Willard Library' Presents Judy Russell

  • 20 Aug 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM
  • Willard Library, 21 First Avenue, Evansville, IN 47710

Willard Library Presents Judy Russell

  Saturday, August 20, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
 Willard Library
 Browning Gallery
 21 First Ave
 Evansville, IN 47710


The Seanachie: Linking Life through Storytelling  

Aug 20, 2016 (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)

As genealogists, letting ourselves ramble through the statute books and other legal records can help us tell the stories of our families with rich detail that won't be forgotten. 

Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows and Orphans 

Aug 20, 2016 (10:45 AM - 11:45 AM)

Widows and orphans have always had a special place in the law. But it’s not always the place that 21st century researchers might expect. An orphan in the early days wasn’t a child whose parents had died, but rather a child whose father had died. The law didn’t care much about the mother. She was just the widow, entitled to her dower rights and
generally not much more. Learn more of the way the law treated widows and orphans, and what the records may tell us about them.

Rogues, Rascals, and Rapscallions: The Family Black Sheep 

Aug 20, 2016 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

Playing detective in court records can unmask those black sheep every family has – and it’s fun! Learn to understand the criminal process in both federal and state courts and
how to find the records to put meat on the bones of the skeletons in your family’s closet.

Facts, Photos, and Fair Use: Copyright Law for Genealogists 

Aug 20, 2016 (2:15 PM - 3:15 PM)

Understanding what is and isn't copyrighted and what genealogists can and can't use is the key to staying out of trouble and to protecting our own work. Learn about what
copyright is, and what it isn’t.

Each class is worth one general LEU!

All events are free and open to the public. Reservations are requested, not required. Come to one class or stay for them all!

Judy Russell is a genealogist with a law degree and serves the purpose to help folks understand the often arcane and even impenetrable legal concepts and terminology that are so very important to those of us studying family history. She has spent the last decade learning her trade as a genealogist and holds credentials as a Certified Genealogists and Certified Genealogical Lecturer from the Board for Certification of Genealogists where she currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees. She is a member of the national Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the state genealogical societies of New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia, Texas, and Illinois.

Event Location:

 Willard Library
 Browning Gallery
 21 First Ave
 Evansville, IN 47710


Four sessions in one day:    

812-425-4309 or willard@willard.lib.in.us

This course is FREE -open to the public.

For more information and registration - 
click HERE.
Reservations are requested, not required.


"Preserving The Past, Serving The Present, Promoting The Future"

Wabash Valley Genealogy Society 

Based in Vigo County, Terre Haute, Indiana. Serving Clark, Crawford and Edgar Counties in Illinois.

Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo in Indiana


P.O. Box 7012

Terre Haute, Indiana 47802-7012


Society Email Address: wvgs@inwvgs.org

President: James Kane      Email: jjpkane@frontier.com

For other WVGS officers and their contact information click on "Contact" above left.

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