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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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One more to bookmark The Legal Genealogist usually doesn’t advise people that there’s something they have to add to their reading list. I figure genealogists all have a list as long as our arms, online and off, and we don’t … Continue reading

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Records of the Chancery Courts There’s only ever been one court that’s had doing what’s fair as part of its official mission: the chancery court. With different names in different states (and countries), it was often the go-to court for … Continue reading

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Cue the eerie music! The Legal Genealogist first encountered William W. Montgomery in the statute books of the United States. When I lecture to genealogy groups in different parts of the United States, I make a concerted effort to tailor … Continue reading

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Two weeks from now, in Salt Lake City 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 … Continue reading

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Last chance to register Last week, The Legal Genealogist was honored beyond words to be voted as one of the American and international Rockstar Genealogists by readers of John Reid’s Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections blog. Those nominated for this straw-poll award … Continue reading

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And the winners are… On 1 September 2014, for the third year in a row, John D. Reid of the blog Anglo-Celtic Connections asked genealogists around the world to vote for their favorite genealogy “rockstars” — people he described as … Continue reading

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Thirteen years ago today. It is, once again, September 11. A different September 11th from that one, 13 years ago. That September 11th was one of those glorious days we sometimes get in early September, with crystal-clear blue skies and … Continue reading

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Upcoming on the road Genealogical societies are busy places each and every fall, as the fall conference season gets underway. And The Legal Genealogist is heading off into this fall conference season with an absolutely packed schedule. From Chicago this … Continue reading

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