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The fallen heroes In so many ways, The Legal Genealogist is so fortunate. Not one of my direct ancestors — not a single one that I know of — fell in battle. Or died of wounds. Or even, for whatever … Continue reading

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Registration deadlines coming up fast In just a little less than two weeks, genealogists will converge on Burbank, California, for what anyone who’s ever been there will agree is one of the most fun genealogy conferences around: the Southern California … Continue reading

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Free webinar tomorrow Genealogists tend to be the storytellers of the family. The ones who ferret out, record, and pass on the details. But how do we do that — and do it well? What’s needed in the story to … Continue reading

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Updated edition available late May One of the key elements of doing genealogy the right way is making sure we cite our sources. It’s not just to make sure we can follow the breadcrumbs back to wherever we found a … Continue reading

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Some things to look forward to It can be really hard, on the days when a major genealogical conference is going on halfway across the continent, to be stuck at home, at work, away from all the fun. And it … Continue reading

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Missouri law and the rivers Let the river run Let all the dreamers Wake the nation – Carly Simon – Let The River Run. It seems like the whole genealogical world has converged on St. Charles, Missouri, for the 2015 … Continue reading

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NGS kicks off tomorrow! It’s NGS week! Hard to believe that after all the hard work, all the preparation, all the efforts of the Conference Committee and volunteers and local host society, the National Genealogical Society Conference for 2015 is … Continue reading

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Happy Cinco de Mayo Today is Cinco de Mayo, the fifth of May, celebrating the defeat of the French Army at the Battle of Puebla in Mexico in 1862. That wasn’t the end of the war with the French — … Continue reading

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Michael’s progress It was back in February, when the Federation of Genealogical Societies was holding its 2015 conference side-by-side with RootsTech, that Michael Hall made the decision. He wanted to do something more, something different, to support the “Preserve The … Continue reading

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Law Day 2015 It’s May 1, officially declared as Law Day in the United States,1 and for this self-proclaimed law geek it’s definitely my kind of holiday. Law Day as a day to celebrate the rule of law and its … Continue reading

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