Monday, December 10, 2012

Webinar to Find Ancestors in Criminal Court Records


Explore legal genealogy in this Family Tree University presentation

Did you know that criminal court records could mention your ancestors even if they didn't commit a crime? Whether your family is full of felons, witnesses or you just want to see some cool historical mug shots, join us for Family Tree University's upcoming webinar: Using Criminal Court Records on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Presenter Judy G. Russell, the Legal Genealogist, will break down these fascinating historical documents with famous examples, such as:
  • The original police report citing Rosa Parks for being a "colored female sitting in the white section of the bus”
  • The indictment of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker (a.k.a. Bonnie & Clyde) from a US District Court
  • A document convicting suffragette Susan B. Anthony of “casting an illegal vote”
Plus: This webinar comes with a free download—a copy of our guide to courthouse records. So from summons to subpoena, from the stocks to the penitentiary, register now to join the jury in this crash course on criminal court records.

Can't make the live presentation? No worries! Every registrant receives a copy of the recording to watch as many times as you wish, along with a PDF of the slides and handouts for reference.
See ShopFamilyTree.com for more details about this and other Family Tree University webinars.

About Family Tree University

Family Tree University is part of the Genealogy Community at F+W Media, Inc., which also encompasses Family Tree Magazine—America’s most popular family history magazine—the Family Tree Books imprint and the ShopFamilyTree.com online store. These publications and products are devoted to providing engaging, easy-to-understand instruction that makes genealogy a hobby anyone can do. In addition to the virtual conference, Family Tree University offers more than 30 online genealogy courses and monthly live webinars.