GRIP July 2015 Update: Law School for Genealogists

Every wonder how old someone had to be to marry in a certain time and place? Why was the mother not appointed the guardian for the children? These have to do with the laws in place that governed our ancestors lives. Laws changed over the years and were different from place to place. Understanding them will help us understand our ancestors motives and abilities to do certain things.

Who better to learn from than The Legal Genealogist herself, Judy G. Russell, J.D., CG, CGL, and Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL? This dynamic duo will share their knowledge of locating and using federal and state laws and how to apply them to your genealogical brick walls. Marian Smith, well-respected expert on federal records, leads the Historical Research Branch at US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security, and will share her knowledge on immigration and naturalization. Check out the entire course schedule of eighteen lectures!

Registration for this, or any of the other five courses offered July 19-24 begins on Wednesday, February 18 at noon eastern. (See other posts about the Pennsylvania Research course, Practical Genetic Genealogy, Intermediate Genealogy, and Refresh, Rebuild, and Recharge Your Genealogy Career.)

With RootsTech 2015 just finishing, the interest is high in learning more about our ancestors’ lives. The overall theme this year, as it was last year, is telling the stories. Judy Russell was a keynote speaker for RootsTech 2014 and you can still hear her wonderful lecture about how it only takes three generations for the family history to be lost. Check out her 25-minute inspirational speech beginning at minute 5:00 here.

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