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And it’s basically no big deal So here we are, once again facing a long email and pop-up notices and more from Facebook with changes to its terms of use that will take effect on 1 January 2015. Terms of … Continue reading

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So much to be thankful for It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the United States, and The Legal Genealogist has so much to be thankful for. So very much, in fact, that it’s hard to know where to begin. I am … Continue reading

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Comments due by Monday 1 December Today, The Legal Genealogist is asking for our community’s help in speaking out for those who cannot speak for themselves. This country’s veterans who lie in unmarked graves. They need our help, and they … Continue reading

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It’s a Sir Walter Scott kind of day for The Legal Genealogist: BREATHES there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said,   ’This is my own, my native land!’ Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d … Continue reading

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Probate Monday Next in the series of webinars to be offered by the Board for Certification of Genealogists is Monday’s webinar — “‘Of Sound Mind and Body’: Using Probate Records in Your Research” — presented by Michael Hait CG. Created … Continue reading

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Honoring those who served After all that time, suddenly, it was silent. After war had raged for more than four years, on the battlefields of Europe the quiet must have been eerie. There at the eleventh hour of the eleventh … Continue reading

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Say, would you mind…? (Note: This issue came up again in the discussions after yesterday’s blog post on taking the work of others without crediting them. It’s another side to the ethical issues we deal with, and this post from … Continue reading

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With the so big message It’s just a little book, really. Only 58 pages including the index. Okay, so it goes all the way up to 62 pages if you throw in the introduction and the table of contents. It’s … Continue reading

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Discounts on registration! It’s really a bummer, not being independently wealthy, isn’t it? Sigh. Somehow there’s always more genealogy we want to do than we have time or money for. Life just isn’t fair! But being an early bird can … Continue reading

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Research, research, research It’s a tradition of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, its way to say thank you to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and its staff for all of the work it does and they … Continue reading

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