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Another RootsTech serendipity

Another Baker-who-isn't RootsTech seems to be The Place for serendipity moments. Three years ago, when The Legal Genealogist was a RootsTech keynote speaker, the topic of the keynote was the potential to lose oral family history in just three generations. One of the...

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Not JUST streaming!

RootsTech session recorded for later viewing It's a grey overcast cold day in Salt Lake City -- and nobody cares. Because inside the Salt Palace it's hot as RootsTech 2017 is in full swing. Today, the exhibit hall opens, there are sessions from early morning through...

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Show me! and its resources

Digital resources from Missouri So on Tuesday The Legal Genealogist showcased some digital resources from the Land of Opportunity: historic land records from Arkansas that have been digitized and put online by the Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands in a fabulous set...

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Down the stream at RootsTech

LiveStreaming sessions starting tomorrow Here it is, another cold snowy February day, with tons of friends and fellow genealogists heading off to Salt Lake City for the 2017 RootsTech conference. And you're stuck at home. Minor little issues like work. Or family. Or...

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Landing the records

Arkansas documents its lands The one thing the New World had in abundance that the Old World didn't was running room. Land in abundance was the siren call of the New World, promising ownership to thousands who couldn't have dreamed of owning land in the Old. The...

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February DNA sales

23andMe, Family Tree DNA One for Americans. One for anyone who's in Salt Lake City in person. Those are this week's DNA sales. And both are worth a close look. 23andMe Valentine's Day Sale Apparently for Americans only, 23andMe has launched a Valentine's Day sale,...

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A matter of trust

The youngest son Trust in God. It wasn't a slogan. It wasn't even a religious comment. It was, instead, a name. Traugott, in German. A name given to a child born 187 years ago tomorrow, on the fifth of February 1830. Probably bestowed at his baptism in the Lutheran...

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IGHR 2017 registration today

New venue, new system You know it's today. Don't be sleeping in today. You need to be awake, alert, ready to go... Because it's IGHR registration day today. Now... because it's a new system with a new venue, here's what you need to look for. First, navigate to the...

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IGHR 2017 registration tomorrow!

You snooze, you lose Wake up! There isn't a single moment to waste! It's down-to-the-wire-nail-biting-mouse-hand-warming-up-get-ready time. Because tomorrow, Friday, February 3rd, is the Big Day if you're hoping to get in on an unparalleled opportunity for...

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Doing more for LVA

What else can we do? Concern over the budget issues of the Library of Virginia (LVA) -- Virginia's state archives and library in Richmond -- is clearly broadly felt within our genealogical community. After yesterday's blog about LVA and the bills now pending in the...

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