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Live Webinar with Judy Russell, Sep 2023

September 6, 2023 7:00 pm 8:00 pm EDT

New Live Webinar

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present:

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG®, CGLSM

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“Legal Lingo in the Tarheel State: Using Black’s Law Dictionary”

A LIVE Webinar, September 6, 2023 at 7:00 pm ET.

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The handout for this presentation will be posted on the NCGS website at least one week prior to the webinar. On the top menu, under Education & Events select Webinars to go to the main webinars page. Click on the button for “Current Live Webinar Handout”. All handouts may also be accessed by scrolling down and click on “Explore the Webinar Library”. That page has a link to “Member Webinar Handouts” (which is arranged in alphabetical order) in the leading paragraph.

About the Webinar:

The language of North Carolina law is part Greek, part French, part Latin, even part Saxon – and all confusing. Every family’s records are chock full of legal lingo that can appear utterly baffling even to an experienced genealogist. But understanding the legal lingo in the records is a critical part of understanding the records themselves — and we figure out what we need to know using resources like Black’s Law Dictionary.

About the Speaker:

Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist®, is a genealogist with a law degree. She writes, teaches and lectures on a wide variety of genealogical topics, providing expert guidance through the murky territory where law and family history intersect. A Colorado native with roots deep in the American south on her mother’s side and entirely in Germany on her father’s side, she holds a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and a law degree from Rutgers School of Law-Newark. Before she retired, she worked as a newspaper reporter, trade association writer, legal investigator, defense attorney, federal prosecutor, law editor and, for more than 20 years, as an adjunct member of the faculty at Rutgers Law School.
She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society and numerous state and regional genealogical societies. A recipient of the Silver Tray Award from the Utah Genealogical Association and the 2017 Award of Excellence from the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, she now serves as a member of the NGSQ editorial board.
An internationally-known lecturer and course coordinator and faculty member at numerous genealogical institutes, she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical Lecturer℠ from the Board for Certification of Genealogists®. Her award-winning blog appears at The Legal Genealogist® website (https://www.legalgenealogist.com).

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Downloadable/printable pdf Flyer for this webinar:

Legal Lingo Flyer

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