its early history. The Dallas Public Library has been rated as one of the Top 10 libraries for genealogy research in the U.S. by Family Tree Magazine.