From 1619 to Juneteenth – Slavery and the Law Before the Civil War Online

"From 1619 to Juneteenth – Slavery and the Law Before the Civil War" No issue more bitterly impacted early America than slavery. Defended by some, decried by others, slavery left its mark on the laws of the nation and all the states, enslaved or free. The records created by those laws provide critical clues for genealogists, whether descended from enslaved or enslaver.


This program is being presented by Judy G. Russell, the Legal Genealogist, and is hosted in partnership with the Athens Chapter of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). 


Judy G. Russell holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical LecturerSM from the Board for Certification of Genealogists® and is a member of the National Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and, among others, the state genealogical societies of Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia, Texas and Illinois. She is privileged to serve on the faculty at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (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).

Sunday, June 5, 2022
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
  Adult program     Genealogy/Local History  
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Event Organizer

Ashley Shull