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Mapping California

Part of America's treasures in an American treasure They range from 1680 to 2012. They are 230 in number. They originated with the United States War Department. With the National Park Service. With the State Mining Bureau. And with a wide variety of private...

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Confirming Isabella

Confirming Isabella Another solid X-match It's always comforting when the DNA evidence matches the paper trail. Especially when you've spent as much time researching a paper trail as The Legal Genealogist has spent on her second great grandmother, Isabella (Gentry)...

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Becoming unAmerican

When the law said “no you don't” One hundred and five (corrected) years ago tomorrow, a young couple married in Tarrant County, Texas. The bride: Maud Lillian Cottrell. Born 26 January 1890 to Martin Gilbert and Martha (Johnson) Cottrell and, thus, older sister to The...

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Finding Maryland law

One-stop-shopping for the law of the Old Line State The Legal Genealogist is off today, heading south for the Fall Seminar of the Maryland Genealogical Society... but not -- for once -- to an airport. No, this afternoon I'll be behind the wheel, since Maryland is well...

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