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On the Margins: Genealogy, The Law and Women, Children and Minorities

$40.00
Many of our ancestors are difficult to research because they are marginalized in society. Join lecturer, educator, and writer Judy G. Russell for this interactive workshop that will help you find records to open up these stories.

Date: Saturday, Apr. 16, 2022

Time: 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.

Registration Deadline: 12:00p.m., Apr. 14.

The day before the webinar, a Zoom link will be emailed to the email address used at checkout. Groups or friends, please register individually.

Not refundable. Find full details, below.

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Details

  • Date: Saturday, Apr. 16, 2022
  • Time: 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. CDT
  • Location: Webinar (details below)
  • Registration deadline: Thursday, Apr. 14, 2022, 12:00pm
  • A recording of the webinar will be available to registrants for 30 days following the event.
  • All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.

Overview

This webinar includes four one-hour lectures and 15-minute question and answer session. Two 15-minute breaks and a 30-minute lunch break are included.

Topics covered

  • Don't Forget the Ladies: A Genealogist's Guide to Women and the Law
    In early America, women were all too often the people who just weren't there: not in the records, not in the censuses, not on juries, not in the voting booth. The common law relegated women to "protected" second-class status. Understanding how they were treated under the law provides clues to finding their identities today.
  • Breaker Boys and Spinner Girls: Child Labor Laws and their Records
    Understanding the labor laws lets us trace the lives and the records of the lives of child laborers in mills, mines, farms, and more.
  • Deemed a Runaway: Black Laws of the North
    Slavery's force was felt far north of the Mason-Dixon Line, and the Black Laws of northern states created valuable records for tracing African American families. Learn how understanding this law and its records can be uniquely rewarding for descendants of the enslaved and the enslavers alike, and of those who were their neighbors and friends.
  • To the Honorable, General Assembly
    As colonists and as citizens of the new United States, Americans—including those on the margins—were fiercely protective of their right to petition their government. Whether the issue was names and status of children, votes for women, freedom for the enslaved, land rights of Native Americans, or other matters of public concern, our ancestors made their voices heard in legislative petitions that are a treasure trove for genealogists.

About the presenter

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, has a law degree, is a lecturer, educator and writer. Her website is https://www.legalgenealogist.com/.

Know before you go

  • An email link to the webinar will be sent after registration closes. If you do not see the email, please check your spam or junk mail folder.
  • A computer with internet access is required to participate. If you do not have internet access, you may be able to call in for audio-only access.
  • A recording of the webinar will be available to registrants for 30 days following the event.
  • Buying multiple tickets? Each registrant is advised to check out individually to ensure that the webinar link will be emailed to the customer name entered at checkout.

Discounts

Discount codes must be applied during checkout. They cannot be applied after checking out.

  • Society members: Enter your WHS member number in the discount field at checkout.
  • WSGS members: Use the discount code WSGS at checkout.

Contact

Register today!

Details

  • Date: Saturday, Apr. 16, 2022
  • Time: 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. CDT
  • Location: Webinar (details below)
  • Registration deadline: Thursday, Apr. 14, 2022, 12:00pm
  • A recording of the webinar will be available to registrants for 30 days following the event.
  • All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.

Overview

This webinar includes four one-hour lectures and 15-minute question and answer session. Two 15-minute breaks and a 30-minute lunch break are included.

Topics covered

  • Don't Forget the Ladies: A Genealogist's Guide to Women and the Law
    In early America, women were all too often the people who just weren't there: not in the records, not in the censuses, not on juries, not in the voting booth. The common law relegated women to "protected" second-class status. Understanding how they were treated under the law provides clues to finding their identities today.
  • Breaker Boys and Spinner Girls: Child Labor Laws and their Records
    Understanding the labor laws lets us trace the lives and the records of the lives of child laborers in mills, mines, farms, and more.
  • Deemed a Runaway: Black Laws of the North
    Slavery's force was felt far north of the Mason-Dixon Line, and the Black Laws of northern states created valuable records for tracing African American families. Learn how understanding this law and its records can be uniquely rewarding for descendants of the enslaved and the enslavers alike, and of those who were their neighbors and friends.
  • To the Honorable, General Assembly
    As colonists and as citizens of the new United States, Americans—including those on the margins—were fiercely protective of their right to petition their government. Whether the issue was names and status of children, votes for women, freedom for the enslaved, land rights of Native Americans, or other matters of public concern, our ancestors made their voices heard in legislative petitions that are a treasure trove for genealogists.

About the presenter

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, has a law degree, is a lecturer, educator and writer. Her website is https://www.legalgenealogist.com/.

Know before you go

  • An email link to the webinar will be sent after registration closes. If you do not see the email, please check your spam or junk mail folder.
  • A computer with internet access is required to participate. If you do not have internet access, you may be able to call in for audio-only access.
  • A recording of the webinar will be available to registrants for 30 days following the event.
  • Buying multiple tickets? Each registrant is advised to check out individually to ensure that the webinar link will be emailed to the customer name entered at checkout.

Discounts

Discount codes must be applied during checkout. They cannot be applied after checking out.

  • Society members: Enter your WHS member number in the discount field at checkout.
  • WSGS members: Use the discount code WSGS at checkout.

Contact

Register today!

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