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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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Well, okay, and me, too… The Legal Genealogist is one of 150 genealogists from around the world whose names appear on the ballot of John Reid’s third annual contest for Rockstar Genealogists on his blog, Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections. John defines … Continue reading

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What your generosity is doing The final numbers are out. And they are mind-boggling. An absolutely stunning tribute to what to genealogical community can do when it decides to do it. When The Legal Genealogist picked up the ball on … Continue reading

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FGS goes North to Alaska! Think for a moment about the excitement of a genealogy conference: a range of speakers offering guidance on a range of topics we need to know about for our research. Then think about the pleasures … Continue reading

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