Judy Russell, one of the best presenters in the genealogy world, is coming to Medford OR in September. To celebrate its 50th Anniversary, the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society has arranged to have Judy travel from New Jersey to conduct a day-long seminar and to present a banquet program for the public (including non-genealogists). Early bird registration for these events closes on August 10th; regular registration closes September 10th. Don’t miss these opportunities to learn from and be entertained by one of our best genealogy educators.
Are you unconvinced? Don’t know anything about Judy Russell? Wonder what she sounds like? Or what you might learn from her? Here’s a sample video from Ancestry Academy that might help you understand all of that. Judy is being introduced prior to her presentation (which you cannot play without subscribing to Ancestry Academy). You CAN PLAY the introduction by clicking the following link, https://www.ancestry.com/academy/course/using-probates-family-history.
Still unconvinced that Judy is one of the best speakers on the genealogy circuit? Judy’s presentation, D-I-V-O-R-C-E, can be previewed on Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Here’s the link: http://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=279.
Below are some testimonials from viewers of this webinar (notice how often people mention Judy’s great sense of humor):
Excellent presentation–I enjoy Judy’s humor and wealth of resources for those of us who will now be hunting for divorce records!
Always enjoy Judy Russell. I get her page daily, she is such a good thinker. Enjoy the after party and getting personal instruction too.
Always interesting and educational with the Legal Genealogist.
Always your most interesting presenter.
Don’t ever want to miss one of Judy’s presentations–always enjoyable and informative!
Enjoyed the speaker. Makes me want to look for my ancestors’ divorce records!!! Didn’t know they may be very juicy.
Excellent entertainment and some great ideas for continuing my family discoveries!
Excellent info. She had great stories and made “dirty laundry” fun to listen to. Just wish I had some divorces to research. — lol.
Excellent information, well presented ~~ makes learning about legal subjects so entertaining and refreshing!
Excellent, excellent, excellent! “D-I-V-O-R-C-E!” was just full of very interesting avenues to explore and I loved the stories! Geoff’s after webinar was (as usual) very helpful.
Fantastic! I love attending Judy Russell’s webinars and learned a great deal from this one. Plus I won a door prize ;-)
I think Judy Russell could take any subject and make it interesting. Well organized, presented in a way easy to follow and understand, and just plain fun. I got some ideas about finding some missing ancestors in areas with poor records.
I want to quit my other life so I don’t ever have to miss a webinar. Today was fabulous, informative, fun, — what can I say more?!
Judy is such a treasure to the genealogy community. I could listen to her for hours and hours. Her enthusiasm is infectious. Her knowledge is overwhelming at times. Her ability to share all of this is unsurpassed. One of my favorite speakers.
Informative & engaging. I particularly liked the examples that came from different locations and time periods.
It is rare to get someone who is as entertaining as she is and who is as well informed and able to communicate information as well as she does.
Judy is always outstanding and I now have a better understanding of what I have in several family divorce records.
Judy is one of the top presenters with her great slides and her emphatic pronunciation of them!
Judy is so knowledgeable and entertaining–a combination that’s hard to beat!
Judy is the best. She makes law fun! What could have been a very dry and boring subject was laugh out loud funny.. thanks for hosting!
Judy not only presents great information but her presentation is entertaining ~ I never want her webinars to end!
Judy Russell is a phenomenon all by herself. Thank you so much for having her once more for this very useful practical (& humourous) webinar! Gold stars!!
Loved the examples and the detailed description of places to go look for records (or even to know if you should go looking for a record!).
My rating for today’s webinar is 10!!!!!!!!! Judy is absolutely fabulous! Such a great storyteller! I wonder if she was wearing her pink jacket during the webinar. Thanks so much.
One of the best webinars ever! Please have her back again and again and again…..
So much info! It’s my first webinar and was astonished at how quickly the time elapsed. Very entertaining and thought provoking!
Thanks Judy and Geoff. Once again a great afternoon of genealogy. Lots of things I didn’t know (as usual) and places to look that I probably never found on my own. so, also as usual, I can look forward to a rerun of this tonight.
Thoroughly enjoyable as well as educational. Between Judy Russell’s excellent exposition of the legal evolution of divorce and therefore where to find the information and Geoff’s after party that answered a long standing question of how to properly capture all the information on the divorce, I learned a lot today.
Thoroughly enjoyed the presentation… and I learned that there are many other resources that I have not touched in researching my family’s many divorces. Thank you!!
Here’s a dry and dusty description of Judy Russell that lists her credentials. Don’t be fooled. She’s really fun to listen to and learn from.
Presenter: Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
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 in political science and journalism from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and a law degree from Rutgers School of Law-Newark, and holds Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer credentials from the Board for Certification of Genealogists where she serves as a member of the Board of Trustees. She has worked as a newspaper reporter, trade association writer, legal investigator, defense attorney, federal prosecutor, law editor and, until recently Judy was an adjunct member of the faculty at Rutgers Law School. Judy is a Colorado native with roots deep in the American south on her mother’s side and entirely in Germany on her father’s side. Visit her website at http://www.legalgenealogist.com.
HOW CAN YOU ATTEND?
The SEMINAR is scheduled for Sept. 27 8:30 AM -4:00 PM at INN at the COMMONS 200 N. Riverside Ave., Medford, OR 97504
Onsite check-in begins at 8:30 AM. The seminar begins at 9:15 AM.
Judy Russell will present four lectures:
- “Don’t Forget the Ladies — A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law”
- “Beyond X and Y — The Promise and Pitfalls of Autosomal DNA Testing”
NOON BUFFET LUNCH
- “No Person Shall … Gallop Horses In the Streets — Using Court Records to Tell the Story of Our Ancestors’ Lives”
- “Dowered or Bound Out — Records of Widows and Orphans”
To register for the seminar, click the following link: http://www.rvgsociety.org/pdf/SeminarRegistration.pdf. Print and fill out the form and mail it to us.
The BANQUET is scheduled for Sept. 26th at 6 PM-9 PM at INN at the COMMONS 200 N. Riverside Ave., Medford, OR 97504
A no-host beer & wine bar service begins at 6 PM. The dinner is at 7 PM. Check in at the registration desk. Select your seat and enjoy the social time, meal, and our Guest Speaker, Judy Russell. Judy is known in the genealogy world and on her blog as THE LEGAL GENEALOGIST.
Banquet topic is: “Blackguards and Black Sheep—The Lighter Side of the Law.”
Judy says, “No, actually, our ancestors didn’t behave any better back then than we do today, and the records they left behind documenting their missteps and misdeeds are among the priceless gems of genealogy.” To be enjoyed by genealogists and non-genealogists alike. Prepare for a fun evening.
To register for the banquet, click the following link, http://www.rvgsociety.org/pdf/BanquetRegistration.pdf. Print and fill out the form and mail it to us.
Please note: All registrations for the Banquet and Seminar will closed by Sept. 10, 2016. Save $10 on each event by mailing you registration by August 10 at the latest.