2018 Annual Seminar
Saturday October 27, 2018
8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66211
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JCGS is proud to announce the guest speaker for our 2018 Annual Seminar - Judy Russell. Judy is one of the most popular speakers in the field of genealogy with many accomplishments to her credit. Judy lectures on a wide variety of genealogical topics ranging from using court records in our family history to understanding DNA testing. She always brings an inspiring story or two to her presentations.
She serves on the faculty at IGHR, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), and the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed).
Judy holds a bachelor's degree in journalism with a political science minor from George Washington University, a law degree from Rutgers School of Law - Newark, and genealogical credentials of Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical LecturerSM from the Board for Certification of Genealogists® where she currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees.
Judy Russell is a Colorado native with roots deep in the American south on her mother's side - from Virginia to Texas and just about everywhere in between - and then, ancestors entirely from Germany on her father's side. It's an odd mix, she says, seeking records of ancestors from 1680 Virginia on one side to first-generation American on the other. Judy's mantra is - without understanding the context in which events took place and what kind of records those events created, we miss so much of both the significance and the flavor of what happened. Save the date and join JCGS at another wonderful Annual Seminar! October 27, 2018