Deemed a Runaway – The Black Laws of the North

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Jun 7, 2019
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Slavery Timeline
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Slavery North and South
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Northern Black Laws
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Slave Registration
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Fugitive Slave Laws
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Research Checklist
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About this webinar

Slavery's force was felt far north of the Mason-Dixon Line, and the Black Laws of northern states created valuable records for tracing African-American families. Learn how understanding this law and its records can be uniquely rewarding for descendants of slaves and slaveowners alike, and of those who were their neighbors and friends. 

About the speaker

About the speaker

A genealogist with a law degree, Judy G. Russell is a lecturer, educator and writer who enjoys helping others understand a wide variety of genealogical issues, including the interplay between genealogy and the law. She has a bachelor’s degre
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