Category Archives: General

One of these, please… Today is Giving Tuesday. A day not to get like Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but a day to give — to support a program or a group that is near and dear to our hearts. … Continue reading

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Just what does the SA mean? Genealogy friend and colleague Yvette Hoitink writes a terrific blog about research in The Netherlands. If you have Dutch ancestors and haven’t found the blog yet, you really need to check out Dutch Genealogy … 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. I woke up this morning, warm and safe. I woke up in a building with … Continue reading

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Not as easy as it sounds Reader Maureen was delighted with the Census Bureau publication that set out the directions to the census takers in each U.S. census from 1790 through 2000 that was featured in Monday’s blog post, Read … Continue reading

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In the ABAJ top 100 It all began around this time in 2013, when The Legal Genealogist got an email with a return address of — and almost deleted it. I figured it was a pitch for membership in … Continue reading

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The price tag for cheaters They didn’t really mean that, did they? The Legal Genealogist is probably more at home in those old statute books than most folks. I certainly poke around in them more than most folks do. But … Continue reading

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The widow Ann’s choice You’d think by now The Legal Genealogist would know that if there is anything that’s important to another genealogist… It’s the rest of the story. Doesn’t matter that there’s a lesson to be learned in dealing … Continue reading

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Musings on a sad Sunday The Legal Genealogist rarely deviates from genealogy into politics, and even more rarely on a Sunday — a day this blog sets aside for discussions of how genealogists can use DNA to help prove relationships. … Continue reading

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One of the newest counties So The Legal Genealogist is getting ready to head off on another adventure this weekend… and yet will be sleeping in her own bed every night. I love this time of year when so many … Continue reading

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