“Death by Undue Means” – Coroner’s Records – Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Apr 3, 2021 12:00 PM
10:00 am – Welcome & Announcements: Kristi Sexton, OCCGS President
10:10 am – “Death by Undue Means” – Coroner’s Records
From colonial times to today, death not attributable to natural causes required investigation. Elected or appointed coroners worked with local juries to determine more about what caused each death. Learn more about coroner’s records and how to use them in genealogy.
11:20 am – Shootout at the Rhododendron Lodge: Reconstructing Life-Changing Events
A 1929 shootout left the Bath County, Virginia, sheriff dead. Learn to follow the trail through all the records to reconstruct a life-changing event, and understand its unique challenges, both in terms of resources and in terms of ethics.
Learn more about Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL