Doing Time – Prison Records as Genealogy Resources

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Apr 8, 2022
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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The Institutions
10m 51s
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Daily Life
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Discipline
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Getting Out
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Finding the Records
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Juvenile Facilities
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
3m 10s

About this webinar

The brickwalls of a family tree are no match for prison walls. From intake photo to receipts for cash and clothes when they were released, prisoners in jails and prisons were recorded and documented, often in stunning detail. Learn what records may exist – and where – about your family’s black sheep.

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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  1. AP
    Aaron Pope
    2 months ago

    This webinar was super helpful and super informative! As a new Genealogist this really helps me to better understand about various records types that might help patrons in the future. Judy is a fantastic presenter and I look forward to listen to other presentations by her as well!

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    Valda Miller
    3 months ago

    Enjoyed the information given and the humour

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  3. JL
    Jennifer L. Marsden
    3 months ago

    Excellent session. While my family members are relatively new immigrants to the US, we have plenty of ancestral interactions with penal systems in the UK, Ireland & Australia (in the latter as both convicts & their guards!). Despite different penal systems, this session has provided me with some excellent guidance in how I pursue my research! Re feedback on the marathon overall….I’m learning so much–despite only 4 hrs of sleep! The spirit was willing/flesh was weak! Thank You!

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  4. JL
    Jennifer L. Marsden
    3 months ago

    Excellent session. While my family members are relatively new immigrants to the US, we have plenty of ancestral interactions with penal systems in the UK, Ireland & Australia (in the latter as both convicts & their guards!). Despite different penal systems, this session has provided me with some excellent guidance in how I pursue my research! Re feedback on the marathon overall….I’m learning so much–despite only 4 hrs of sleep! The spirit was willing/flesh was weak! Thank You!

    Reply
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    LINDA WORSHAM
    3 months ago

    It was a very informative and good talk!

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  6. LW
    LINDA WORSHAM
    3 months ago

    It was a very informative and good talk!

    Reply
  7. RD
    Rosalyn Dowling
    3 months ago

    Judy’s presentations are always fun, packed full of great & helpful information, as is her 6 page handout! Thank you Judy! Love the 24 hour marathon! Great sessions & presenters thus far! Thanks to Legacy & My Heritage!

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  8. RD
    Rosalyn Dowling
    3 months ago

    Judy’s presentations are always fun, packed full of great & helpful information, as is her 6 page handout! Thank you Judy! Love the 24 hour marathon! Great sessions & presenters thus far! Thanks to Legacy & My Heritage!

    Reply

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