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Another way to be here The excitement is building in Salt Lake City with RootsTech due to open tomorrow morning. Thousands of genealogists and family history enthusiasts are converging on the Salt Palace Convention Center for one of the biggest … Continue reading

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You don’t have to miss everything It’s RootsTech week in Salt Lake City, and genealogists from all over the world are descending on the convention center, the Family History Library and all the other facilities in anticipation of the opening … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago… By this time tomorrow, The Legal Genealogist will be standing in Pearl, Mississippi. Pearl. On the Pearl River. In Rankin County. Where my third great grandfather once rode circuit as a Methodist Episcopal preacher and where … Continue reading

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The stories in the law book There are always stories to be found in those dusty old law books. Sometimes the most powerful and compelling stories of all. And all we need to do is look for them. Case in … Continue reading

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Nope, it’s NOT all online There’s a really interesting statute that was passed by the Mississippi legislature in 1819, dealing with the licensing of physicians and surgeons. None of us, The Legal Genealogist included, tend to think of medical licensing … Continue reading

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Nuncupative wills in Mississippi It’s to a different kind of will that The Legal Genealogist calls attention this morning: not the usual written form that we hope to see with our ancestors carefully setting out spouses and children and grandchildren … Continue reading

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New Texas Digital Archive launches Okay, so the headline of today’s post is a little misleading. The Legal Genealogist — daughter, granddaughter, and great granddaughter of Texans born and bred — really is well aware of many of the fabulous … Continue reading

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Yes, really, free is free Every so often, The Legal Genealogist is confident, the planets align, the stars twinkle just so, the sun kicks off solar flares of some intensity — and the internet goes complete crazy. You’ve seen this, … Continue reading

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Getting there for the pensions How much is a million? It’s awfully hard to wrap our heads around a number like that if we’re ordinary people — people who, like The Legal Genealogist, tend to think of numbers of things … Continue reading

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IGHR registration info The post (or email) earlier today on registration times for the 2016 Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research in June 2016 had a major error — a whole set of registration info was deleted. Classes with registration … Continue reading

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