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Sign in on FamilySearch Tomorrow. Wednesday, December 13, 2017. That's the day when access to FamilySearch is going to change. Up until tomorrow, users who aren't signed in have been able to see some records, some indexes and more. Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 13,...

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Law dictionaries as research tools

Going beyond the lingo It's no secret that The Legal Genealogist loves Black's Law Dictionary. It’s a comprehensive dictionary of legal terms — many of them critical to the records we work with day in and day out — that gives new meaning to the concept of “Gold...

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Promethease promotion

Know before you upload For folks whose primary goal with DNA testing is to get some sort of handle on their overall health situation, Promethease has always been one of the available options and, right now, through the end of the year, it's offering to provide its...

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Ever a Union man

Except maybe not exactly He was The Legal Genealogist's cousin, that David Davenport of North Carolina. In one line, a first cousin four times removed. In another, a second cousin five times removed. Descended from a Baker cousin and surrounded by Baker and Davenport...

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Begging your pardon

Begging your pardon Records of the Civil War The war had already been going on for more than two years on that day in December, 154 years ago today. The country had been through Bull Run and Antietam and Shiloh and Vicksburg and Chancellorsville and Gettysburg and...

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