Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society
2017 Spring Seminar
April 29, 2017
Our speaker will be Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL.
The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree. She writes, teaches and lectures on a wide variety of genealogical topics, ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. A Colorado native with roots deep in the American south on her motherís side and entirely in Germany on her fatherís side, she is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society and numerous state and regional genealogical societies. She has written for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and National Genealogical Society Magazine, among other publications. On the faculty of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research in Alabama, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical Lecturer℠.
Her blog Ė chosen as one of the American Bar Associationís top 100 in 2013, 2014 and 2015 — appears at The Legal Genealogist website.
|Meet Judy & Cyndi!|
Friday Evening, April 28th, 2016
This is your chance to meet our speaker, Judy Russell, along with Cyndi Ingle (creator of Cyndiís List). Judy will present the following topic:
Friday & Saturday, April 28 & 29, 2017
La Quinta Inn and Suites, 1425 East 27th St, Tacoma, WA. A limited number of rooms will be available at a special rate for seminar attendees. Call them at (253) 383-0146 for more information, and choose option #6.
- No Vitals? No Problem! — Building a Family through Circumstantial
When thereís no birth, marriage or death record, whatís a genealogist to do? Learn how to use circumstantial evidence to build a family. Case Study: A Family for Isabella — tracing a woman married before the 1850 census.
- When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records
The Genealogical Proof Standard says to resolve conflicts in data . . . but like so many things that sound good, itís easier said than done. What exactly are we supposed to do when we encounter conflicting evidence? What are the basic types of evidence conflicts and the methods — and tips and tricks — we can use to resolve them?
- ďDonít Forget the LadiesĒ — A Genealogistís Guide to Women and the Law
Genealogical guidebooks often repeat each other in the sources they teach us about. However, there are many other useful sources. You may already know about some of these Ė but have you actually used them? Genealogical problem solving involves the creative use of sources that many neglect to use. Resources related to occupation, religion, poor ancestors, traveling companions, and records beyond death are filled with family data.
- Beyond X and Y: The Promise and Pitfalls of Autosomal DNA Testing
Autosomal DNA testing is the new kid on the block. Learn more about this exciting addition to the toolkit of 21st century genealogists. What's in it for you, and how can you make the most of this test?
$1.00 tickets for sale at the door and during the seminar. A number of donated items will be offered as Raffle Prizes for this always popular activity.
All attendees will be eligible for Door Prizes. Must be present to win.