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Stay calm…

FamilySearch update today The Legal Genealogist shares your concern. Trust me, I’m having the same trouble you’re having, reaching the FamilySearch website. But all is well: It really is a planned update and… gulp… we all hope everything will...

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Opening a can of worms

DNA used to challenge a title It was one of those cases where the first child takes something less than nine months to produce and all subsequent children take a full nine months. The marriage was on the 16th of October 1902. The birth of the first child — a son...

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Hats off to Judge Niles

For noting the hatter’s death It has been exactly 152 years, today, since William M. Robertson died in Attala County, Mississippi. The Legal Genealogist‘s third great grandfather, William was born in North Carolina around 1794.1 Although the case...

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BlogTalkRadio: fraud and plagiarism

Not so!! One of The Legal Genealogist‘s pet peeves is when someone takes something another genealogist has done, strips off the identifying information and reposts it as if it was the second person’s work. That, by definition, is plagiarism, and it’s...

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Hurray for the WPA

More New Deal era records for us to use Yesterday’s post on the New Deal had reader G R Berry thinking about other records from that time period that are useful for genealogy. “The New Deal also produced records we can use,” the reader pointed out. “For example,...

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