Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows and Orphans

Judy G. Russell

presented by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG®, CGLSM The Legal Genealogist®
Saturday, 21 January 2023 at 2:00 pm EST via Zoom

All registrants will have access to the program recording for 30 days!

Widows and orphans have always had a special place in the law. But it’s not always the
place that 21st century researchers might expect. An orphan in the early days wasn’t a
child whose parents had died, but rather a child whose father had died. The law didn’t
care much about the mother. She was just the widow, entitled to her dower rights and
generally not much more. Learn more of the way the law treated widows and orphans,
and what the records may tell us about them.

Join the Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society (COGS) and Judy G. Russell on Saturday, 21 January for this virtual program! Registration is required. The last day to register for Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows and Orphans is 20 January 2023 at 8:00 pm EST.

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About our Speaker

The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree who provides expert guidance through the murky territory where law and family history intersect. An internationally-known lecturer and award-winning writer, she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical Lecturer℠ from the Board for Certification of Genealogists®. Read her blog at

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Judy Russell present!

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