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 mother’s side and entirely in Germany on her father’s 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, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute, 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—chosen as one of the American Bar Association’s top 100 in 2013–2016—appears at The Legal Genealogist website (http://www.legalgenealogist.com).
IGHR 2017 Evening Classes
IGHR will be hosting four evening sessions Monday – Wednesday, 24-26 July, from 7:00 until 8:15 pm. Evening sessions are included in tuition for IGHR course registrants and are open to the public for a small fee ($15). Sessions include "How to Use GALILEO and the UGA Libraries’ Resources" by Laura W. Carter, MEd, MLIS, SLIS (includes the many databases to which IGHR attendees will have access), "BCG Certification Seminar" by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL and Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, and two talks by John Philip Colletta, PhD, "Why Great Grandpa Shaved Off His Mustache: Tales of Our Ancestors and the Weather" and "Private Archives: What They Are and How to Use Them." If you are not registered for an IGHR Course, you should pre-register for the evening sessions you plan to attend to guarantee a handout. Deadline to register for the evening sessions is 17 July 2017.
For your convenience, IGHR is pleased to offer attendees and their guests in-house meal tickets for lunch and/or dinner. This will allow you time to enjoy your meal with fellow attendees and their guests in a private dining area before making the short walk to an evening session or back to class. To purchase meal tickets, follow the link or select Dining Options under IGHR 2017 in the menu above by midnight, 29 June 2017.