Courting the Empire State: New York’s Early Court Records

Saturday, September 25, 04:00 pm EDT
Sunday, September 26, 04:00 pm EDT

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New York’s laws—Dutch, English, early Statehood, and post-1847—created a confusing plethora of courts with differing names and records. But with perseverance and persistence—and a little bit of luck—the records of the Empire State's courts offer much for the genealogist researching ancestors from colonial times to the present.

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About the Presenter

The Legal Genealogist, Judy G. Russell, is a genealogist with a law degree who provides expert guidance through the murky territory where law, history and genealogy intersect.