Irish genealogy group to meet Saturday

The Irish Family History Forum will meet this Saturday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m. the Bethpage Public Library.

The presentations, “Don’t Forget the Ladies – A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law” and “Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows and Orphans” will be led  by Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist.

In her discussion “A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law,”  Judy will show how in early America, women were all too often didn’t appear in records: not in the censuses, not on juries, not in the voting booth. She will show that the way women were treated under the law provides clues to finding their identities today.

In “Dowered or Bound Out,” she will discuss how the law treated widows and orphans and what the records may tell us about them.

The Bethpage Library is located at 47 Powell Avenue. For more information, go to the club website at:

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