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Worldwide Indexing Day a success! So the goal was to have 50,000 people indexing and arbitrating index entries over a 24-hour period. That would set a new record… not to mention getting one whale of a lot of new index … Continue reading

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Reminder: it’s pool day! Today is the day. There are only a few hours left. The Worldwide Indexing Event at FamilySearch is underway. You can read all about it here at The Legal Genealogist, but don’t just read about it … Continue reading

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And the difference is… So the peripatetic antics of The Legal Genealogist lead to northern Virginia tonight… and the annual dinner of NIGRAA — the National Institute on Genealogical Research Alumni Association. The Institute, known as NIGR (pronounced NY-jer), is … Continue reading

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Indexing marathon What are you doing this coming Sunday and Monday, July 20-21? Some of us, of course, The Legal Genealogist included, will be arriving at and beginning our learning experiences at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). Some … Continue reading

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Questions to ask So The Legal Genealogist was out in St. Louis yesterday for the Midwestern African-American Genealogy Institute. It was the second annual institute, and my time first there… and it was a joy. What a great group of … Continue reading

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Updating GenForum now There are an awful lot of reasons why genealogists should love Greg Boyd. Start with the fact that his Arphax Publishing Company has some of the most useful map books on the planet — the Family Maps … Continue reading

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IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America, WHEN in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and … Continue reading

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And for us too Tomorrow is the Fourth of July. The 238th birthday of the United States. So how about buying it a birthday present? Seriously. How about getting together with The Legal Genealogist and buying the whole darned country … Continue reading

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A wagon for Democrats? When the estate of Charles Cheever of Plyumouth County, Massachusetts, was inventories in 1916, his belongings included a lot of small deposits in different banks, shares in a couple of copper companies, some household furniture, a … Continue reading

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January’s class lineup!! Got your calendar marked? Got your alarm set? Got your fingers limbered up? Good. Because registration for the 2015 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy opens Saturday — yes, day after tomorrow — at 9 a.m. Mountain Daylight … Continue reading

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