“Twelve Good and Lawful Men”: Jury Lists in Genealogy

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Sep 24, 2021
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Speaker's Introduction
1m 15s
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Who Could Serve
19m 03s
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Selecting a Jury
10m 47s
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Records of Jury Service
10m 44s
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Where to find records
14m 11s
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Questions / answers
11m 45s

About this webinar

One of the most common experiences of our ancestors with the courts was the requirement of jury service. Learn to understand who could and couldn’t serve, how jurors were called, and how to use jury lists in family research.

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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    Renee Delrosario
    3 years ago

    This webinar was very informative. I have not delved into court records very much in my familiar research so I learned a lot of useful information for when I do have to or would like to research using that resource.

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    Louise Sydora
    3 years ago

    Very interesting.

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    david clarke
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    Sandie Axelsen
    3 years ago

    Always love Judy’s presentations.

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    Kate Johnson
    3 years ago

    Judy’s talks are always insightful and entertaining. Now I’m motivated to investigate my ancestor’s experience when he served on a jury in Western NY in 1803 while apparently also serving as his town’s Commissioner of Highways.

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    Sue Grable
    3 years ago

    Very interesting information. Deep digging and lots of time required to get these kinds of records.

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    Clara Draganowski
    3 years ago

    Judy is a wealth of information. I enjoy her webinars


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