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Images of The Last Frontier In case you hadn’t noticed… The Legal Genealogist heads off — today! — to board the Jewel of the Seas for the Federation of Genealogical Society cruise to Alaska. And, of course, it wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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The laws of Alaska As The Legal Genealogist prepares for the Federation of Genealogical Society cruise to Alaska starting later this week, it’s clear that folks with roots in Alaska sometimes think that there are some amazingly strong parallels between … Continue reading

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North to Alaska A bunch of folks from the Federation of Genealogical Societies will be setting sail at the end of next week for a visit to the northernmost part of the United States — and parts of Canada — … Continue reading

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Research in the Evergreen State It’s called the Evergreen State, this amazing piece of America in the Pacific Northwest, and for someone flying in the way The Legal Genealogist did this week for the Northwest Genealogy Conference 2015 in Arlington, … Continue reading

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NWGC bound So it’s going to be Washington State for The Legal Genealogist later this week, at the Northwest Genealogy Conference 2015 in Arlington. Today, Tuesday the 11th of August, is the last day to register online for the conference, … Continue reading

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The Show Me State on Flickr So The Legal Genealogist is headed out to Missouri today for “Liars, Laws and Brick Walls” — the Annual Conference of the Missouri State Genealogical Association (MoSGA). It gets underway tomorrow morning with a … Continue reading

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SSN follow-ups Yesterday’s post about Social Security numbers brought in a flurry of information tidbits and additional questions… all of which are too good to leave in the comments section. So… The tidbits. First, from Ancestry‘s Chad R. Milliner, the … Continue reading

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A timely question about getting the SSN Reader Amy Jacobsen asks a great question that just happens to be very timely. “I am having trouble understanding my Grandmother’s Social Security number on her death certificate,” she writes. “I would like … Continue reading

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Bring back the interactive map, please! There are a few sites that, to a genealogist, are simply indispensable. If The Legal Genealogist absolutely had to, I could live without some of the sites that are in my genealogy toolbar, or … Continue reading

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Have you bookmarked JSTOR Daily yet? Back in October 2014, The Legal Genealogist discovered something all genealogists have to add to their reading list. It’s called JSTOR Daily, it’s irresistable — and it’s packed with great information.1 Including information written … Continue reading

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