Coming up: May-June 2024 – The Global Tofay

Coming up: May-June 2024 - The Global Tofay Global Today

Upcoming presentations

The merry month of May has arrived and, with it, the National Genealogical Society conference and about nine kazillion sets of syllabus materials for the upcoming summer institute season.

Yea, it’s a busy time for The Legal Genealogist and, as always, I want to invite you to come along, to the extent possible, on the trip.

May 2024

Tuesday, 14 May, 7 p.m. EDT: The Central Jersey Genealogical Club is hosting the virtual presentation Writ in Stone: Cemeteries and Genealogy. The link will be sent automatically to members. For membership, see the Join page.

Thursday-Saturday, 16-18 May: The National Genealogical Society will host its all-virtual 2024 conference, Expanding Possibilities, with dozens and dozens of top-flight presentations on topics ranging from using artificial intelligence in genealogy to using court records. I’ll be presenting Courting America: Using Court Records for Genealogy on Friday, 17 May, at 12:30 p.m. EDT, and In That Case: Using the Caselaw Access Project on Saturday, 18 May, at 4 p.m. EDT. I’m also going to emcee the SLAM! event on Thursday, 16 May, at 7 p.m. For more information and to register, see the conference website.

Thursday, 23 May, and Thursday, 30 May, both at 7 p.m. EDT: The Family History Academy is giving me a platform to teach my favorite topic: Decoding Records: Using the Law. In this two-part virtual hands-on class, we will explore how the law shapes our understanding of historical documents and how it impacts the way we use them as evidence. For more information and to register, see the class page.

June 2024

Saturday, 1 June, 7 p.m. EDT: The Florida Genealogical Society-Tampa is hosting the virtual presentation Facts, Photos and Fair Use: Copyright Law for Genealogists. For more information and to register, see the Event page.

Saturday, 8 June, 10 a.m. EDT: The Grand Stand Genealogical Society, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is hosting the presentation How Old Did He Have to Be…?. Available virtually to members only, see the Membership page.

Thursday, 13 June, 6 p.m. CDT (7 p.m. EDT): The Appleton (Wisconsin) Public Library is hosting the virtual presentation Polls, Personalty and Property – Making Sense of Tax Lists. For more information and to register, see the event calendar page page.

Saturday, 15 June, 10 a.m. CDT (11 a.m. EDT): The Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society is hosting the virtual presentation From Blackstone to the Statutes at Large–How Knowing the Law Makes Us Better Genealogists. For more information and to register, see the events page page.

Monday-Friday 24-28 June: The GRIP Genealogy Institute is hosting its virtual week of institute courses, ranging from using artificial intelligence in genealogy to researching women and children. At least one seat is still available in a whole bunch of courses, including my own Women and Children First! Research Methods for the Hidden Half of the Family. For more information and to register, see the June courses page 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: May-June 2024,” The Legal Genealogist ( : posted 3 May 2024).

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