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Review: New Guide to DNA Testing

A winner of a guide to DNA testing. Informative. Understandable. Solid. Any time The Legal Genealogist can say those three things about a book — and particularly about a book on a topic that can be as hard to comprehend as DNA testing — you know we have a...

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O cousin, where art thou?

A cousin perhaps alive today? They may have already been on their way to the hospital, 78 years ago today. They had to have known, the granduncle and grandaunt of The Legal Genealogist, that there were not one but two babies on their way. And they must have been...

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In just one volume

Some clues to answering a key genealogical question So often, the key issue The Legal Genealogist faces — like any other genealogist — in trying to answer a question is how to distinguish person 1 from person 2. And so often some or all of the answer can...

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Looking back on the law

Yesterday’s laws inform today’s debates The Legal Genealogist didn’t mean to pick on Montana yesterday in focusing on the fact that anti-immigrant sentiment is nothing new in American politics. The point of yesterday’s blog was simply that...

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Nothing new under the sun

Anti-immigrant sentiment long ago It was George Santayana who said it: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”1 So come along with The Legal Genealogist and spend a little time remembering the past today… through the prism of the laws of...

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