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To be judged the reputed father Anyone who regularly reads this blog knows that The Legal Genealogist is a huge fan of Michael D. Lacopo’s compelling story of identifying his grandfather, his mother’s father, through an amazing combination of genealogical … Continue reading

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Another one for the NERGC crowd If there was even a tiny shred of doubt remaining in your mind as to whether or not The Legal Genealogist is a total law geek, this should put it completely to rest. Here … Continue reading

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Some Connecticut gems It’s finally here: the opening day of NERGC — the 2015 New England Regional Genealogical Consortium — at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. People from all over New England — people with roots back in … Continue reading

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An online resource You can’t be a genuine law geek without breaking into a smile when you discover that one city, in one state, reprinted an entire body of its earliest colonial laws — and included a whole introduction outlining … Continue reading

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For the State of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations It’s NERGC week! It’s finally here! People from all over New England — people with roots back in New England — people who are just interested in New England genealogy will be … Continue reading

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… and in the laws … and the index Okay, so The Legal Genealogist is getting ready to head off to Ohio for the 2015 Ohio Genealogical Society Conference, and you know what that means, right? Yep, once again, I’m … Continue reading

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Those 1890 statutes The Legal Genealogist is heading off to Oklahoma tomorrow, to speak at the Oklahoma Genealogical Society conference on Saturday and — with any luck at all — to track down some elusive Tillman County ancestors in the … Continue reading

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Excluding and including the Indian There is a curious phrase in the Constitution of the United States. It appears in Article I, section 2, and it appears again in the 14th Amendment. In Article I, the Constitution provides that Representatives … Continue reading

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The first one, that is Have you, as a genealogist, offered up your most sincere thanks to the members of the United States Congress? The Legal Genealogist has — a statement that may surprise those of you who’ve managed to … Continue reading

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One-stop shopping for Texas statutes The Legal Genealogist‘s Texas-born-and-bred grandmother would have taken one look at yesterday’s snowfall and shaken her head at the idea that her grandchild had to get up at oh-dark-thirty and catch a plane to the … Continue reading

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