The language of the law might as well be a foreign language. It's part Latin, part Greek, and all confusing. But we have to understand it to understand that will or that deed. Learn what help is available to figure out just what they meant by that confusing legal lingo.
About our Speaker
Judy G. Russell, JD, CGSM , CGLSM , is a lecturer, educator and writer – a genealogist with a law degree. She has attended the National Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR) at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and completed Elizabeth Shown Mills’ course in Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis and Thomas W. Jones’ course in Writing and Publishing for Genealogists at the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University. Russell now serves on the faculty at IGHR, at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), and at Boston University’s Center for Professional Education.
In addition to her blog, The Legal Genealogist, Russell has written for both the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (see Judy G. Russell, “`Don’t Stop There!’ Connecting Josias Baker to His Burke County, North Carolina, Parents,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly, March 2011, 25-41) and the National Genealogical Society Magazine (see Judy G. Russell, “Autosomal DNA testing,” National Genealogical Society Magazine, October-December 2011, 38-43, and “Fifty years of credentialing,” National Genealogical Society Magazine, January-March 2014, 15-19).
Russell 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. She lectures on a wide variety of genealogical topics, ranging from using court records in our family history to understanding DNA testing.