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When time is short

The Legal Genealogist loves institute season. Teaching at genealogical institutes is rewarding and challenging and exhilarating… and exhausting.

And as we ramp up in this institute season, it leaves much less time for other things like writing blog posts.

So… snippets.

As time permits.

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Things like a bunch of opportunities to learn more:

• There are a handful of seats left in a handful of courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, virtual again this year from 25-30 July. Registration closes at 11:55 p.m. ET (Eastern Time) on Saturday, 3 July. Head over to the IGHR 2021 courses and registration page and check it out — you may find that a course you might be interested in is available. (Nope, not mine, sorry, that one’s sold out.)

• Registration is now open for the two-day virtual 61st Anniversary Conference of the New Mexico Genealogical Society, scheduled for 27-28 August. Anybody with ancestors who ever touched the American southwest will want this one, with presentations ranging from Nombrando Manitos Memorias: Naming and Storytelling, Places and People, presented by Estevan Rael-Gálvez, to Migration In and Out of New Mexico, presented by Henrietta M. Christmas to my own Laws of the Indies: Spanish Colonial Laws and the Records They Produced.

• Registration is now open for the New York State Family History Conference @ Home program, a virtual conference with 21 sessions (livestream, on-demand, and Q&A) running September 1 to October 18. The Live sessions will be Saturday, September 25, and repeated again on Sunday, September 26. Goodies in the Live sessions range from Jane Wilcox’s 10 Essentials for New York Research to my own Courting the Empire State: New York’s Early Court Records, and the on-demand sessions include everything from Italian genealogy to African American families to colonial New York research.

• Registration is now open for the Virginia Genealogical Society’s fall virtual conference, slated for 15-16 October. With eight speakers (including yours truly, presenting A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law), it’s a great program. C’mon out and join us.

• Everybody who missed the fun earlier this year can now catch up with the 2021 NGS Family History Conference on-demand packages. All packages include the sessions that were part of NGS Live (including my own Wilde Beasts, Sabbath Breakers and Incorrigible Rogues: Early Virginia Laws and a whole bunch of sponsored goodies like. Then you can add in 20 or 40 on-demand presentations, including (yep… me again…) May I Please Have Your Permission? Using the Work of Others, To protect people who provide DNA samples: The Ethics of DNA Testing, and The Common Law: From Mr. Justice Blackstone to Mr. Justice Tucker.

Now… back to working on institute course Powerpoints.

More snippets to come.

Cite/link to this post: Judy G. Russell, “Snippets 2021 v.1,” The Legal Genealogist ( : posted 1 July 2021).

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