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AAS terms of use The American Antiquarian Society. Sounds like something out of the far distant past, doesn’t it? But it is, instead, an historical library with a forward-thinking view of access to information that makes it — pure and … Continue reading

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Saying thank you in a tangible way The best things in life aren’t free. At least some of them aren’t. At least not to everyone. Case in point: Cyndi’s List. This amazing resource and research tool has been available to … Continue reading

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Help index these amazing records!! If you had ancestors anywhere south of the Mason-Dixon line after the Civil War, step this way. Into the richest, deepest, broadest set of genealogical records you may ever find. The records of the Bureau … Continue reading

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Summer — and winter! — camp for genealogists So you were green with envy last week when everybody started posting about their wonderful experiences at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University. Felt you had missed out … Continue reading

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In their footsteps Any genealogist who has ever had the great good fortune to find and walk an ancestor’s land knows there are no words that can be found — and none that are required — to describe the experience. … Continue reading

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There’s a reason why we cite sources… The Legal Genealogist almost wept yesterday. First, with joy, on finding for the very first time what looked like it might be a specific hint to the burial places of my third great … Continue reading

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For the ease of finding my ancestors’ land Those who, like The Legal Genealogist, have ancestors from what are called the state land states know the pain of trying to identify a land parcel that is described as beginning at … Continue reading

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71 years after D-Day The Legal Genealogist is on the road, so the blog focuses on terms of use to genealogists and family historians. Terms like sacrifice. Because it is, today, 71 years after the D-Day invasion, when thousands of … Continue reading

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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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