How Knowing the Law Makes Us Better Genealogists

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Jun 26, 2013
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Welcome
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Poll questions
1m 52s
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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To Understand The Records
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Genealogical Proof
3m 16s
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Why Does It Matter?
8m 46s
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Common Law
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Civil Law
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Statutory Law
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Church/Canon Law
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Why We Don't Use Legal Records
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What Does the Record Mean?
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Where Is The Law?
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Do As I Say...
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State Laws
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Conclusion
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Announcements/prizes
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Questions/answers
12m 52s

About this webinar

To understand our ancestors' lives – why they did what they did, we need to understand the law that governed their lives in so many ways. Knowing the law our ancestors lived by helps us make sense of the records they left and find clues to more and different records.

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 degree
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