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Into the swamp

Up to whatever in alligators No. No, no, no. Not that swamp. The Legal Genealogist isn't going anywhere near a comment about that swamp. This is a different kind of swamp altogether. It's the week before the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy where I'm coordinating an...

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From the Roots of a Tree: 2018

The genealogy of a national hero Today -- January 15, 2018 -- would have been the 89th 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 1968, on a...

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Big steps forward at MyHeritageDNA

Better matching, a chromosome browser The standard advice when it comes to DNA testing has long been the same. Test everybody you can, getting the results into as many databases as you can. The simple reason is that DNA testing -- and particularly autosomal DNA...

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For the record…

What “chain migration” looks like Somewhere around 1886, Auguste Paulina Graumüller and her husband Herman Franz Schreiner left their home in what is now the German state of Thuringen (Thuringia in English) and came to America.[1. See 1910 U.S. census, City of...

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IGHR 2018 registration tomorrow

You snooze, you lose Wake up! There isn't a single moment to waste! It's down-to-the-wire-nail-biting-mouse-hand-warming-up-get-ready time. Because tomorrow, Saturday, January 13th, is the Big Day if you're hoping to get in on an unparalleled opportunity for...

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That other certification

The sealed document Yep, it happened again. And you'd think by now The Legal Genealogist would know better. On Tuesday, the blog focused on a reader question about certified documents. Michael Stills wanted to know about the raised seal on many vital records and its...

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Bad news about RootsWeb

The prospect of months of delays Ugh. The news about RootsWeb is thoroughly depressing. When The Legal Genealogist wrote on Monday about using the Internet Archive Wayback Machine or the caching features of search engines like Google as a stop-gap measure,[1. See Judy...

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Using the Internet’s time machine

Particularly for Rootsweb right now... The Rootsweb website and all of its vast genealogical resources -- taken offline by Ancestry in December because of a data breach -- remains offline and inaccessible to researchers here well into the New Year. Now The Legal...

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Up over and down

Strategy for targeted testing Time and again, The Legal Genealogist hears the lament: “I don't have any male in my line to do a YDNA test!” Or, “I don't have the right person in that line to do an mtDNA test!” In some cases -- many fewer than you might think -- those...

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