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Spanish Florida land records

A great digitized resource So The Legal Genealogist is heading off to Tampa today for tomorrow’s 2016 fall seminar of the Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa), in conjunction with the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative. As usual in preparing for a...

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Shedding light on Sunshine State legal history

Looking forward to Florida The Legal Genealogist‘s time in Oregon is drawing to a close after a spectacular trip yesterday to Crater Lake and what promises to be equally terrific today — a trip to the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Between...

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On forcing an issue

A thoughtful piece for us all to consider Just how far do we go, as genealogists, with information that we discover in the course of our research? This is an issue with any kind of genealogical research. We can find out about illegitimacies in the census and vital...

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Reprise: A woman of competence

“Possessed of her right mind” (Note: In recognition of The Legal Genealogist‘s participation in the 50th anniversary of the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society in Oregon today, at which we’ll be talking a lot about women and the law, here’s a reprise...

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For genealogy bloggers too

A reminder about the FTC rules Yesterday, The Legal Genealogist set out in a footnote a point that really needs to be given a whole lot more emphasis than a single footnote can provide. That’s the fact that “the Federal Trade Commission requires a ‘clear and...

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