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Upcoming presentations

EEEK! The Legal Genealogist flat out forgot! February zipped to a close and March came in like a lion and…

Yeah, there’s a lot going on, and there’s more coming up fast.

And, as always, I want to invite you to come along, to the extent possible, on the trip.

Here are the big events coming up in March and April, plus a whole bunch of institute classes I’m teaching where registration has already closed…

March & April 2024

March 2024

Friday and Saturday, 8-9 March: The Spartanburg County Public Libraries is hosting its in-person Genealogy Workshop at the Headquarters Library in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Friday evening at 7 p.m., I’ll be presenting Breaker Boys and Spinner Girls: Child Labor Laws and their Records, and on Saturday I’ll be presenting Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows and Orphans at 10 a.m. and Property Rights and Wrongs: African-Americans at the Courthouse at 1:45 p.m. I’m honored to be sharing the podium with Whitney Day, who’ll be presenting on the new International African American Museum in Charleston at 11:15 a.m. For more information and to sign up for this free event, see the calendar page.

Wednesday, 20 March, 1-4 p.m. EDT: The Friends of the Thomas Balch Library in Leesburg, Virginia, will host the 2024 Spring Genealogical Seminar – Cracking the Code: Legal and Genetic Genealogy. I’ll be presenting After the Courthouse Burns: Rekindling Family History through DNA and DNA and the Golden Rule: The Law and Ethics of Genetic Genealogy. For more information and to register, see the event page.

April 2024

Saturday, 6 April, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. PDT: The Eastern Washington Genealogical Society will host its hybrid seminar, Where Are You Grandpa – You Did What?, at the South Side Community Center, 3151 E 27th Ave, Spokane. I’m one of three speakers, as the day kicks off the Betty Ellis on land records, with her presentation Grandpa, Where Did You Farm? I’m up next, presenting Where There Is — or Isn’t — A Will. Sunny Jane Morton bats clean-up with How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records. For more information, see the event page. When online registration opens, it’ll be on that page as well.

Thursday, 11 April, 5 p.m. EDT: Legacy Family Tree Webinars will host another 24-hour marathon of webinars with speakers from around the world. I’m delighted to be the leadoff speaker for the marathon with the new presentation Silent Storytellers: A Genealogist’s Guide to Cemetery Photography. For more information and to register, see the webinar page.

Saturday, 13 April, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. CDT: The Austin Colony Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host its in-person spring seminar at the Balcones Country Club, 8600 Balcones Club Dr., Austin. I’m presenting That First Trip to the Courthouse, Linking the Generations with Court and Land Records and a two-hour workshop Order in the Court: Hands On with Court Records. For more information and to register, see the event page.

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 are 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: March-April 2024,” The Legal Genealogist ( : posted 6 March 2024).

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