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Pratt Annual Genealogy Lecture: Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist

As genealogists and researchers, we must understand today's laws as much as yesterday's. Historical law defines the records we may find as researchers, and modern law impacts our rights as researchers—rights of access to vital records, to information, and to places where information can be found. Judy G. Russell, the Legal Genealogist, will present four lectures on the intersection of family history research and the law.

Russell is a genealogist with a law degree who writes and lectures on topics ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. On the faculty of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, 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 award-winning blog is at

Please call 410-396-5468, or email, to register.

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 10:00am to 4:30pm

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3601 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21224

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Adults, Seniors

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Emily Levine, Manager of Adult Services

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