The Legal Genealogist is so looking forward to getting out and about more this spring… and there are lots of things coming up both online and in person.
And, as before, I want to invite you to come along, to the extent possible, on the trip.
Here’s an overview of what’s coming up in April, and we’ll go ahead and take a peek at May.. and even a wee bit of June.
• Tuesday, 4 April, 7 p.m. EDT: The Morris Area (NJ) Genealogy Society (MAGS) is hosting the virtual presentation “Don’t Forget the Ladies” – A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law. For more information, see the meeting schedule page.
• Thursday, 13 April, and Friday, 14 April: Legacy Family Tree Webinars is hosting its 4th annual 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon and my own new presentation, When Enough is Enough, will be one of the events at 9:00 a.m. EDT on Friday the 14th. To register and for more information, see the webinar page.
• Saturday, 15 April, starting at 8:30 a.m. PDT: The Olympia (WA) Genealogical Society is holding its all-virtual 2023 Spring Seminar at which I’ll be presenting four lectures: Where There Is – or Isn’t – a Will (9:00 a.m. PDT); Property Rights and Wrongs – African-Americans at the Courthouse (10:15 a.m. PDT); Linking the Generations with Court and Land Records (12 noon PDT); and “Don’t Forget the Ladies” – A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law (1:15 p.m. PDT). For more information and to register, see the event page.
• Saturday, 22 April, starting at 10:00 a.m. CDT: The Dallas Genealogical Society is holding its hybrid in-person/virtual 2023 Spring Seminar at the J. Eric Johnson Central Library. I’ll be there in person, presenting four lectures during the day: in the morning, Finding the Law and Making a Federal Case Out of It; and in the afternoon, From 1619 to Juneteenth – Slavery and the Law Before the Civil War and Dower and Dowry: Women, Property, & Legal Records. For more information and to register, see the event page.
• Saturday, 29 April, starting at 9:45 a.m. MDT: The Colorado Genealogical Society is holding its hybrid in-person/virtual seminar at the Englewood Civic Center, Hampden Hall. I’ll be in-person, presenting four lectures during the day: in the morning, Revelers, Hogkillers and Disobedient Children: Early State Laws and Advertising the Law: The Gems in the Legal Notices; and in the afternoon, “An Act for the Relief of Gregory Thomas and Others” – The Private Laws of the Federal and State Governments and Margaret’s Mother: Using DNA to Solve a Mystery. For more information and to register, see the event page.
• Thursday, 4 May, 10:30 a.m. CDT: The Sweetgrass (Texas) Genealogy Club is hosting the virtual presentation Informed Consent: DNA’s Essential Ethical Underpinning. Open to members and Sweetgrass residents only; more info on the club’s private Facebook page.
• Saturday, 6 May, starting at 9:45 a.m. MDT: The St. Louis Genealogical Society is holding its hybrid in-person/virtual Family History Conference 2023 at the Maryland Heights Community Center. I’ll be one of five speakers (it’s a great line-up!!) and I’ll be in-person, presenting four lectures during the day: in the morning, Through the Golden Door: Immigration After the Civil War and Advertising the Law: The Gems in the Legal Notices; and in the afternoon, Of Delinquents and Common Scolds: Women, Children, and Criminal Justice and After the Courthouse Burns: Rekindling Family History Through DNA. For more information and to register, see the event page.
• Saturday, 13 May, 4 p.m. EDT: The American-Canadian Genealogical Society is hosting the virtual presentation No Vitals? No Problem! Building a Family Through Circumstantial Evidence as part of its 50th anniversary year-long webinar series. For more information and to register, see this event page.
• Tuesday, 16 May, 8 p.m. EDT: The Board for Certification of Genealogists, in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree Webinars, is hosting the webinar presentation of What’s in a Name: Name Changes and the Law. To register and for more information, see the webinar page.
• Thursday, 18 May, 7 p.m. EDT: I have the privilege of presenting the Keeping It Legal element of a multi-week workshop on Essential Business Skills for Genealogists, offered by the Family History Academy. It’s too late for this course, but… there are others.
• Saturday, 20 May, 1 p.m. EDT: The Lycoming County (PA) Genealogical Society is hosting the virtual presentation Using Google Books to Find the Law. For more information, keep an eye on the upcoming events page.
• Wednesday, 24 May, 7:30 p.m. EDT: The Montgomery County (MD) Genealogical Society is hosting the virtual presentation DNA and the Golden Rule: The Law and Ethics of Genetic Genealogy. For more information and to register, see the event page.
And last, but hardly least:
• Wednesday, 31 May, through Saturday, 3 June: The National Genealogical Society with the aid of the local host, the Virginia Genealogical Society, will throw one of the big genealogy parties of the year when the 2023 Family History Conference explores The Deep Roots of a Nation in Richmond, Virginia. I’ll be there, presenting The Road to Freedom in the Mid-Atlantic (June 1 at 4:00 p.m. EDT); The Road to Decision: Family History in Virginia’s Federal Court Records (June 2 at 2:30 p.m. EDT, both in person and online at home); and From Grey to Blue: Galvanized Yankees Taming the West (June 3 at 8 a.m. EDT). I’ll also be the luncheon speaker for the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) on June 1, with Just Three Generations: New York Style. With the conference’s in-person and virtual components, there’s something for everybody. For more information and to register, see the conference website.
Come on out and join us, if you can, for one or more of these events and note, in some cases, that registration will be free or at a reduced cost to members of the host society — and some may well be limited to members only… There are some reaaaaaaally good reasons for joining genealogical societies… Just sayin’…
Cite/link to this post: Judy G. Russell, “Coming up: April-May 2023,” The Legal Genealogist (https://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog : posted 3 April 2023).