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Sigh… Nobody is free of the problem, it seems. The problem of spam, and spambots, and spam attacks, and… Not even The Legal Genealogist. Now you might think that a single small genealogically-oriented website might fly under the radar of … Continue reading

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… and they could have figured it out… As genealogists, we learn to use all kinds of tools in our research. We use land records and probate records. We seek out court minutes from dustry corners of old courthouses and … Continue reading

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Join the AOTUS’s transcription project His name is David Ferriero, and he goes by the acronym AOTUS. That’s Archivist of the United States to anyone not in the know. He’s America’s Collector in Chief, the head of the U.S. National … Continue reading

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Free webinar tomorrow It’s a rare case where straightforward, simple, direct evidence gives us all the information we need to solve a genealogical puzzle. Between records that have been lost over time, records that were never created in the first … Continue reading

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Free webinar tomorrow It’s a rare case where straightforward, simple, direct evidence gives us all the information we need to solve a genealogical puzzle. Between records that have been lost over time, records that were never created in the first … Continue reading

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Always go for the originals So The Legal Genealogist is chasing ancestors through the courthouses of Texas this week, and ran into something yesterday that was just a little surprising. It shouldn’t have been, really — the telltale signs really … Continue reading

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What’s with the marker? So The Legal Genealogist is in Texas, doing something that’s truly rare these days. Looking into my own family history. There’s not always a lot of time, when you write and lecture, to research your own … Continue reading

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Jade: “Every event has its context” So a comment came in to the blog this morning that’s simply too good to just sit in the comments section, where oftentimes folks who’ve already read a blog post won’t see it. Reader … Continue reading

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Indiana House restores funding It’s not exactly time to breathe a deep sigh of relief — not yet — but there is reason for cautious hope in Indiana these days. The House of Representatives in the Hoosier State has voted … Continue reading

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…get discounts on registration! For so many reasons, we all can’t wait for February to end. Snow, cold, ice, slippery roads, all the things that winter brings and that make getting around so very difficult are heading out as February … Continue reading

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