The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Sep 14, 2016
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Speaker's Introduction
1m 24s
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Lessons from Petition
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Example Petitions
4m 52s
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The Redress of Grievances
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Federal Legislative Petitions
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The National Archives
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Finding Aids
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State Legislative Petitions
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State Findings Aids
5m 22s
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Other Finding Aids
1m 58s
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Tips for Finding Petitions
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Tips for Using Petitions
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

As colonists and as citizens of the new United States, Americans were fiercely protective of their right to petition their government. Whether the issue was forming new counties, building bridges and highways, or some matter of public concern, our ancestors made their voices heard in legislative petitions that are a treasure trove for genealogists.

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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