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April’s DNA sales It will be 63 years come Monday. That’s the anniversary of the day when Cambridge University scientists James D. Watson and Frances H.C. Crick announced they were sure that the structure of DNA was the double helix … Continue reading

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Registrations closing soon It’s the spring conference season, and that’s an amazingly busy time of year for genealogists everywhere. But The Legal Genealogist doesn’t want anybody getting so busy that we miss a key deadline, whether it’s for a spring … Continue reading

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Behind the tax record So… yesterday The Legal Genealogist wanted to make a point about the kinds of records that can be used to help reconstruct a family’s history. Because I’m headed off this weekend to the spring seminar of … Continue reading

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April 19th for next BCG webinar The Legal Genealogist occasionally has fumble fingers. As in this morning, when I was going for the SAVE button on a blog post and hit the PUBLISH button instead. The post is fixed online, … Continue reading

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Free webinar April 19th! How do we find those early America ancestors — the ones who lived in the early days of the 19th century? They’re often among the hardest to nail down. They’re not among the first arrivals, whose … Continue reading

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No strikeout here!! This is a day when The Legal Genealogist should be totally distracted. When deadlines, new lectures, syllabus materials and even (gasp) the pay-the-bills job should all be set aside for a few hours. When instead of census … Continue reading

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Free on Ancestry Academy Anyone who has read this blog for any time at all knows that The Legal Genealogist is a huge fan of the Preserve the Pensions project — the effort spearheaded by the Federation of Genealogical Societies … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t it be amazing… On this day of sorrow in Brussels… one of The Legal Genealogist‘s favorite places on this earth… comes this graphic from MvE Fashion: Nothing more can be said… Oh, Brussels…

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Adding a citation to an image Note: Two years ago, The Legal Genealogist wanted to show off a favorite program, and so ran a how-to post rather than a why-to post. The question is how to save source citation information … Continue reading

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State and federal private laws In March of 1837, a New Englander named Horace White arrived in what is now Rock County, Wisconsin, and decided to stay. He was acting, in part, as the agent of the New England Emigrating … Continue reading

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