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Learning from the law

Not the politics of the day A toughening of immigration and naturalization laws sending a clear signal to immigrants that they are, in general, not welcome here. Even legal immigrants under threat of removal from the United States whenever the President deems them...

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Born today

Two not-so-dissimilar men Today, the 19th of January, marks the anniversaries of the births of two remarkable American men. On this day in 1807, in Stratford Hall, Virginia, a son was born to the aristocratic Lee family. The child was named Robert Edward Lee.1 And on...

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The ethics of criticism

Being nice versus being right The genealogical community is a small one, as communities go. And, as with any small pond, something that makes waves is going to attract a lot more attention in our community than, say, even the largest-ever-built ocean liner would make...

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RootsTech party

The party after the party RootsTech is a party for genealogists. Seriously. It’s going to be at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, February 8-11, 2017, and it has more than 200 breakout sessions for all levels of experience so that the biggest...

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From the Roots of a Tree

The genealogy of a national hero Yesterday — January 15, 2017 — would have been the 88th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was born 15 January 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. And those of us old enough to remember know only too well that he died 4 April...

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