Author Archives: Judy G. Russell

And the winners are… On 1 September 2014, for the third year in a row, John D. Reid of the blog Anglo-Celtic Connections asked genealogists around the world to vote for their favorite genealogy “rockstars” — people he described as … Continue reading

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Copyright and sharing The Legal Genealogist received a question from a reader that can only leave you shaking your head. “I belong to (a chat group),” she wrote. And, she went on: We have a (person) who volunteered to moderate … Continue reading

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Something to plan for So the question came up more than once yesterday when The Legal Genealogist and the Chicago Genealogical Society together explored the uses of DNA in genealogical research at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library: Who owns your … Continue reading

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Finding the unexpected So The Legal Genealogist is on the road (again) (yeah, what else is new, I know, I know), this time in Chicago where I have the honor of speaking to the Chicago Genealogical Society today. It’s going … Continue reading

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Thirteen years ago today. It is, once again, September 11. A different September 11th from that one, 13 years ago. That September 11th was one of those glorious days we sometimes get in early September, with crystal-clear blue skies and … Continue reading

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Upcoming on the road Genealogical societies are busy places each and every fall, as the fall conference season gets underway. And The Legal Genealogist is heading off into this fall conference season with an absolutely packed schedule. From Chicago this … Continue reading

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Well, okay, and me, too… The Legal Genealogist is one of 150 genealogists from around the world whose names appear on the ballot of John Reid’s third annual contest for Rockstar Genealogists on his blog, Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections. John defines … Continue reading

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Go directly to judgment On Saturday, the 13th of October 1877, a Chicago newspaper reported on a number of court cases, including a couple that caught the eye of reader Linda Vert when she came across the notice. The first … Continue reading

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DNA and Jack the Ripper You have to love it. Even the possibility that DNA could solve the coldest of cold cases just has to make a genetic genealogist smile. And though there are a fair number of as-yet-unanswered question, … Continue reading

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Surnames passing on a bus The question practically jumped off the screen. The Legal Genealogist was perusing the latest posts on Facebook and this question appeared, posted by my friend Heather Wilkinson Rojo of Nutfield Genealogy: “Did you ever see … Continue reading

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